world-education

Why I Like Mindful Education (Spoilers)
  • Stevonnie singing for the 1st time in the show
  • Garnet singing with Stevonnie
  • Garnet is great.
  • Here Comes a Thought is such a beautiful song.
  • Trying to ignore a problem so you wouldn’t feel bad about yourself and not wanting to tell anyone because you’re ashamed, I feel, is a very universal experience. It hit too close to home for me.
  • The message about opening up is a very important one.
  • A lot of times, in more-action-oriented kids cartoons, you end up feeling like the child protagonist might have to have therapy at some point in the future without the show acknowledging they would have issues from dealing with that kind of stuff. This episode tackles both the psychological effects being a Crystal Gem has on Steven & Connie (by extension, Stevonnie) while giving you hope that they’ll make it out okay.
  • SYMBOLISM!!!!
  • More world-building on fusion and it’s effects on the mind under specific circumstances
  • Beautiful animation

World-class pan-African music school to open in Gabon

A state-of-the-art music school is being built in Libreville, the capital city of Gabon.

The African Music Institute (AMI), established at the initiative of the government of Gabon, is part of the international network of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts in the USA, one of the largest and most prestigious private music schools in the world with more than 270 Grammies awarded to its alumni.

Boasting a top-class campus covering six hectares in the heart of Libreville, the new institution will offer cutting-edge facilities and equipment, including recording studios, television studios, performance halls and other facilities. Accommodation will be available for students who prefer to stay on campus.

AMI aims to attract students from all over the continent and will offer its programmes in both English and French. It will open its doors in September 2017. Registrations will begin in January next year.

The institution will have the capacity to enrol at least 140 students each year (80% for bachelor’s degrees and 20% for master’s degrees in music and related disciplines). Students will have a range of subjects to major in, including songwriting, film scoring, music production and engineering, electronic production design, performance and dance. In 2018 AMI will introduce short courses, notably a 7-week overseas study programme and a 5-week course in music performance.

Image: Artist’s Impression of the School

Children’ education starts way before school, at home. Sergei from Early Learning Toys demonstrates a simple yet visually impressive experiment anyone can do in their kitchen.  If you lick it afterwards, you are technically tasting the rainbow. (Source)

Seeing Through Photographs - YouTube

Today is World Photo Day! On August 19, 1839, the French government unveiled the Daguerreotype process, developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre, calling it a “gift to the world.”

In celebration of the power of photography, watch artists Hank Willis Thomas, Katy Grannan, Nicholas Nixon, Vik Muniz and others discuss the form in videos from our free online course Seeing Through Photographs (full videos at the link below). The course is available on demand via Coursera.

(via Seeing Through Photographs - YouTube)

New App Shows How Misleading Maps Can Be

Due to the distortion of the Mercator map projection, countries closer the poles look far larger than their real size as the globe’s surface is stretched to fit on a flat sheet. A new web app called The True Size Of can show you a country’s true dimensions.

This matters in sociology because people’s perceptions are shaped by the relative size of countries on a map. On some versions of the Mercator, the equator is moved southwards to make the United States and Europe appear far larger than they are.

Source: True Size Of 

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HELP MEEEE

okay followers. So I was just informed by my principal that tomorrow, my first day of school as a teacher, I have to teach the kids a skill/lesson/fun thing. We can’t do curriculum or procedures, we’re shooting for fun. 

SO.

What can I teach 6 different groups of 7th and 8th graders for 17 minutes each that’s fun?!?! 

I HAVE LITERALLY NO IDEA BESIDES THOROUGHLY BREAKING DOWN WHO SHOULD BE ON THE IRON THRONE AND I DON’T WANT TO GET FIRED. 

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HOLY SHIT LOOK WHO GOT A HIGHLIGHT REEL

Thanks to @x-i-e for his awesome video editing and leadership skills <3

CALLING ALL READERS!

World Education is holding this ah-may-zing fundraiser in support of a universal primary education by 2015! Crazy, huh? But incredibly important, and a giant leap for the world to make as a whole culture. 

Pages4Progress looks to support literacy, reading, and writing skills throughout the world, for all children, by 2015 - and you can help. 

By logging your pages here, you can raise money to support the goal. For every page you read, World Education gets $1 towards achieving worldwide literacy, and improving universal education. 

I’ve been logging my summer reading pages - will you?

INTP and Semantics
  • INTJ:Jesus this is intense lol
  • lol the poor bomb squad
  • Got decimated
  • INTP:No they didn't
  • Do you know what decimated means
  • INTJ:Lol by the bomb
  • INTP:To reduce by 1/10 ... They got annihilated
  • INTJ:Okay fine lol
  • INTP:You actually accidentally found a pet peeve of mine lol
  • INTJ:Lmfao
  • INTP:The misuse of the word decimate
  • INTJ:Good to know
  • INTP:It's basic Latin for fucks sake
  • INTJ:Looooool
  • Go educate the world
  • INTP:Annihilate means to reduce to nothing which is what a bomb does to a body for the most part
  • Anything with deci means 10 or by 10
  • INTJ:That's true
  • lol I didn't even think about it
  • INTP:Colloquial English is destroying semantics
EP WAVE 5 STARTS TONIGHT!

@filthcousin @maresdotes @medinaquirin @mastro-soul

We will be starting with Polaris Elite. 

ITINERARY

First two runs: 

TANK: Mastro

HEALER: Liesey

DPS SF: Kaz

DPS DABS: Paw

BREAK TIME!

Third run: 

TANK: Mastro

HEALER: Kaz (Leeching) 

DPS SF: Liesey

DPS DABS: Paw

And if we have time for a fourth run, I have a VERY special team building exercise™ in store for EPw5. 

Since most members of EPw5 are experienced in the elites (from different roles/perspectives), I have full faith that we can get the base 3 runs down. 

If we don’t get to the fourth tonight, we will do it on Friday instead.

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In lieu of a proper highlight reel, here is the complete unedited Wave Five launch party stream from Wednesday!  Featuring broken Hell dungeons, hip-thrusting Cthulhus, raisin rhetoric, and a whole lotta grundle-punching.

Wave 5 is myself, @mastro-soul @maresdotes @filthcousin and @x-i-e, with special guest appearances by @existentialdents and @fauxfire76 (and @anotherspecter as a strange disembodied voice)!