Just for fun … What do witches like to put on their floors?

What do witches like to put on their floors?
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Magic carpeting.

Three ways to get something done

There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.

Monta Crane

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The raven doesn’t want you to read his story – “What the raven saw”

What the Raven Saw

Samantha-Ellen Bound

What the raven saw

An unlikely hero. An extraordinary story.

The raven doesn’t want you to read his story. What if you find out the location of his treasure? Or worse, what if you learn his secret – that ravens can talk?

But you should read it, even though the raven wants to be left alone. A pesky pigeon, a beady-eyed weatherhen, a ghost boy and a lovestruck scarecrow will make sure this story isn’t just about one grumpy raven. With their help, the raven will uncover a thief, sing his own song, and discover there’s more to life than being magnificent. => http://bit.ly/YQxFLf

Education – Today and Tomorrow

This video was created by Tom Woodward of Henrico County schools in Virginia. Tom used the work of Karl Fisch from Colorado who created a PPT using various quotes and statistics from “flat world” thinking. Used with permission

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The Case for Rereading the High School Classics

If the act of rereading a book is partly about remembering the you who paged through it the first time, and comparing that version of yourself to the one dipping into that book again, the classics that we read in high school offer endless possibilities for rediscovery, for looking at ourselves then and now. That’s part of what makes Kevin Smokler’s new book, Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School, so much fun. His homages to 50 titles, including Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, The Bluest Eye, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, and even The Scarlet Letter (he writes, “I don’t like it either,” but argues for rereading it nonetheless), offers a truly enjoyable trip down one’s personal memory lane of books. It’s also a love letter to the act of reading, to continual learning, and to making an effort to slow down and savor the good books in life.

=> http://bit.ly/YmelCy

Empowering story about conquering fear – The Dark

The Dark

Lemony Snicket

The Dark

With emotional insight and poetic economy, Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen bring to light a universal and empowering story about conquering fear. Join a brave boy on his journey to meet the dark, and see why it will never bother him again.

Lemony Snicket

With emotional insight and poetic economy, Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen bring to light a universal and empowering story about conquering fear. Join a brave boy on his journey to meet the dark, and see why it will never bother him again. => http://ind.pn/ZCbyYh

Now is the only time there is …

“Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.”

— Mark Victor Hansen

Again, again! That is the best way to learn to read

Pushy parents who spend a small fortune lavishing books on their young children in the hope of giving them a head start before primary school may be wasting their time and money, according to experts.

In reality, as every child knows, the business of helping pre-school children learn their first words is surprisingly simple – repetition and familiarity. A favourite book read over and over again trumps the mini-library of children’s books found in some British households. As the saying goes, less is more. => http://ind.pn/ZCbyYh