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Last week I spoke with the ladies of @TheRedWhine about back to school. Most of our focus was on the kids and how they need to be back to routine, but I do get why teachers know it will be awful to go back this way. facebook.com/1323518432/pos…
So I guess as an extension of that convo, what I’m suggesting is the biggest problem, pretty much as always, w/public schools is out of touch bureaucracy, teachers unions, & entities making decisions based on “amything but kids.”
A little “and furthermore”

a) I don’t even think public school is the best “normal” to get back to for every kid. Many public schools (mostly talking elem level, my wheelhouse)...
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Wow! So much fun being a scientist and still learning cool stuff after all these years. What colour is milk? (see thread for some #homeschooling experiments about blue skies and red sunsets with a bottle/glass of milk) 1/9
I was doing some research for a new text book on #EarthObservation (via @SpeckledPress ) by reading my very old (25 years?) “Flying Circus of Physics” (an excellent book, by the way) and it had an experiment that showed Rayleigh scattering using milk. Milk!?...🤔
2/9
But milk is an optical/geometric scatterer. No wavelength (λ) dependence. That’s why it’s white — it scatters all incoming light equally, regardless of wavelength.
Surely everyone knows that!?
3/9
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Good morning, Shapiro School students! We've just posted the current events discussion for week 8, about where our food comes from. Check back later for the video introducing the topic for week 9!
Tomorrow we'll post the "Introduction To Moral Philosophy" conversation with @krupaddesai. (Or as I like to think of it, "The Good Place" lesson.) If you haven't already, watch this intro video and join in the conversation with the hashtag #ShapiroSchool!
If this thread is the first you've heard of #ShapiroSchool, I'm teaching my 5th grade niece & nephew in Seattle #homeschool current events classes with contributions from friends, and we're posting all the lessons at shapiroschool.org to help meet your #homeschooling needs!
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Wie wir nun auch in seriösen Medien lesen dürfen, sitzen „die Lehrer“™ alle tiefenentspannt auf der Terrasse, ignorieren E-Mails und scannen ab und zu ein Arbeitsblättchen ein 😎☀️🍹

Spoiler: Das ist Bullshit.

Begleitet mich mal durch meine Woche:
#Lehrerbashing #Thread⬇️ 1/22
(Falls ihr mir nicht folgt:

Hi! Stefan, Gesamtschullehrer in #NRW in Vollzeit, Klassenlehrer einer 6. Klasse.

Zurzeit unterrichte ich fast ausschließlich Deutsch. Folglich betreue ich *nur* etwas über 100 Schüler*innen, etwa das doppelte bis dreifache ist eher normal) 2/22
I. 6. Klasse

Meine 6. Klassen machen zurzeit #Homeschooling, für das wir in allen Fächern Material erstellen, das wir in Klassen-Clouds hochladen, und bei dem wir Ergebnisse kontrollieren.

Es ist ein #Tablet-Jahrgang, was die zwei zentralen Probleme ausräumt: 3/22
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Ich kann dieses #Lehrer|bashing nicht mehr hören. Es gibt Gründe, warum es läuft, wie es läuft. Ja, manches mag sich an die #Politik richten, oft kommt das aber nicht vor. Ein Thread mit Begründungen & Widerlegung von unwahren Thesen 👇

#twitterlehrerzimmer #twlz #homeschooling
Zunächst: Schaut euch unter dem Hashtags #twitterlehrerzimmer #twlz mal um. Viele #Lehrkräfte berichten, was sie versuchen, was schief läuft, wo politische Unterstützung fehlt, was ihnen alles verboten wird & warum ihnen manchmal nichts anderes übrig bleibt, als PDFs zu mailen.
Es gibt Gründe, warum man manchmal zur #Schule muss, um Arbeitsblätter & Hefte abzuholen. #Chancengleichheit heißt auch, dass man so lange nicht (komplett) #digital arbeiten kann, bis die #Kinder alle daran teilnehmen können. Manchmal spielt hier auch #Datenschutz eine Rolle.
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Der erste „Unterrichtstag“ war... bizarr.

