Another Chance to Read Bob Shepherd — NANMYKEL.COM

President Biden pussy-footed around the term, saying the FPOTUS was a semi-fascist in a recent patriotic speech.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the man, but let’s be willing to call a spade a spade, or as Bob puts it,  if it steps like a goose… Bob Shepherd discusses how a stronger description would be […]

Another Chance to Read Bob Shepherd — NANMYKEL.COM

Justice Department Secures Settlement with Iowa School District Concerning Discriminatory Seclusion and Restraint Practices | OPA | Department of Justice (repeatedly secluded and restrained students with disabilities as early as kindergarten)

The department’s investigation found that the school district inappropriately and repeatedly secluded and restrained students with disabilities as early as kindergarten in violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The department concluded that instead of meeting the needs of students with disabilities that affect their behavior, the school district subdued them through unnecessary restraints and improper confinement alone in small seclusion rooms, sometimes multiple times in one day and often for excessive periods of time. As a result of these practices, some students lost hundreds of hours of instructional time. The investigation also found that the school district did not end seclusion where students showed signs of crisis or trauma, or when there was no longer any threat of harm. Under the settlement agreement, the Cedar Rapids Community School District has voluntarily agreed to end the use of seclusion, reform its restraint practices, and improve its staff training on anticipating, appropriately addressing and de-escalating students’ disability-related behavior through appropriate behavioral interventions. Source: Justice Department Secures Settlement with Iowa School District Concerning Discriminatory Seclusion and Restraint Practices | OPA | Department of Justice

Repost: Ann and Anna, Reminding Us to VOTE: Hope — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Originally posted on Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story: ? ? Part 1 was last Sunday ????? … lightly, but firm enough to stay my hand against my own intent. ?I raised my eyes from the scissor blade, and glimpsed a knowing face, which had a finger to lips shaped the…

Repost: Ann and Anna, Reminding Us to VOTE: Hope — Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

Chico Buarque

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

” Ninguém, ninguém vai me acorrentar

Enquanto eu puder cantar

Enquanto eu puder sorrir

Enquanto eu puder cantar

Alguém vai ter que me ouvir.

( Chico Buarque. In: Adélia Bezerra de Menezes Bolle, org. op. cit. 30. by Marola Edições Musicais Ltda. )

Literatura brasileira em diálogo com outras literaturas e outras linguagens. William Cereja e Thereza Cochar. Atual Editora. 5 ed. reform. São Paulo, 2013

Marii Freire

https://Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

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Santarém, Pá 12 de setembro de 2022

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Try a Little Kindness

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      It never hurts to be kind. We can get twisted in a web of craziness anytime and on any day. I heard someone recently say, “Service is love made visible.” Sometimes we can be a little self-centered or come off as a little self-righteous when we don’t mean to. Kindness is service with a smile. So today, smile, even if you don’t feel like it, do it anyway. It’s a great mood-changer. You never know who needs to see a smiling face right now. You never know who may be hurting and just needs to feel a little comfort through your beautiful smile. It costs nothing to be kind.

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Why Is Operation X an Intergenerational Project? — Foundation Operation X for languages, cultures and perspectives

Written by Dyami Millarson We must work hard like bumblebees in order to acquire the nectar of knowledge. Languages are intergenerationally transmitted man-made tools. When that intergenerational transmission is interrupted, language death becomes a very real danger. Nevertheless, if the interruption in the intergenerational transmission is solved before the last speakers have died, language death […]

Why Is Operation X an Intergenerational Project? — Foundation Operation X for languages, cultures and perspectives