teachingliteracy:

the-library-and-step-on-it:
FROM THE VAULTS:
Classic Children’s Books
Alice In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. “I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.” “You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.” “Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.”
Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie
There could not have been a lovelier sight; but there was none to see it except a little boy who was staring in at the window. He had ecstasies innumerable that other children can never know; but he was looking through the window at the one joy from which he must be for ever barred.
The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
‘That proves you are unusual,’ returned the Scarecrow; ‘and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.’
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done—then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The proof that the little prince existed is that he was charming, that he laughed, and that he was looking for a sheep. If anybody wants a sheep, that is a proof that he exists.
Mary Poppins, Pamela Lyndon Travers
If you want to find Cherry-Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the Policeman at the cross-roads.
Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery
There’s such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I’m such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn’t be half so interesting.
The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
Home! That was what they meant, those caressing appeals, Those soft touches wafted through the air, those invisible little hands pulling and tugging, all one way.

teachingliteracy:

the-library-and-step-on-it:

FROM THE VAULTS:

Classic Children’s Books

Alice In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. 
“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.” 
“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.” 
“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.”

Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie

There could not have been a lovelier sight; but there was none to see it except a little boy who was staring in at the window. He had ecstasies innumerable that other children can never know; but he was looking through the window at the one joy from which he must be for ever barred.

The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum

‘That proves you are unusual,’ returned the Scarecrow; ‘and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.’

The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done—then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.

The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The proof that the little prince existed is that he was charming, that he laughed, and that he was looking for a sheep. If anybody wants a sheep, that is a proof that he exists.

Mary Poppins, Pamela Lyndon Travers

If you want to find Cherry-Tree Lane all you have to do is ask the Policeman at the cross-roads.

Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery

There’s such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I’m such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn’t be half so interesting.

The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

Home! That was what they meant, those caressing appeals, Those soft touches wafted through the air, those invisible little hands pulling and tugging, all one way.

The man that I named the Giver passed along to the boy knowledge, history, memories, color, pain, laughter, love, and truth. Every time you place a book in the hands of a child, you do the same thing. It is very risky. But each time a child opens a book, he pushes open the gate that separates him from Elsewhere. It gives him choices. It gives him freedom. Those are magnificent, wonderfully unsafe things.

 Lois Lowry, from her Newberry Award acceptance speech. (via amandaonwriting)

(via prettybooks)

peecharrific:

thebraveandvigilant:

Just get healthy. It’s all anyone asks. Be healthy. 

No, actually, all anyone asks is that fat people be thin, because the myth that thin = healthy has become nearly legend.
If “all anyone asks” is that we ALL be healthy, food deserts wouldn’t exist, fast foods would be regulated stringently, and soda companies couldn’t be allowed to put 40 grams of high fructose corn syrup and 150g of salt in one 12oz can. Among many, many other things.
Instead, fat people are bullied, thin people (in the saMe burger king line as a fat person, BTW) snap pictures of fat people’s butts and stomachs and bodies without permission so they can post them online, and thin people who openly live unhealthy lives (binge drinking, never drinking water, smoking, drugs, unprotected sex, stress, over working, eating fast food, etc) are seen as above reproach because they can “eat whatever they want and stay thin”.
No, getting “healthy” is not “all anyone asks”.
And beyond that, what business is it of yours to ask about someone else’s health anyway?

Well said.

peecharrific:

thebraveandvigilant:

Just get healthy. It’s all anyone asks. Be healthy. 

No, actually, all anyone asks is that fat people be thin, because the myth that thin = healthy has become nearly legend.

If “all anyone asks” is that we ALL be healthy, food deserts wouldn’t exist, fast foods would be regulated stringently, and soda companies couldn’t be allowed to put 40 grams of high fructose corn syrup and 150g of salt in one 12oz can. Among many, many other things.

Instead, fat people are bullied, thin people (in the saMe burger king line as a fat person, BTW) snap pictures of fat people’s butts and stomachs and bodies without permission so they can post them online, and thin people who openly live unhealthy lives (binge drinking, never drinking water, smoking, drugs, unprotected sex, stress, over working, eating fast food, etc) are seen as above reproach because they can “eat whatever they want and stay thin”.

No, getting “healthy” is not “all anyone asks”.

And beyond that, what business is it of yours to ask about someone else’s health anyway?

Well said.

(Source: reclaimingfitness, via creative-education-deactivated2)

Re. EDUCATORS FOR EXCELLENCE and other well-funded reform groups * Shut up about your merit pay. We work as hard as we possibly can for our students and you insult us by suggesting that if you dangle a carrot in front of our faces, we might be able to pull another 6 hours a day out of nowhere.

— Mle (New York City Public School Teacher). (via misseducation)
 
AMEN! (via creative-education)

(Source: therabbitdown, via creative-education-deactivated2)

onlytowardschaos:

dresdencodak:

“Nikola Tesla was not in this for the money. He wanted to give the world free energy. If we are to implement free energy in the tradition of Nikola Tesla, then we need to replicate not only his science but his humanity.” - Sterling D. Allan

Reblogging for Nikola.
And also for my massive historical crush on Tesla. <3 

onlytowardschaos:

dresdencodak:

“Nikola Tesla was not in this for the money. He wanted to give the world free energy. If we are to implement free energy in the tradition of Nikola Tesla, then we need to replicate not only his science but his humanity.” - Sterling D. Allan

Reblogging for Nikola.

And also for my massive historical crush on Tesla. <3 

(Source: joedee, via cinders-and-snow)

September 1, 2012: Doctor Who Season 7 Premiere
September 6, 2012: Fashion's Night Out, Video Music Awards
september 13, 2012: Glee Season 3 Premiere
September 17, 2012: Bones season premiere
September 21, 2012: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
September 24, 2012: How I Met Your Mother season premiere
September 27, 2012: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
October 2, 2012: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
October 3, 2012: Supernatural season premiere
November 16, 2012: Breaking Dawn Part 2
November 18, 2012: American Music Awards
December 14th, 2012: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
January 11, 2013: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
January 13, 2013: Golden Globe Awards
February 10, 2013: Grammy Awards
February 12, 2013: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
February 24, 2013: Academy Awards
March 19, 2013: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
March 29, 2013: The Host
March 30, 2013: Kids Choice Awards
May 3, 2013: Iron Man 3
May 17, 2013: Star Trek 2
June 14, 2013: Man of Steel
July 18, 2013 to July 21, 2013: Comic Con
August 1, 2013 to August 4, 2013: Vidcon
August 16, 2013: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
August 23, 2013: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
November 8, 2013: Thor: The Dark World
November 22, 2013: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
December 13th, 2013: The Hobbit: There and Back Again
April 4, 2014: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
May 2, 2014: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
May 23, 2014: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Summer 2014: The Hobbit: Part 3 (no title yet)
July 18, 2014: X-Men: Days of Future Fast
August 1, 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy
November 21, 2014: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
May 1, 2015: The Avengers 2
November 20, 2015: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
A.D. 2101: War Was Beginning

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