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April 11 Lady Gaga



April 2011 Monthly Ed Tip!

 

This video is a tribute to the Born This Way Foundation established by Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga’s mother, 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTcrDk3XUy0




News

In case you get bored with the lazy days of summer and want to get a jump preparing for the coming school year, I added to Stuff4Educators a section called How to Study Better based on research from Harvard Medical School that highlights four science-backed ways towards better learning (Hint: drop the highlighter). Additionally, I posted a YouTube video under exercise from the Dana Foundation that won the Northwest Emmy award called Exercise and the Brain that explores the benefits of exercise on the brain and learning. Finally, some books that I have read this past year and found to be stimulating are listed.