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pbstv:

After mating season ends for the African bullfrog, one male will keep watch over his newly-hatched tadpoles (and it turns out dad’s a life-saver). pbsnature's “Fabulous Frogs” with Sir David Attenborough airs June 25.

New Digs for Old Crab

New Digs for Old Crab

Happy little air plant.

Happy little air plant.

Today in the garden …

humansofnewyork:

"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

humansofnewyork:

"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

She’s on the move … !

She’s on the move … !

whitehouse:

David Karp: “So you’ve made up your mind, it’s GIF?”

President Obama: “That is my official position. I pondered it a long time.”

Go behind the scenes of the President’s first Tumblr Q&A on education and college affordability, and find out what President Obama is doing to make college more accessible.

This really happened!

This really happened!

Smile …

Smile …