Die #Schule ist gut vorbereitet (🧼Seife, Handdesinfektionsmittel, Papiertücher etc. für alle vorhanden), alle S*uS und K*uK hatten brav ihre Masken auf, aber die Atmosphäre...? 😶

😷#Twitterlehrerzimmer #Schulöffnung #NRW (1/5)
Preußisch im Raum verteilte Einzeltische, Krankenhausgeruch, mit Farbcodes zugeteilte Waschräume, Ein- und Ausgänge, zum Stundenbeginn 10 Minuten Händewaschen im Gänsemarsch (mit Abstand!).

Das ist schon ein befremdliches Feeling... 😕 (2/5)
Der Unterricht ist eine riesige Umstellung:

Herumgehen, mit dem Partner austauschen, „Guck bei XY mit ins Buch“, Tablets verteilen etc. fallen aus. #Frontalunterricht und Einzelarbeit wie vor 100 Jahren sind die einzige Alternative.

Gutes #Homeschooling wäre sinnvoller 🤷🏼‍♂️ (3/5)
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“𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮 𝗮𝗿𝘁, 𝗜 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 & 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻 & 𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲” - @lucidlien, co-founder of @cc_utr & @DEFRAME_ is currently teaching @Scratchweb_nl to primary school pupils through our LIVE webinars!
Our #livestream is on every Friday at 11 am Utrecht time (CEST) on creativecodingutrecht.nl/scratch 👩‍💻 Working & playing on computers we hope to inspire kids to be creators of their own digital content, instead of merely being consumers #creativecoding #oc #kidswhocode #homeschooling
In half an hour we kickoff our free weekly webinar programming for ages 9 & up! This week's theme: "Turn your own home into an escaperoom!" 🏠 We all know we're supposed to stay inside in these times, so let's create an indoor adventure by #creativecoding! creativecodingutrecht.nl/scratch
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Schule zuhause wegen #coronavirus - hier ein THREAD zum Thema #Klimawandel als kleiner Beitrag zu #homeschooling #Bildung. Viel Spaß! (1/8) Unser Forscher @rahmstorf @unipotsdam @LeibnizWGL hat im #HomeOffice ein Erklär-Video aufgenommen (7.-10. Klasse):
(2/8) Zum #Klimawandel wird breit geforscht, nicht nur bei @PIK_Klima. Für Schule zuhause #homeschooling hier 15 Fakten vom Deutschen Klima-Konsortium #DKK, in dem auch @MPI_Meteo, @DWD_klima, @AWI_de, @GEOMAR_de usw. Mitglied sind deutsches-klima-konsortium.de/de/klima-debat…...
(3/8) Wer in "Schule zuhause" (oder in #Osterferien, die ohne Museum, Schwimmbad und so auch arg lang sein können) tiefer einsteigen will in #Klimawandel #Bildung: Video-Reihe #DKK mit Haug @Leopoldina, @Engels_Klima usw. - im Bild Lotze-Campen @PIK_Klima deutsches-klima-konsortium.de/de/bildung/kli…
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I wanted to tweet out a thread for parents suddenly #homeschooling their kids with some of the amazing #science content that I’ve come across. If you have any other suggestions feel free to recommend them! Here we go… #homeschool #Homeschooling2020 #HomeschoolingUK
.@maddiemoate and @gregfoot are doing a daily live show for younger children. Every day at 11 AM, and all the episodes so far are here: letsgolive.show
.@Frans_facts and the amazing team at @Ri_Science (of Christmas Lectures fame!) will be doing ExpeRimental live every Thursday at 2 PM
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One nice effect of #homeschooling, kids pointing out things you'd never noticed before about the stuff you see everyday.
Case in point: High Sierra Man.
Youngest son has been doing his remote lessons on my work Mac since our home laptop died last week.

