The way human beings learn.

Another wonderful tidbit I learned from the book Number Sense Routines by Jessica Shumway is the importance of math talk! Teachers often encourage quiet during math time, in order to allow little math brains to work. But so much of learning, especially in the primary grades, comes from talking and thinking aloud! Math learning is no exception. The book included this quote, from Ralph Peterson, author of Life in a Crowded Place (another book on my to-read list!). I’m going to print this and put it up in my classroom!

 

Quote of the moment

We don’t need a law against McDonald’s or a law against slaughterhouse abuse — we ask for too much salvation by legislation. All we need to do is empower individuals with the right philosophy and the right information to opt out en masse.
– Joel Salatin (farmer, author, Polyface Farms)

 Source: Earth Eats

Quote of the moment

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! 
I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.
– Audrey Hepburn