ten bucks for a school

Xaviera Medina de Albrand profiles the work of Marie Da Silva who lost many of her close family to HIV whilst living in Malawi. Marie’s mother provided space in her home to start a small school for students who could not afford private education.

Where once there was a garage or a dinning room, today there is a classroom. Children and new students sat on the floor, with no desks or any type of school furniture. Marie black painted some walls to turn them into blackboards and start classes. “At first the children paid some money for school, but then, in conversations with my mother we thought that if our own orphaned nephew and niece were not paying, so, other children who were orphans too, had not to pay. So the Jacaranda school became fully free “.

Marie also created a foundation to support students who could not afford to eat and highlighted their situation whilst working in New York as a nanny to a well known tv presenter.

The post continues the story of successes from students at both the foundation and the school and how it has provided support for their neighbouring communities

In full

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My Favorite Math Common Core Resources

Mrs Jill Thompson has curated a list of maths resources that she has researched and shares links to them

Part of my job as a facilitator is to help our teachers understand and implement the Common Core correctly.  In order to help some of our teachers, I go through websites and blogs and weed out the ‘not so good’ and give teachers a list of sites that are worth taking the time to explore deeper. Below is my collection of FREE sites and blogs that I have ‘deemed’ as worthwhile and of quality that support the standards through lessons, performance tasks, strategies and other resources.  (In no particular order)

She has also set up a wiki page where people can contribute any others that they know about

The list