Monday, April 24, 2017

Who's Praying for You?

"Virgin in Prayer" by Giovanni Battista Silva
Bet your mom is.

Mother's Day is May 14, 2017. Sunday.

National Poetry Month: #19

Romeo and Juliet, 1968, Franco Zeffirelli
 
Romeo & Juliet, Act 2 Scene 2, spoken by Romeo

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
Be not her maid, since she is envious;
Her vestal livery is but sick and green
And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.
It is my lady, O, it is my love!
O, that she knew she were!
She speaks yet she says nothing: what of that?
Her eye discourses; I will answer it.
I am too bold, ’tis not to me she speaks:
Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,
Having some business, do entreat her eyes
To twinkle in their spheres till they return.
What if her eyes were there, they in her head?
The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,
As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heaven
Would through the airy region stream so bright
That birds would sing and think it were not night.
See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!
O, that I were a glove upon that hand,
That I might touch that cheek!



Balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0qao2xINsE 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Educational Links 4/24/17


Some schools trading the blacktop for greentop as an innovative way to teach science




Why education needs strong advocates now more than ever


Building Rapport: Moving Beyond Teacher Characteristics to Actions that Promote Learning


It’s Shakespeare’s Birthday – Here Are Related Resources For ELLs


The End of Teacher Tenure?


THE IMPORTANCE OF ARTS IN EDUCATION

Teaching Strategies to Improve Student Self-Discipline


The number-one trait needed to accomplish your goals in life is to have self-discipline. Self-discipline is a learned behavior that not every student has. The ability for a student to be able to monitor and control her own behavior is a concept that many teachers would love their students to have, but unfortunately not all of them do.

National Poetry Month: Poem #18

Hamlet, 2008 RSC Production
Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 1

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover’d country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.–Soft you now!
The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remember’d.


 David Tennant - Hamlet's Soliloquy (RSC Hamlet) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch


The Smarty Pants Files



Q: Teacher: Didn't I tell you to stand at the end of the line?
A: Student: I tried but there was someone already there!

Q: How is an English teacher like a judge?
A: They both give out sentences.

Q: Teacher: You missed school yesterday, didn't you?
A: Student: Not really.


Q: Why did the teacher go to the beach?
A: To test the water.

Q: Why did the teacher wear sunglasses?
A: Because his class was so bright!

Q: Why were the teacher's eyes crossed?
A: She couldn't control her pupils!




Q: Teacher: If I had 6 oranges in one hand and 7 apples in the other, what would I have?
A: Student: Big hands!

Q: Teacher: If you got $20 from 5 people, what you get?
A: Student: A new bike.

Q: Teacher: I hope I didn't see you looking at John's exam?
A: Student: I hope you didn't either.



Q: Teacher: What is the shortest month?
A: Student: May, it only has three letters.


Q: Teacher: Answer my question at once. What is 7 plus 2?
A: Student: At once!

Q: Why did closing her eyes remind the teacher of her classroom?
A: Because there were no pupils to see.

Q: Why did the teacher turn the lights on?
A: Because her class was so dim.



Q: What did the ghost teacher say to the class?
A: Look at the board and I will go through it again.

Q: Why did the teacher write on the window?
A: Because she wanted the lesson to be very clear!

Q: What do you do if a teacher rolls her eyes at you?
A. Reach down, pick them up, and roll them back to her.


Someone Brought a Smile to Your Baby Face

Mother and Child by Renoir
Maybe someone still does.

Mothers' Day is Sunday, May 14.

Who Put Up With Your Toddler Highjinks?

'Mother and Child' Pablo Picasso
Mostly your mom.

Mother's Day May 14.

And I bet you had the cutest little baby face!

Here's a Sesame Street favorite:
You're My Baby.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r501NT3NYw4&feature=related