Showing posts from August 14, 2011

Our Cool School: Cause and Effect Freebie/Thanks, Ms. Tracey!

I whipped up a version of "I Have/Who Has" card game to use this week as we work on cause and effect. Isn't teaching the perfect example of cause and effect? The way I teach, what I teach, what I use to's all based on a cause, or a desired effect. Thus the life of an adult I suppose! Click here for the free download . Most of these cards are pretty generic, but there are a few that are specific to other content areas and material we've covered so far this year (going on week 3 now). So, you have have to modify a few cards depending on your grade level, but I hope you find it useful! via   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Secrecy - A Sanctuary in a Transparent World

I GREW up hating secrets. At age 10 I learned from my cousins that my father had been married before and that his first wife and their little girl were killed in Auschwitz. When I was a senior in high school, my father became ill with lung cancer, information withheld from me until he died that summer — while I was in Australia on a trip that was a graduation gift from my parents. My mother wanted to wait until I returned home, weeks later, to tell me, but my sister persuaded her to make the dreaded call. No surprise that my favorite childhood novel was “Jane Eyre” (with secrecy at its core, the “ghost” stashed conveniently in the attic) or that the title of my first book was “White Lies.” Transparency became my watchword, journalism my profession. In the last three years, I’ve been consumed with the subject of secrets while I’ve been writing a biography of Wendy Wasserstein , the New York playwright who dedicated herself to controlling narrative, in both her life and her w

National Parks Aren't Theme Parks

Timothy Egan on American politics and life, as seen from the West. Teanaway Valley, Wash. CHECKING the Forest Service Web site before a hike this weekend into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, I noticed a curious warning: “Aggressive mountain goats have been reported. Use caution and move away.” No. Really? But they’re so photogenic — snow-white, sinewy, with gravity-defying dexterity — and, until recently, so rarely encountered. The fatal goring of a hiker last year by a rogue goat in Olympic National Park has not only changed the way we anthropomorphize these wild animals, but it’s prompted $10 million in wrongful-death claims by the victim’s family, and new warnings about the perils of nature.   In Yosemite National Park, where 16 people have died in 2011 — almost three times the average for this time of year — park rangers have taken to telling people not to wear flip-flops while hiking the steep, slick Mist Trail, and not to swim in the killer currents abov

From Isaac Grambo

Folks, we try to be positive but facts are facts: TVCTV is going through serious financial straits and desperately needs income to be able to continue with paid staff like station manager  Alex McNish  and beloved programmer  Patrick Joseph Daly . This is a link to the station's paypal page. A donation of any size will be greatly appreciated. It can be $5, it can be $500. Truly, anything helps. Online Payment, Merchant Account - PayPal PayPal is the safer, easier way to pay online without revealing your credit card number. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If that doesn't work, try going to the TVCTV website and clicking the donate button: Treasure Valley Community Television Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Steve Ross and Sara Ivanhoe DETOX WEEKEND WORKSHOP

From: Maha Yoga Date: Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 3:26 PM Maha Yoga | Maha Yoga | 13050 San Vicente Blvd | Suite 202 | Los Angeles | CA | 90049 Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

From Richard Harris

MY NEW CD "LOVE'S SWEET SONG" HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED AND IS AVAILABLE @   Peace, LOVE and RESPECT to you my friend! THE THOUGHT FOR TODAY IS ABOUT RESPECT ... "RESPECT is not something that you can ASK FOR, BUY or BORROW. RESPECT is what you MUST EARN from each person no matter their background or status." ~ Byron Pulsifer RESPECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS WILL RESPECT YOU! Your friend, Richard OR CD'S @ Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Join venues nationwide and celebrate "Live Music Night"

From: ReverbNation Date: Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM You're invited to join "Night of Sweet Relief" ONE NIGHT, HUNDREDS OF LIVE MUSIC EVENTS AND THOUSANDS OF FANS! Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and ReverbNation want you to join an exciting annual event called "Night of Sweet Relief." One evening, nationwide, designated to celebrating live music performance -- encouraging music fans to venture out, support artists on stage and benefit musicians in need. Since 1994, Sweet Relief has distributed millions of dollars to pay for medical costs, housing, food and other vital expenses of ill, disabled and elderly musicians. On Saturday, October 15th , hundreds of live music events taking place in arenas, theaters, clubs and bars will participate in supporting this cause by building in a $1 donation to their ticket price

School lunch

From: Jane Houlihan, EWG Date: Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 3:14 PM Dear Friend, The kids may still be running through the sprinkler, but for us parents, back-to-school time is here, and along with it that nagging issue of school lunches. What can you put in that lunchbox that's healthy, gentle on the environment and -- importantly -- that your child will actually eat? EWG wants to help you feel good, not frustrated, about school lunches (I've been there!). So EWG staffers, including our in-house nutritionist, put together these tips to help you start the school year on the right foot for your child's health and the environment -- in just five easy steps. Click here to learn more about each of these smart, doable tips for healthy, low-impact school lunches. Enjoy the rest of summer, Jane Houlihan Senior Vice President for Research (and mother of two) P.S. We have a very lively Facebook page where we often share resources about healthy

Thanks to Patti

And check out her daughter, Lauren, and (adorable!) grandson in the second segment. I'm always pleased to see people advocating for breastfeeding, and for babies in the workplace (and anyone who takes, and passes , the bar at six-and-a-half months pregnant is an excellent advocate for any cause she takes up :D). As Patti says, "... it would be great if abc did an adaptation for Idaho. :)" Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Thanks to @theIfactor1

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

HorrorRock Three-Fer!

I love these guys, so yeah, I have to post every video in the series. :D They take random fun to a whole 'notha level. :) Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

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