Sunday, September 20, 2015

In the wind | tweets from the space ending 09.19.15

9th grade is the most common year for sex abuse against girls | here's a pdf for parents 

separating wheat from chaff is a learned skill 

YouTube Minecraft channels are not all created equal 

My  answer to What is a content designer? 

Monday, September 14, 2015

In the wind | tweets from the space ending 09.13.15

why are we still talking about this? | 2015 VMA ratings were in the toilet with the show's lowlights 

re: reports of sliding SAT scores | College success relates more to HS GPA than test scores 

vapes + chaw | 2001–13 HS smokeless tobacco use rose more among athletes than nonathletes 

Does your underage child use Kik Messenger? |  tips for  

happy Labor Day to all the greedy-grabby workers 

Every once in a while, a story... 

teaching - without preaching - about religious practice 

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

rocks cry out | a StoryCorps Story about mercy

Julio Diaz courtesy StoryCorps

Every now and again a story like this one from Julio Diaz pops ups and stops me in my tracks. It's been floating around for quite a while but, somehow, I just heard it [h/t @JayHowver]. It's short, but, I think, long-lasting.

In an epoch of crazed, angry, fear, Mr. Diaz drops a little mercy on a stranger who needs it. Thank you sir. And thank you, StoryCorps.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

greedy-grabby workers | Anne Lamott on Labor Day

I understand why politicians want to see labor as the cause of most of our societal and economic problems. It takes the focus off the banks, the corporations, the military-industrial complex. But public school teachers? I guess they really are sort of greedy and grabby — not to mention rich. Especially those greedy-grabby public school special ed teachers. My younger brother is one of them, and boy, is he raking it in. Talk about take, take, take. -- Anne Lamott

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

in the wind | tweets from the space ending 08.28.15

Too early | Early school day start as a risk factor for adolescents

grade-by-grade | a parents guide to primary school learning objectives + methods

UPDATE on the great northern migration | turns out it's 98043

holy moley | Stephen Colbert talks about life, the universe + everything

Future Framers of America | 15 year-old presidential candidate polling well in early states

when they're good they're very good + when they're bad they're horrid | suspect social apps

Diagnosis | 1997-2014: Has a health professional ever told you your child had ADHD or ADD?

social media network effect | a bit overstated + clunky perhaps, but here's a useful case study

The first time | new data on when college students are most likely to first try controlled substances