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These are posters my leaders made about bullying. They will be mass produced and put up in all 50 schools in their town.

medievalpoc:

distant-relatives-blog:

 The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in TimbuktuMaliWest Africa. The three mosques of Sankoré, Djinguereber Mosque and Sidi Yahya compose the famous University of Timbuktu. During the 14th -16th century, Sankore University enrolled more foreigen students than New York University today. 

The Mali Empire gained direct control over the city of Timbuktu in 1324 during the reign of Mansa Kankou Musa also known as Musa I “King of Kings”. He designed and saw the construction of one of Sankore’s first great mosques and the Jingeray Ber Masjid in 1327.The foundations of the previous structure were laid around 988 A.D. on the orders of the city’s chief judge Al-Qadi Aqib ibn Mahmud ibn Umar. A local mandinka lady, esteemed for her wealth, financed his plans to turn Sankoré into a world class learning institution. 

By the end of Mansa Musa’s reign (early 14th century CE), the Sankoré Masjid had been converted into a fully staffed Madrassa (Islamic school or in this case university) with the largest collections of books in Africa since the Library of Alexandria. The level of learning at Timbuktu’s Sankoré University was superior to that of all other Islamic centers in the world. The Sankoré Masjid was capable of housing 25,000 students and had one of the largest libraries in the world with between 400,000 to 700,000 manuscripts.

Today, the intellectual legacy of Timbuktu is neglected in historical discourse. These pages of WORLD history tend to get ripped out.   

Learn more about the surviving manuscripts of the library of Timbuktu and its fate here.

(via bookporn)

Rough day

Today my kids fell apart when asked to participate in a cooking challenge. Hopefully tomorrow will go better.

Real life operation at camp!

Got to watch a game of real life operation today when a student got a piece of paper stuck in his ear and my coworker had to use tweezers to get it out.

onteacherousroads:

onteacherousroads:

Found at IKEA (most of these are on a discount this month with IKEAFamily too!):

1) Letter Trays (x2). I loved using these during student teaching to separate all the paperwork & subjects.

2) Magazine Files. I have a lot of bound notes from college that might make their way there. Otherwise, it is still TBD.

3 & 4) Paper Roll & Tabletop Holder. Perfect for anchor charts  

5) Drawer Units. TBD but since we have no built-ins; storage space is at a premium. 

6) Pencil Boxes. My classroom has 6 tables instead of desks so I got 2 of these 3 packs to hold supplies to easily pass them out to groups. Plus they stack well and look like Legos! 

coloursinaflower - I am super excited about having tables! Especially since our reading curriculum is centered around the model of Reader’s Workshop, I love the idea of not having to waste time moving desks around for all the group work & literature circles that my curriculum includes. 

Nice find!👍

With my leaders this summer I am having absolutely no rules. We are learning to question rules, like all great leaders have, and we are using Kolberg’s theory of Moral Development coupled with the idea of IALAC to recognize that WE DO WHAT WE DO BECAUSE IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO!!!!

I also teach that we don’t treat others the way we would like to be treated, but rather we treat others the way they want to be treated. 

To learn more about IALAC check out my blog.  There is a page at the top that explains it all. 

To understand where I’m getting my idea for Kolberg’s theory check out Rafe Esquiths video on YouTube about Moral Development.  What Rafe has done is something I always wanted to try, but was scared to implement in a classroom for fear of the result if it failed. Now that I’ve done it I cannot see myself turning back. 

What are your thoughts on having a rule free classroom?

With my leaders this summer I am having absolutely no rules. We are learning to question rules, like all great leaders have, and we are using Kolberg’s theory of Moral Development coupled with the idea of IALAC to recognize that WE DO WHAT WE DO BECAUSE IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO!!!!

I also teach that we don’t treat others the way we would like to be treated, but rather we treat others the way they want to be treated.

To learn more about IALAC check out my blog. There is a page at the top that explains it all.

To understand where I’m getting my idea for Kolberg’s theory check out Rafe Esquiths video on YouTube about Moral Development. What Rafe has done is something I always wanted to try, but was scared to implement in a classroom for fear of the result if it failed. Now that I’ve done it I cannot see myself turning back.

What are your thoughts on having a rule free classroom?

My leaders are figuring out how to stop bullying. Have you figured out the solution?

My campers, who are 7-9yrs, are participating in a summer leadership program. For the program they must learn how to become leaders and how they can help improve their own community. Already my students have been excelling. They are doing team building challenges everyday, picking up trash whenever they see it, fixing their local playground, and reading books about other young children who have been leaders in their communities.

Now they are tasked, via the mayor, to create a 15 min powerpoint on the subject of bullying. This powerpoint they must present to their teachers, the mayor, their families, community leaders, store owners, and their friends.

Do you have any suggestions on places for them to research? Any thoughts on the topic?

They are answering the following questions:

  1. How are bullies made and why do people bully?
  2. How does cyber bullying and social media effect kids?
  3. How can you prevent bullying from happening?
  4. How does bullying effect drop out rates for students?
  5. How can we help students who are bullied?

Thanks!

~Roxy