Words of inspiration: what I believe

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born A Death Certificate shows that we died Pictures show that we lived! Have a seat . Relax . . .And read this slowly. I Believe…. That just because two people argue, It doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, It doesn’t […]

Relax: DONothing For 2 Minutes- if you can!

DO nothing

If Catastrophic Weather Events Don’t Get Us, Irrationality Might. How Language Changes our Choices

Whether people accept manmade global warming as real may depend on the weather outside that particular day, a new study finds. Weather and climate The study results suggest that because global warming and climate are complex and long-term trends, people may be more likely to grasp onto a simpler, more easily accessible explanation — the […]

The Privatisation of Education

As Diane Ravitch tweeted this morning- a sad day for educational reformers. Article from the UK Guardian discusses the abrupt departure of the New York schools chancellor is only a temporary setback for the corporate ‘reform’ of public schools. Former Hearst executive Cathleen Black who has just resigned from her post as <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/apr/07/schools-school-funding“>New York […]

Carl Sagan: Our Pale Blue Dot

This beautiful, artistic video discusses Carl Sagan’s image and how he used astronomy to get across humanitarian and environmental messages. The universe is humbling. To realize the immensity of the universe is to recognize that the earth is just a speck of dust in comparison. From a humanist perspective it sheds light on the fact […]

Two-thirds of teachers want to quit. What is the Purpose of Education

NEARLY two-thirds of Australian teachers are considering quitting their jobs for a new career. So are teachers all over the world See: A love of teaching, but fear for the future: Fight over collective bargaining leaves one teacher uncertain about career choice http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42306729/ns/business-us_business The Centre for Marketing Schools was commissioned to survey staff satisfaction levels […]

We are yet to price, supply and use water, or trees efficiently

Until we are able to put a price on not just carbon, but on trees, and water and food- entrepreneurs and governments will not turn their hands sufficiently to saving our civilisation. Our planet is covered with water, but we are yet to price, supply and use it efficiently, writes Rebecca Gill http://bit.ly/g0WlCc Below FIrst […]

EDUCATION FOR BUILDING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

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Kids Thinking Outside the Box

How kids thinking outside the box can change an entire village, and their lives.
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I’m Sorry I’m A Teacher

This powerful letter was written by an American Teacher, Alan Haskvitz, a member of the National Teachers Hall of Fame and has been recognized many times as one of the nation’s most successful and innovative teachers. Accounts of his students’ accomplishments have been featured in books, periodicals, and on national radio and television. He is […]