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Jun 30, 2010

Let's stop corporal punishment at schools:

Kay is a fellow blogger... She's just alerted me about the
HB 5628, the bill which would end school paddling by tying bans to federal education funding.

Did you know these facts????

(1) Twenty states still allow corporal punishment in schools and over 223,000 school children are hit each year,

(2) Corporal punishment can lead to student injuries and law suits against school boards,

(3) Over fifty national organizations including the National Education Association, the American Medical Association and the American Bar Association oppose school corporal punishment.

You can find more on HB 5628 and how to help on Kay's blog:

Please share this link with as many people as you can. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

Jun 9, 2010


"You can't make your kids do anything. All you can do is make them wish they had. And then, they will make you wish you hadn't made them wish they had. "
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

Violence could be found in our body language, in our tones or words when we communicate. Wouldn't it be nice to communicate in a way beyond rights or wrongs... Well if you do agree... please check out Nonviolent Communication web-site: http://www.cnvc.org/

Jun 4, 2010

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! | Video on TED.com

We humans are so wonderfully diverse... Our differences are the threads of a lovely tapestry we call life on Earth! This is a great speech recognizing this fact and addressing the issues related to education. Please watch, enjoy, think about what Sir Ken Robinson says and talk about it... Change starts with realizing, thinking, talking and acting...

So thank you TED and thank you Sir Ken Robinson!

PS I loved his earlier TED speech (2006) as well...