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May 14 2018

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An encounter between an owl and a fox in Cobourg, Ontario, just before 2 in the morning on January 4, 2018.

Nature is wonderful.

Union meeting between local familiars

Animals have Many Secrets and I love them and their Secret Animal World

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Sunset Days

April 11 2018

March 08 2018

The Definition of Scaffolding (and why it makes me cry)



Do y’all know what scaffolding is? 

I’m a teacher. Scaffolding is something we have to learn about in depth in order to be effective in the field. At it’s most basic, it’s the process of building blocks for children to repeat actions, either by watching the teachers or by following along, until they can work independently. We create stepping stones, essentially, and give them the space and the attention they need to succeed on their own. 

Scaffolding came into play as an effective model of parenting. It’s how some of the best parents teach their children. And this can be common -more than classroom activities. Showing them how to press numbers on a telephone? That’s scaffolding. Showing them how to vacuum the rug? Scaffolding! Giving them instructions and demonstrating how to change batteries? Scaffolding again! 

Any process of a parent, a good parent, in which they give direction before doing it themselves, helping the kids follow, is scaffolding. And the mark of a terrific mother or father. It points to patience, depth, and empathy. 

That’s what Héctor is doing

it’s incredibly subtle, but it’s there. The way he spins his hand, the way he twists his body to keep watching Miguel- these are all actions of a well-seasoned parent directing a child (their child) through some sort of movement they might have not done on their own. It’s the mark of someone who’s done something like this before -taken the time to teach a child something- and the move of a parent who’s barely even thinking about what they’re doing while they’re doing it. 

This is the mark of a natural parent

This movement is small, but it needs to be appreciated. 

Héctor is scaffolding. 

Héctor is a parent

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♪Remember me, though I have to say goodbye. Remember me, don’t let it make you cry. For even if I’m far away I hold you in my heart. I sing a secret song to you each night we are apart. Remember me, though I have to travel far. Remember me, each time you hear a sad guitar, know that I’m with you the only way that I can be, until you’re in my arms again♫

Coco (2017, dir, Lee Unkrich)

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#sketch #illustration #dailydoodle #archive #cat #ink #inking #artoftheday

January 25 2018

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Art by Susan Seddon Boulet.

January 03 2018

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Just finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and absolutely LOVED it. 

Here is all the best fan art I could find!

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Bill Bollinger

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Good News of 2017

Cause we all really need to see the good that came from this shitty year.

cause we all really
need to see the good that came
from this shitty year

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Love your darkness, love your light. Use them both in the endless night.
— Jordan T. Marthinsen (via night-hags-arte)

January 02 2018

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The magic of Halstock Wood by RocksAndFerns
tumblr | Instagram | twitter

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ether. portrait commission for oniongrumps on deviantart!

> my art tag | commission info

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Happy Mew Year!

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Cats vs. Humidifiers. [video]

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