Yesterday he pointed at the screen and said "Daddy who's that man?"

Me: "What man?" (Two years I've had that wallpaper and never noticed anyone.)
Has he (or she?) ever been identified?

I always thought Apple's California-themed default wallpapers were completely unpopulated. I'd be chuffed if I was the only person to appear in one!
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THREAD. A week ago I wrote this on the contribution that #migrants and #refugees make to the response to #coronavirus. Since then I have been collecting information on HOW this happens in different countries to learn for the future.
#migration #COVID19
medium.com/@marta.foresti…
At @ODIdev we will be tracking and analysing these actions/innovations, for now here is an overview

First up the #USA where #NY state takes action allowing qualified graduates of foreign medical schools to contribute to the #Covid_19 emergency response
governor.ny.gov/news/no-20210-…
Still in the #USA, the State Department is on the lookout for medical professionals abroad willing to work in the #US. As long as they have a valid visa....mhh.....🙄

#COVID19 #migration #keyworkers #coronavirus

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Day 2 and happy to report the olds are doing their bit staying home & saving lives. They’re even watching a cooking show on Dollshouse+ #DollshouseLockdown #lockdownnz ImageImageImage
Day 3 of the #DollshouseLockdown and mum and dad are chilling on the Playstation, while the kids climb the walls. #lockdownnz ImageImageImage
Day 4. Things got desperate so Mum went shopping. Don’t forget to wipe it all down and wash your hands Mum! #dollshouselockdown #nzlockdown ImageImage
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Need a break from graphs, politics & instructions how to wash your hands?

