RIP Paul Walker on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/89065492
"He had you, and he was going to hurt you. There was no choice to make."
"All I am is yours." … "I was born to love you. And I always will.”
I sincerely hope no one ever tries to fuck with Dean’s children later on. I don’t care who they are, where they come from. Dean Winchester will fuck your shit up.
Seriously, can you imagine? His daughter comes home with a bruise and maybe there’s a slight chance of it being her boyfriend. That boy’d never be seen again.
LOUISE WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT
NO BUT I WISH
On the other hand you can imagine when UNCLE SAMMY THE 7 FOOT TALL MOOSE HEARS ABOUT ANYTHING HAPPENING TO HIS NEICE / NEPHEW. SHIT WILL GO DOWN.
This post is a fucking perfection.THANK YOU
i dont know about you guys but i like to think that if dean winchester’s daughter ever got hurt by a boyfriend then she’d be the one to kill him
guys dean did have a kid once, remember? and sam killed her, because she tried to kill dean
Make-A-Wish Foundation made this kid’s dream come true. What a wonderful thing that has happened.
HUMANS ARE GOOD.
Slightly off topic, but it’s things like this that make me want so badly for our Make-A-Wish raffle to go well!
Paloma Noyola: The Face of Mexico’s Unleashed Potential
When a report emerged in September 2012 that a girl from one of Matamoros’ poorest neighborhoods had attained the highest math score in Mexico, some doubted its veracity. It must be fake, they said.
But it wasn’t fake. Her name is Paloma Noyola, and what most reports failed to mention is that almost all of her classmates also scored very high on the national math test. 10 scored in 99.99% percentile.
Paloma and her classmates also scored in the top percentile in language. Something special was happening at José Urbina López primary school in Matamoros, and Wired went to take a look.
The high test scores turned out to be the work of a young teacher who also came from humble beginnings. Sergio Juárez Correa was tired of the monotony of teaching out of a book and wanted to try something new to help engage his students when he came across the work of Sugata Mitra, a UK university professor who had innovated a new pedagogy he called SOLE, or self organized learning environments. The new approach paid off.
Although SOLE usually relies on unfettered Internet access for research, Juárez and his students had very limited access. Somehow, he still found a way to apply Mitra’s teachings and unleash their potential.
From the beginning, Paloma’s exceptional abilities were evident:
One day Juárez Correa went to his whiteboard and wrote “1 = 1.00.” Normally, at this point, he would start explaining the concept of fractions and decimals. Instead he just wrote “½ = ?” and “¼ = ?”
“Think about that for a second,” he said, and walked out of the room.
While the kids murmured, Juárez Correa went to the school cafeteria, where children could buy breakfast and lunch for small change. He borrowed about 10 pesos in coins, worth about 75 cents, and walked back to his classroom, where he distributed a peso’s worth of coins to each table. He noticed that Paloma had already written .50 and .25 on a piece of paper.
As Mr. Juárez implemented more of Mitra’s teachings in his classroom, Paloma continued to stand out as an exceptionally gifted student:
Juárez Correa was impressed. But he was even more intrigued by Paloma. During these experiments, he noticed that she almost always came up with the answer immediately. Sometimes she explained things to her tablemates, other times she kept the answer to herself. Nobody had told him that she had an unusual gift. Yet even when he gave the class difficult questions, she quickly jotted down the answers. To test her limits, he challenged the class with a problem he was sure would stump her. He told the story of Carl Friedrich Gauss, the famous German mathematician, who was born in 1777.
When Gauss was a schoolboy, one of his teachers asked the class to add up every number between 1 and 100. It was supposed to take an hour, but Gauss had the answer almost instantly.
“Does anyone know how he did this?” Juárez Correa asked.
A few students started trying to add up the numbers and soon realized it would take a long time. Paloma, working with her group, carefully wrote out a few sequences and looked at them for a moment. Then she raised her hand.
“The answer is 5,050,” she said. “There are 50 pairs of 101.”
Juárez Correa felt a chill. He’d never encountered a student with so much innate ability. He squatted next to her and asked why she hadn’t expressed much interest in math in the past, since she was clearly good at it.
“Because no one made it this interesting,” she said.
Although this Wired piece focuses mostly on Sugata Mitra, it does once again highlight the story of Paloma Noyola. Unfortunately, after a brief spurt of media attention, little on Paloma was ever mentioned and, as was pointed out by Wired, nothing was ever said of Mr. Juárez.
As with most stories in the Mexican press — and with in the middle-class — things suddenly become very important once it’s featured in a gringo publication. Which is a very sad commentary. We hope, however, that this story pushes those in the press, state and federal government to look not to the United States for validation but to Mexicans like Sergio Juárez doing good work in places like Matamoros.
The clear message in this story is that there are thousands of Paloma Noyolas going to school in Mexico who, just like her at one time, are not being challenged and therefore aren’t very interested in school. This story can, if we want it to, raise enough awareness to shift the discussion from poverty to opportunity.
Paloma truly personifies both Mexico’s challenges and unleashed potential.
Read the entire Wired story here: How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses
Editor’s note: As an addendum, Wired provided information on helping support Sugata Mitra and his School in the Clouds project, and although they donated school supplies and equipment to José Urbina López School, we’re interested in seeing if we can help set up a similar fund for Sergio Juárez, the teacher featured in this story.
Also, $9,300 was raised to help fund Paloma’s education last year. We going to follow with the economist who led the fundraising campaign to see how she’s doing. Stay tuned for updates.
I can’t get over the fact that Prince Harry calls the Queen Granny. IT IS SO WEIRD THAT SHE IS THE QUEEN AND ALSO HIS GRANNY.
Nah, fine with that. I just adore her grin. suddenly, she is Nanny Ogg.
"All I am is yours." … "I was born to love you. And I always will.”
what if we’re all characters in a book
WHAT IF WHEN YOU FORGET WHAT YOU WERE GOING TO SAY IT’S THE AUTHOR BACKSPACING
guys why isn’t everyone reblogging this it’s a scientific breakthrough
and when you’ve had a sense that you’ve been through a certain day or moment before, it’s cuz the author is re-writing the same part of the story, just with better context
Dude, my author fucking sucks.
if youre not part of the supernatural fandom you might want to reevaluate your life choices
Is this… is this supernatural harlem shake?
That’s Osric in the bodybag, if you were wondering.
and it was hIS DAY OFF BUT HE WANTED TO BE IN IT SO HE DROVE LIKE AN HOUR ON HIS FUCKING DAY OFF TO BE IN A BODY BAG ON THE GROUND I LOVE HIM
i woke up in the middle of the night because i thought of a text post so i drafted it half asleep and all it says is ‘scooby doo 25 to life’