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Teachers TV- The Montessori Method


Having had such a warm response concerning my post broaching the subject of main stream education versus home-schooling in https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/no-school-for-my-kids-radical-unschooling-methods/ and being introduced to the Montessori Method by http://friendlyfairytales.com/ I thought you might enjoy this video which goes from its origins to today which is very informative for the ones who are still new to it as I.
Enjoy!

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Published on Dec 5, 2012
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An examination of the Montessori method of teaching.
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Waste Land (2010) – Official Trailer [HD]


http://gabicoatsworth.com/ suggested I should watch Waste land after she saw my post with the landfill harmonic orchestra video which had a huge impact on me. I checked the trailer which I’m posting now & will give you the title for the whole video to see on You tube (it will take too much space here)
It is another story of hope, creativity & so much more I can hardly put into words…

Lixo Extraordinário – Waste Land (HD) (for the full video)

Enjoy!

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Uploaded on Jan 11, 2011
“Waste Land” is an award winning documentary by director Lucy Walker – An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. Vik collaborates with the brilliant catadores, pickers of recyclable materials, true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and showing us how to recycle ourselves.

Released on 2010 and premiered in Berlin Film Festival 2010 (Berlinale)
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The wordpress family award


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With thanks toward the blogger http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/a-message-to-the-word-press-family/#comment-39733 who generously offered it to all his readers and with all our wishes for his speedy recovery.

The ten bloggers I will pass it onto are…

http://soberidentity.com/ for her kind big & generous heart

http://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com/ for being a gem

http://arandomharvest.wordpress.com/ for her optimism & creativity

http://clanmother.com/ for truly being part of the blogging community

http://weedimageoftheday.com/ for the very best weed images ever

http://thekitchensgarden.com/ for a very caring loving & inspiring farmer’s blog

http://arashrecovery.com/ for the most stirring & uplifting story of recovery

http://isabellaesthermariarose.com/ for being a most brilliant soulful photographer

http://gentleperseverence.wordpress.com/ for her example on life’s journey & her integrity

http://catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com/ for her art & her gentle way of seeing life

Thank you again.

the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra



The example of bringing fire from ashes, of building where there is destruction…
A beautiful message of talent & strength under all circumstances.

There are no boundaries where the mind has none…

Enjoy this other exception found on http://ivonprefontaine.com/2013/12/17/the-landfill-harmonic-orchestra/ who reblogged it from http://misbehavedwoman.wordpress.com/?s=the+landfill+harmonic+orchestra&submit=Search

Published on Dec 13, 2012
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No School For My Kids: Radical Unschooling Methods


This video gave me food for thought. It gave me the opportunity to see the subject under a different light.
Many years ago I had read this fascinating book called “The children on the hill” (see photo bellow)
which treated the same subject with an extraordinarily gifted family, each one of them systematically coming out to be a genius in his own activity. I recommend it to anyone looking for an unusual well written-real-life-story.

Bringing out the best in our children doesn’t always necessarily mean they have to follow the main stream educative system.
Those are the words coming out from a strong believer in regular schooling!

I had said I was not going to post until after the holidays but this called for an exception 🙂
Enjoy!

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Published on Dec 9, 2013
No School For My Kids: Radical Unschooling Methods

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YOU’VE heard of home schooling, now meet the mum who calls herself a ‘radical unschooler.’ Maryanne Jacobs, from Gorebridge, Scotland, is part of a new wave of women who don’t send their kids to school — and don’t teach them at home either. The 32-year-old says her daughter, Rio, nine, and son, Bryden, eight, learn ‘naturally’ on their own by playing computer games like Minecraft and through life experiences — like baking and shopping and being outdoors. Maryanne says Bryden, a numbers whizz, picked up numbers on his own through a Pokemon card game. And her daughter’s love of words came from board games like Monopoly and Scrabble.

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The place where light enters you…


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I thought this most profound saying to be most suitable for this shot!

The wound is the place where light enters you.
Rumi.

P.s
I am going to take time off until after winter holidays to spend quality time with my loved ones but will try my utmost to keep on liking as long as I can & see you back in January!
Make the most of it life goes by too quickly 😉
My best wishes to all of you till then!

WWII veteran refuses to close the book on his life



What a lesson! When I think how we so quickly give up our dreams and how we take for granted what appears to be so small to our eyes as reading…
This is a truly remarkable short video found on http://davidkanigan.com/2013/12/09/get-in-there-and-learn-baby-now/
Take a second to be truly inspired 🙂

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Published on Nov 8, 2013
As part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets 90-year-old Ed Bray, who served in World War II and has two Purple Hearts, but who could never read what they were for. After 89 years of covering up his illiteracy, Ed is starting a new chapter.
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