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asylum-art:

These are fascinating sculptures done by Robert Cannon . He calls the work Terraform Sculpture. TERRAFORM (literally, “Earth-shaping”) the process of deliberate modification of the atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to those of Earth to make it habitable by humans. While in Robert’s case, he uses concrete and mosses with most of his creations.

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theatlantic:

Finnish Education Chief: ‘We Created a School System Based on Equality’

Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than many U.S. children do (nearly 300 fewer hours per year in elementary school), and the lightest homework load of any industrialized nation. There are no gifted programs, almost no private schools, and no high-stakes national standardized tests.
Yet over the past decade Finland has consistently performed among the top nations on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a standardized test given to 15-year olds in 65 nations and territories around the world. Finland’s school children didn’t always excel. Finland built its excellent, efficient, and equitable educational system in a few decades from scratch, and the concept guiding almost every educational reform has been equity.  The Finnish paradox is that by focusing on the bigger picture for all, Finland has succeeded at fostering the individual potential of most every child.
I recently accompanied Krista Kiuru, Finland’s minister of education and science, when she visited the Eliot K-8 Innovation School in Boston, and asked her what Finland is doing that we could learn from.
Read more.[Image: hydropeek/flickr]

theatlantic:

Finnish Education Chief: ‘We Created a School System Based on Equality’

Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than many U.S. children do (nearly 300 fewer hours per year in elementary school), and the lightest homework load of any industrialized nation. There are no gifted programs, almost no private schools, and no high-stakes national standardized tests.

Yet over the past decade Finland has consistently performed among the top nations on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a standardized test given to 15-year olds in 65 nations and territories around the world. Finland’s school children didn’t always excel. Finland built its excellent, efficient, and equitable educational system in a few decades from scratch, and the concept guiding almost every educational reform has been equity.  The Finnish paradox is that by focusing on the bigger picture for all, Finland has succeeded at fostering the individual potential of most every child.

I recently accompanied Krista Kiuru, Finland’s minister of education and science, when she visited the Eliot K-8 Innovation School in Boston, and asked her what Finland is doing that we could learn from.

Read more.[Image: hydropeek/flickr]

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kitt-noir:

Judi Dench in Twelfth Night

Judi Dench as Viola in Twelfth Night for The RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) in 1969.   Bloglovin…

kitt-noir:

Judi Dench in Twelfth Night

Judi Dench as Viola in Twelfth Night for The RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) in 1969.   Bloglovin…

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4cp:

Illustration by Herb Trimpe and John Severin.

all-right-blondie:

Matilda and Miss Honey trying to get out of The Trunchbull’s house without getting caught is probably the most suspense filled scene in all the universe

9 hours ago with 100,824 notes

vein:

"Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt" - Her (2013)

Jodie Foster married her girlfriend over the weekend and nobody knew about it?

10 hours ago with 1 note

Oh hey, not a big deal, but the hubble took a picture of a star that’s nearing supernova status.

honeynut-feeelios:

See you on the ice rebel scum

“Religions exist because people would rather have a wrong answer than no answer at all.”

Chuck Palahniuk  (via scalded)

17 hours ago with 42,686 notes

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nevver:

With friends like these, David Fullarton

nevver:

With friends like these, David Fullarton

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fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

Ellen Page dropped out of Drag Me to Hell to be in this film.
Whip It (2009)

fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

Ellen Page dropped out of Drag Me to Hell to be in this film.

Whip It (2009)