Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Pacifier - Part II

A while back, I gave you The Pacifier. It was Part I of a two part series, kind of like a "Masterpiece Theater" series.

Well, here is The Pacifier - Part II.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Middle School Brains

Middle school brains are growing, changing, and amazing. Think about what a challenge this is for the middle school child. Click over to this excellent article, "My Amygdala Ate My Homework! The adolescent brain is long on intellect but short on judgement" by Launa Schweizer. Here is the opening paragraph:

When I arrive at my job, several people run to the door to hug me. During each day, at least one person falls out of her chair, someone bursts into tears, and several people fail to complete their assignments. My co-workers drop food on the carpet, flip upside down into headstands, and make fart jokes. Half of them interrupt me with off-topic remarks, and the other half sit in sullen silence. Sometimes they pick the keys off our shared computers.

I wish I were kidding.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

To See or Not to See

This miraculous story of Ben Underwood, "The Boy Who Sees Without Eyes — My Shocking Story" is truly a sight to behold. While the entire clip is 47 minutes, you only need to watch the first six minutes to understand why I have posted it.