Friday: Newsy Snacks For Busy People
Indigenous Schools: A radical change to the timing of the academic year at an NT school has seen attendance jump from 60% to at least 80%.Win! The school decided to start its term 3 weeks earlier, so that pupils did not have to attend for the entire ‘dry season’ (the traditional time for ceremonies and important social events) and it’s paid BIG dividends with pupils turning up much more reliably. I love it when people approach problems with common sense solutions. More at news.com.au
Mammoths: Oh my gosh. An Iowa family who dug up the femur of a woolly mammoth a couple of years ago have come clean and asked for expert help to excavate the rest of the skeleton which lies in their backyard. Do you not LOVE this? In a kind of Backyard Blitz meets The Flintstones type scenario, they’ve since uncovered the mammoth’s vertebrae and some ribs too. Imagine keeping a mammoth bone a secret! I wonder why they did that? Maybe they were trying to work out how to list in on eBay without arousing suspicion?! More here.
Trust Based Education: If you’re interested in how we teach our kids (and a fan of Sir Ken Robinson) then you should click over to The Start Empathy Blog and find out more about The Mission Hill School and their fantastic collaborative educational approach. The school has 96% attendance and teachers are teaching kids to be independent and self motivate. It’s pretty great. Watch the video, if you have time, won’t you?!
12 Breakfasts To Start Your Day With A Smile
Garlic Cheese Bread with Bacon! Holy smoke.
Gazooks! Look at these beautiful rooms. Wow.
Adorable socks on The Design Files!
A Classic Potato Salad recipe
Strawberry and Cream Biscuits at Smitten Kitchen
How do you feel about this chair?
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