Welcome to “Know your Enemy”, a series with facts you never knew (or thought to ask) about these sneaky #coronaviruses...
I know our kids are on TikTok, but I figure they may find this stuff interesting too or at least spark up a conversation...
#ScienceAtHome #homeschooling #COVID19 #TuesdayThoughts
1. Highly evolved #coronaviruses are the largest of the Nidovirales group? Nido is Latin for “nest”, so named because the enzymes that read the viral genes skip around and even backtrack, like a scratched record, allowing them to pack more information inside particles. Smaaht! 🦠
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I've been reading a lot of articles about #homeschooling while #SelfIsolation is in place. And they are not helpful. Buckle up folks - we're going to get real on this thread
First Step: Rethink your expectations.
Your kid is not as smart/stupid as you think they are.
You are not as smart as you think you are.
Set your expectations for the day low & then lower them again. Teaching your own children is a VERY STRESSFUL EXPERIENCE & it may break you.
Let's get practical.
You will need somewhere to work. If you have the space, a dedicated table in a central area is great. If not, be prepared to pack everything away for meal times.
The floor is not great. Kids will complain, your back will break & your knees will kill you.
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if you've been thinking of #baking your own bread at home during These Difficult Times, and are interested in #sourdough, here's a thread on how to get started, and some tips and tricks i've learned over the last ~decade of wrangling sourdough.
first things first: all you need for sourdough bread is flour and water. almost any flour will do, with varying quality of results. plain bread flour (the kind in big sacks) is fine. whole wheat is fine. rye is fine. spelt is fine. whatevs. you'll get some kind of bread.
Almost any sourdough bread you make yourself will be better than storebought, cheaper than storebought, last longer at room temperature than store bought, and will give you a frisson of apocalypse-surviving domestic badassery. Even if you suck at it.
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For all those temporarily #homeschooling, I would like to offer some thoughts as a former homeschooler (more specifically an unschooler), who survived just fine without curriculum for the majority of my growing up years.
To start with, please don't think this is what "normal" looks like for the majority of homeschoolers. Growing up at various times I had Girl Guides, choir, French class, homeschool co-op, ultimate frisbee...
And honestly you'd be hard pressed to find a group of people more broken up over library closures. This is an isolating, difficult time for everyone, which includes people who don't go to school normally.
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Got your kids at home for a few weeks due to the #CoronavirusPandemic ? Well, as a #homeschooling mom, I would love to offer a few tips that have helped me over the years.
(1) You don’t have to stand over your child and teach them 8 hours a day. An average school day is mostly filled with getting kids to and from classes, lunch, taking attendance, and other administrative things. Kids are not getting 8 hours of solid instruction and learning.
(2) We as adults, in the corporate 9-to-5 sector, don’t do too well with 8 to 9 hours of solid work and just a one hour break. Don’t feel compelled to structure your kids days like that either for the next few weeks.
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The Council for National Policy #CNP, "The Secret Society"
web.archive.org/web/2012102019…
"the heart of a great conservative movement that helped to make America strong and prosperous in the 20th century – now helping to ensure she remains free and secure in the 21st century,"
Some CNP members - Mike Pence comes quickly to mind - in the context of bolstering their conservative credentials, have proudly revealed their CNP membership, even though CNP's policy is to keep membership a secret. Here is it's 2014 Membership, the latest splcenter.org/sites/default/…
#CNP's tentacles include well-connected activists who advocate for the imposition of fundamentalist Christian ideology in public life and have succeeded in forcing their agenda in republican administrations. A list of organizations working with CNP web.archive.org/web/2012020417…
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Outro dia estava em um evento de Homeschooling e fui questionado sobre a sua “eficiência” e a “sua teoria”. Lembrei de Chesterton, em Ortodoxia, q dizia q o homem moderno tinha q procurar uma explicação ou teoria para a existência da grama, da árvore, etc...
enquanto o realista espiritual (expressão de Voegelin) tinha certeza da existência da grama pois as conhecia pelas histórias dos elfos q dançavam sobre ela... os modernos q precisam de teorias para provar o óbvio, nós nos preocupamos com brincar com o óbvio.
O mesmo acontece com o #homeschooling. Quem tem q provar? Eles, c todas as suas teorias novas e mirabolantes de “construir conhecimento” ou nós q sabemos dos séculos e mais séculos q testaram as 7 artes e produziram Tomás de Aquino, Dante e Shakespeare?
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#ALEC's States & Nation Policy Summit opens at a Westin resort in Scottsdale on Wednesday with an agenda touching on several of it's core principles including “election integrity”, #privatization of #education and support for #homeschooling, and protection for #BigPharma 1/6
Also on Wednesday, #ALEC and the Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-#LGBT coalition devoted to re-criminalising homosexuality in the US in the name of Christianity are co-hosting a dinner. #Christofascists prwatch.org/news/2019/12/1… 2/6
Rightwing ‘bill mill’ accused of sowing #racist and white supremacist policies theguardian.com/us-news/2019/d… A report published on Tuesday by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other advocacy groups charges #ALEC with propagating #WhiteSupremacy 3/6
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O projeto de lei que pretende regulamentar a educação domiciliar publicado hoje me preocupa. Não sou contra o ensino domiciliar, desde que ele seja regulamentado para que as crianças tenham seus direitos garantidos também nesse modelo de ensino.
No entanto, o governo ver essa medida como prioritária para a melhoria da educação é completamente equivocado. Temos quase 50 milhões de alunos matriculados na educação básica.
Qual número de mães é maior no nosso país: as que têm possibilidade de manter os filhos em casa ou as que precisam trabalhar para sustentar a família e não têm com quem deixar as crianças? Essas mães já foram ouvidas?
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Education and the dismantling of the mind.

When the solution is worse than the problem...

jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/edu…
Creating ADHD is the new education.

That’s the goal...

#CommonCore

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Logic and non-logic in education...

Is #Homeschooling now the only way for children to master the tool of Logic?

Teaching Logic was removed from Public Education by the 1940s.

And, are the Elite Private schools of today faring any better?

#CommonCore

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