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Sep 26

Lady Gaga


Born This Way Foundation: Lady Gaga

This video is a tribute to the Born This Way Foundation established by Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga’s mother and for people who believe that dynamic diversity is inherent in the human condition and are against bullying and discrimination of all types worldwide, particularly in our schools.

In her song Born This Way, Lady Gaga address students with learning differences when she sings, “…Whether life’s disabilities/ left you outcast, bullied or teased,/ rejoice and love yourself today/ ‘cause baby, you were born this way.”

Let all administrators and teachers be mindful of how their daily interactions with students affect the mindsets of all children, particularly those child who might find education challenging.

Born This Way Foundation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTcrDk3XUy0&feature=youtu.be




News

Welcome back to another school year. I hope your summer was relaxing and invigorating and you are looking forward to the approaching school year and the opportunity to stimulate and challenge your students’ minds.

This summer I was able to study Sir Ken Robinson, a British author, speaker and international advisor on education to governments, non-profits, and education organizations

I, like many people, find his writings and Ted Talks not only witty and inspiring but also thought-provoking and challenging. Much of his work deals with the diversity of intelligence, the power of imagination and creativity, and the importance of commitment to our own capabilities. He posits that the noticeable lack of them in our schools negatively affect students’ learning and teachers’ productivity and the absence of them is triggered by the demands of standardized testing.

I hope you find Sir Ken Robinson’s words inspiriting and challenging as I do and be mindful of them as you plan for the new year. Here is to a great 2017-2018 school year!