the artful dodger


after years of living internationally in places like india, singapore, puerto rico, and brazil; leading seminars on human rights, social justice and environmental issues; coordinating international baccalaureate creativity, action and service projects; teaching a meta-cognition course called ‘the theory of knowledge’; coaching ultimate frisbee; leading trips... all the while preaching >>> ‘follow your passion’.



it’s time to model this philosophy with yet another (re)incarnation.



this blog will be an attempt at chronicling the adventures of a gypsy educator artist (me) based out of dallas, texas, currently teaching full time at the new IMAGINE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NORTH TEXAS. and, by design, there just may be commentary about sustainability, accountability, authenticity and most importantly, BEAUTY.



thank you for your time, interest, support, bandwidth, love...



blessed travels,

bryan vidrohi plymale ‘bdro’

Daniela, Isabel and Bryan
4244 Millview Lane
Dallas, Texas 75287
USA
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how art thou?
elisetheviking:

School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?
Evernote - keep your research at one place
Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
Science glossary - for those hard science words
Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
Any.do - daily planner 
Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
Feed.ly  - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
Scribd - online library
Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight 
Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate! 
Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)
I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!


Many of these resources are excellent…

elisetheviking:

School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?

  1. Evernote - keep your research at one place
  2. Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
  3. Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
  4. Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
  5. Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
  6. iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
  7. Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
  8. Science glossary - for those hard science words
  9. Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
  10. Any.do - daily planner 
  11. Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
  12. Feed.ly  - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
  13. Scribd - online library
  14. Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
  15. TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
  16. Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
  17. Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
  18. Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight 
  19. Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
  20. Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate! 

Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)

I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!

Many of these resources are excellent…

Tagged: educationbacktoschool

Source: elisetheviking

First Day of Kindergarten… #imaginedragons that ♡☆♡☆ (at Imagine International Academy Of North Texas)  Wow, a what a day! Well done Ms Barone, not only are you the best kindergarden teacher and the best primary years program teacher but you are the best teacher in the school, Imagine that and 1 of the best teachers I’ve ever met in my life. Thank you for the bubbles we are also bubbling with excitement, thank you for the postcard and thank you for the poem and the tissue which I needed to wipe the tears of joy from my eye. Thank you thank you thank you, Love a Blessings.

First Day of Kindergarten… #imaginedragons that ♡☆♡☆ (at Imagine International Academy Of North Texas)

Wow, a what a day! Well done Ms Barone, not only are you the best kindergarden teacher and the best primary years program teacher but you are the best teacher in the school, Imagine that and 1 of the best teachers I’ve ever met in my life. Thank you for the bubbles we are also bubbling with excitement, thank you for the postcard and thank you for the poem and the tissue which I needed to wipe the tears of joy from my eye. Thank you thank you thank you, Love a Blessings.

Tagged: imaginedragonseducationbacktoschool

The @Art of. . “The Dogwash”  (at NorthBark Dog Park)

The @Art of. . “The Dogwash” (at NorthBark Dog Park)

thelovelyseas:

Hannah Fraser swims dressed as a mermaid with humpback whales off Vava’u Island, Tonga, to raise awareness of marine life and oppose whale hunting. Photos by Ted Grambeau

The art of… Mermaids in Love

The art of… #imaginedragons (at Imagine International Academy of North Texas)

The art of… #imaginedragons (at Imagine International Academy of North Texas)

Tagged: imaginedragons

The Art of… ☆ Luna ☆ (at Om Sweet Om)

The Art of… ☆ Luna ☆ (at Om Sweet Om)

The ART of… Midnight at the #Nasher (at Nasher Sculpture Center)

The ART of… Midnight at the #Nasher (at Nasher Sculpture Center)

Tagged: nasher

which photo would they choose… 

My mother told me as I was growing up that being a black man in this society was going to come with great difficulty. At first I wasn’t sure what she meant. I always thought that no matter what we were all treated as equals. I’m sitting here at 18 years old and now I finally understand what it is my mother was trying to say. Growing up in a neighbor that is no stranger to crime, I’ve always been looked down upon by people. I was expected to fail. They predicted my association with drugs, and concluded that my life would be one of utter turmoil and self-destruction. However this simply is not the case. My mother always told me that the color of my skin would bring obstacles throughout my life, and that in order to win the fight against discriminatory injustice, I’d have to show the world my mind and use my voice to make a change. I take those words to heart to this day. Yes I may be a person of color, but that color does not define my character. The color of my skin does not limit the amount of success that I am able to attain, nor does it gives anyone the right to treat me as though I am of little significance. I take pride in knowing that I am a well-spoken, and intellectual man of color. I do not “talk white”. I speak as though I’ve gotten an education. I don’t listen to “black people music”. I am an eclectic individual with a passion for the beautiful artistry within sounds. I am not a wild animal. I am a human being and I expect to be treated as such. As I sit here preparing to leave for college within a few days I cannot help but think about my many peers who have been shot down too young. I cannot help but wonder how many more of us are going to have to be stigmatized and branded as the typical criminal before this society begins to acknowledge not only our flaws but also our successes. I asked myself this question today. If they gunned me down, which photo would they use? Would they choose the image of me giving a public speech to young children about the importance of anti-violence, or would they use the photo of me dressed in an old t-shirt, worn sneakers, and angry look upon my face? Personally I am tired of being swept under the bus. I’m sick of being treated like racism isn’t an issue any longer. And really, I think that it’s about time for all of us to start making a change.
— I am a person of color. And I am proud to be one. (via cosmo-strosity)

The art of… asking the real questions

Source: cosmo-strosity

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