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Best Field Trip Since 1969!

The Best Field Trip Since 1969!

On this day, 52 years ago, Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) and Buzz Aldrin (born 1930) landed on the Moon in the greatest engineering accomplishment of the 20th century!

Today, just outside dusty Van Horn, Texas a small team of private citizens blasted off in the Blue Origin rocket called the Alan Shepard. The rocket was named after Alan Shepard (1923-1998), the astronaut who, in 1961 became the first American and the second man to travel into space. Ten years later, Shepard also walked on the Moon.

 

New Shepard Blue Origin Crew

Field Trips or Field Excursions have been a foundational component of educational and instructional practice . Two notable Critical Thinkers, Friedrich Froebel and John Dewey encouraged educational excursions (Woods, 1937). The Existentialist Henry David Thoreau and his brother John are considered to be the first teaching pair to include field excursions in their Concord curriculum circa 1839 (Lunsford, 2019).

 

The Blue Origin private citizens Jeff Bezos, Mercury 13 aviator Wally Funk, Mark Bezos, and Oliver Daemen became astronauts when they took an 11-minute field trip, including 3 minutes of weightlessness in the first Field Trip 66.5 miles (351, 210 feet) above Earth!

What are your thoughts on today’s flight?


Read More Here: https://www.space.com/blue-origin-jeff-bezos-first-astroanut-launch-crew

Taking a Field Trip from PBS Learning Media: https://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/educators/technique-guide/taking-a-field-trip/  (Links to an external site.)Oregon Public Broadcasting,   (Links to an external site.)2014.

 

References

Lunsford, M. (2019).  Lunsford Column: The Real Value of Field Trips. Indiana News and Tribune.  https://www.newsandtribune.com/opinion/lunsford-column-the-real-value-of-field-trips/article_e4b9c688-2b37-11ea-a88c-e38452f95e29.html  (Links to an external site.)

Woods, H. (1937). A study of the origin and development of the educational excursion and field trip. https://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4940&context=etd/  (Links to an external site.)

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ July 16

Mistakes Maraboli

 

Sometimes adult learners, especially those in education do not accept assessment in the most constructive manner. It can be very difficult for those who are used to give assessment to receive assessment.

 

 

 

 


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Weekend Ed. Quote ~July 09

“Art is the window to man’s soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within.” ~Claudia Lady Bird Johnson

Image by Helen Teague

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

July 4th has fallen on a Sunday 34 times since 1776. The first July 4th Sunday was 1779 and the last was 2010, while the next will be 2027. Seward began continuously celebrating on Saturday, July 4th of 1868 and has done so 22 times on a Sunday. The bi-centennial July 4th celebration of 1976 was on a Sunday.

CSPAN rebroadcasted a May 17, 2021 Book Chat with Patrick J. O’Donnell who discussed his book, The Indispensables

Here is the link: https://www.c-span.org/video/?511872-1/the-indispensables The Indispensables

The Indispensables follows O’Donnell’s previous book, Washington’s Immortals, also an exceptional read of an important period of history.

Washingtons Immortals

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ Poetry for Independence Day

Good Night

Carl Sandburg

Many ways to spell good night. Fireworks at a pier on the Fourth of July

        spell it with red wheels and yellow spokes.

They fizz in the air, touch the water and quit.

Rockets make a trajectory of gold-and-blue

        and then go out. Railroad trains at night spell with a smokestack

        mushrooming a white pillar. Steamboats turn a curve in the Mississippi crying

        in a baritone that crosses lowland cottonfields

        to a razorback hill. It is easy to spell good night.

                                     Many ways to spell good night.

 


This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day by the Academy of American Poets.

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ June 25

Note that differentiation relates more to addressing students’ different phases of learning from novice to capable to proficient rather than merely providing different activities to different (groups of) students.
~John Hattie, Visible Learning for Teachers

Teague's 10Rep Learning Hattie Crayons

 

 

 

See also — Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom, by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon, 2013
http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/108028/chapters/Differentiation@-An-Overview.aspx 

 

 


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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ June 18

Teacher Task John Warren

 

Congratulations, Educators, on completing another epic school year!

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ June 11

Jung Quote on Teachers

 

Congratulations on the closing of another school year!

Thank you, Educators, for your service to students and those who love them!

 

 

 

 


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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ June 4

YouMightBe_MMcKnight

 

Congratulations, Educators, for another successful school year in service to students and those who love them!

 

 

 


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Memorial Day – 2021 – More than a 3-day weekend

the debt we owe

 


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“We Live in the Wind and the Sand and Our Eyes are on the Stars” ~ WASP Motto

WASP Motto

Image Found Here: http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/history/history/worldwar2/wasp.htm

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), (also Women’s Army Service Pilots or Women’s Auxiliary Service Pilots) were a civilian women pilots’ organization, whose members were United States federal civil service employees. The 1074 members of WASP became trained pilots who tested aircraft, ferried aircraft and trained other pilots. Their purpose was to free male pilots for combat roles during World War II. The WASP museum is located on Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas.

The WASPs flew more than 60 million miles flying planes out of 192 bases. One pilot, Gertrude “Tommy” Tompkins Silver was the only Women Airforce Service Pilots’ member to go missing during World War II. On October 26, 1944, Tompkins piloted her plane from a foggy runway on Mines Field, adjacent to the Los Angeles airport, and was not heard from again.

WASPs with PT-19, the first plane usually flown in primary training. Women on far left in dark glasses is Gertrude “Tommy” Tompkins, according to Texas Women’s University Libraries WASP Archives.

WASPs with PT-19, the first plane usually flown in primary training. Women on far left in dark glasses is Gertrude “Tommy” Tompkins, according to Texas Women’s University Libraries WASP Archives.

 

Mr. Frank Jacobs , a retired aerospace engineer from Manhattan Beach, California has a haunting childhood memory of seeing a plane crash into the Santa Monica bay that day. He still dives to find Gertrude “Tommy” Tompkins as poart of the  Missing Aircraft Search Team. Read his account at this link from the Deep Explorers’ blog: http://www.deepexplorers.com/history/last-missing-wasp/ 

In July, 2008,  President Obama signed legislation finally granting WASPs the Congressional Gold Medal, in recognition of their service. In honor of Memorial Day, May 27, it is important to remember all who served for the United States.

The 2017 Young Adutl (YA) book  Seized by the Sun written by Jim Ure tells the life story of Gertrude “Tommy” Tompkins

 

 

 

More more information on the brave WASP pilots, click to the Robinson Library history page.

 

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