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Surfs up dudes!!!!

Taking our leaders to the beach today. After weeks of hard work they finally get a day of total fun and Rest and Relaxation.

They rocked last night. According to everyone they gave the best presentation of the night. They were professional and composed. It was spectacular seeing them really take ownership of all their hard work.

My students are about to give a presentation to over 300 people on bullying.

The mayor, chief of police, department of education, along with families and other community leaders will be there. I hope it goes well.

By the way they are 7-9 yrs old. Who said students can’t make a difference in the world is wrong.

What do you do if yours kids are hurt?

Today one of my students scrapped the top of his head and began bleeding  extremely hard. Immediately I put pressure and gauze on his head and then called 911. By hard I mean gushing.

The people I work for go angry with me because I didn’t call the school nurse first…but I felt it was important to get help on the way as soon as possible. The EMTs said I did the right thingWhat are your thoughts? Was I in the wrong? I honestly want to know.


Our work slogan is:
We grow free range humans!

I love outdoor education!

Our work slogan is:

We grow free range humans!

I love outdoor education!

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



 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)