Review of Invisible Children: A must read for all American Citizens of voting age

Originally posted on Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story:
Invisible Children by Mike Tikkanen My rating: 5 of 5 stars Check it out at a library, via Worldcat: https://www.worldcat.org/title/invisi… First, “States will also discover that investing in children pays big dividends for better schools, safer streets, and happier communities.” This is…

Turkish Tuesdays, Health Care, and Neville Longbottom and Harry as kids with PTSD?

It is interesting to see how different cultures hide the mistreatment of kids.  The Brits seem to be a bit more up front about it, but also more harsh than say, Turks, who adore children. I am being lazy and re-reading HP2 to work on my Turkish reading, instead of continuing to slog through somethingContinue reading “Turkish Tuesdays, Health Care, and Neville Longbottom and Harry as kids with PTSD?”

Moody Mondays, Adulting Ed., and What YOU can do to protect children and help Save the World (in about 30-45 years…)

Here is what part of the Four Freedoms movement this post fills: educating yourself as an Adult to help protect future adults, as part of the responsibility for democracy and safety. – KARA ‘s “Call to ActionLook for reports or studies on how much your community spends on early childhood programs. Gain an understanding ofContinue reading “Moody Mondays, Adulting Ed., and What YOU can do to protect children and help Save the World (in about 30-45 years…)”

Moody Mondays and Adulting education to protect kids

I believe that all adults have a responsibility to look out for the safety of all kids, and thus to continue to educate ourselves on legal and financial laws and outcomes as they are impacted in our greater society by children’s issues, like early childhood education. And behold: — – “Economists have calculated that everyContinue reading “Moody Mondays and Adulting education to protect kids”

Moody Mondays, and Early Childhood Education as Health Care for the Entire World

This early childhood ed. org. in DC has been, and is still, doing what Joseph Biden proposes to do on a larger scale in the US, which ought to have been done a long time ago, in THIS galaxy: They needed cribs back in 2012, but now you can donate online: – I had theContinue reading “Moody Mondays, and Early Childhood Education as Health Care for the Entire World”

Constructivist ideas: How Elmer Fudd might teach maths

I wrote this paper as part of my Master of Arts in Teaching degree work in 2002.  I still think that many students would benefit from these ideas, if teachers or tutors or mentors were allowed to work more individually, and given more time and support for all of their hard work. How Would ElmerContinue reading “Constructivist ideas: How Elmer Fudd might teach maths”

Adult Goals: Bring back the Civilian Conservation Corps to help protect children, and protect us All

I have a vision, for which many have called me a hopeless dreamer, of one possible way our society could look, maybe in 40 years, or maybe even sooner, if we all wanted it to happen.  It involves four main phases, broken down into smaller goals, with the ultimate hope being to build a worldContinue reading “Adult Goals: Bring back the Civilian Conservation Corps to help protect children, and protect us All”

How a missed trash can led to Formation Tortue, but learning languages can help treating childhood trauma

Why did that paper ball flying over my head make me dive for the floor? Shortly after I turned 51 years of age, a young coworker launched a simple balled up bit of paper at the trash can in front of me. It missed. What I saw was not a mere bit of paper becomingContinue reading “How a missed trash can led to Formation Tortue, but learning languages can help treating childhood trauma”

The Goal: protecting children, protecting us All

Adulthood Challenge Vision The Adulthood Challenge Vision: A program of Equality and Health for All The Goals (allowing each person to contribute fully): 1. Each person, as a child, must learn to swim 2. Each child must learn self-defense (emotional and physical) 3. Each child, at birth, receives half a hectare of land, non- alienable.Continue reading “The Goal: protecting children, protecting us All”

– How crucial it is to believe in The Good

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling My rating: 5 of 5 stars Upon reading again, I see that she uses the omniscient story-tellers voice more than I thought, in the first book, to excellent effect. I find it amazing that Rowling managed to include child neglect, child abuse or bullying, ptsd andContinue reading “– How crucial it is to believe in The Good”

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