Watch Me Whip / Nae Nae – Hula-Hoop Style

Collaborative effort with Olde Providence Elementary yesterday choreographing “Whip/Nae Nae” into a hoop dance routine. Lots of smiles, laughs, creativity and “assistants” wanting to stay in the next class instead of going out to play or head to computer lab. Here’s the original “Watch Me Whip” – hopefully I’ll post the hoop version soon 🙂

True Colors – Accepting Each Other

I love this video. “We live in a world where differences are all around us. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in these differences, especially when we see them in the people that surround us everyday. MattyB believes that everyone deserves the same thing: love. It’s not always popular to love someone and embraceContinue reading “True Colors – Accepting Each Other”

Hooping, Mental Illness and Spinning Stronger:

                [Note: Last year Alice Rose won a Hoopie Award for Newbie Hooper of the Year. Even as a newcomer to the hoop, her passion, energy and flow proved to be captivating. A year later Alice is sharing her very personal story about her troubled past, how hooping changedContinue reading “Hooping, Mental Illness and Spinning Stronger:”

A DIRTY LETTER – WTRF – Wrong treatment of children

UGH!! MAKES MY BLOOD BOIL! A news station in West Virginia (WTRF) posted this teacher’s note which told parents to clean their children before sending them to school. “TELL US: Do you think the teacher is out of line? A DIRTY LETTER: A school teacher took measures into her own hands. She sent out thisContinue reading “A DIRTY LETTER – WTRF – Wrong treatment of children”

“A Child Loves His Play (not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard).” Benjamin Spock

“A child loves his play, not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.” – Benjamin Spock Our educational system is at a crossroads. Our K-12 schools adhere to an outdated industrial model of education even though we are firmly in the Information Age. Higher education is under fire for not teaching students enough real worldContinue reading ““A Child Loves His Play (not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard).” Benjamin Spock”