Student Poster Humbles Humanity


Sometimes wisdom
comes in small packages.
In the case of Flor,
wisdom comes
in a 4 ft.  package.

Q POSTER Flor jpeg
Yes, it is quite a challenge
(and honor!)
teaching such a mind.

Find a free pdf here for
decoration, discussion,
or informative graffiti.


2014 Student-Created Quotes

2014 Submit-A-Quote Winners

1st Place
Don’t make fun of others.
God didn’t laugh when he made you.
>Flor Galindo<
4th Grade, Salinas Elementary, SBCUSD

2nd Place
The darkness is how you follow,
the light is how you lead.
>Alana Allard<
4th Grade, Seneca Elementary, MVUSD

3rd Place
It is not easy to do something,
but it feels better to have accomplished it.
>Saida Diaz<
6th Grade, Norton Elementary, SBCUSD

Honorable Mentions

“Our secret weapon are our minds”
Kyler Dorsey, Salinas Elementary

“If you gain a little,
save it up and you will earn something big.”
Ivan Jimenez. Seneca Elementary

“God gave me feet,
so I decided to walk them toward my dreams.”
Natalia Prandini, Seneca Elementary

“Those who sleep through life
will awaken to failure.”
Adrew Almada, Salinas Elementary

Top 10s: Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes for Socratic discussion.

Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes for Socratic discussion.



Fine a pdf of these wonderful quotes for Socratic discussion here.


Top 10s: Charles Bukowski Quotes


Sure, he may be rough
& vulgar.
Like the pot-ridden face
that inspired his work.

Bukowski is our pain,
our solitude.
Few carry sorrow
-shrouded in wisdom-
as he.

Bukowski is proof that
even the lowest
of of our lot
has a world of beauty

Top 10s Bukowski FIN JPG

Enjoy the free pdf here.






Documentary Part I: SCIPP Poetry Project




What do you get when you mix wild kids,
wilder parents,
wilder-er grad students,
and the wildest-est teachers & prof?

Obviously problems with
the comparative and superlative,
but also a recipe
for a new type of learning!


Special thanks to Alex Avila,
the media mastermind
behind it all.





Socratic Circles: The Second Best Tool for Teaching


The first is the cattle prod.

The true father of education.

A teacher that was sentenced to death for
“corrupting the youth”.
A man that practically created pedagogy
and the probable inventor of
the toga party.

Know what?!
You too can cause
intellectual celebration and self-destruction
in your very own classroom!

I present…
The Socratic Circle.
The Socratic Seminar.
Cultural Circles.



Above is a sampling by
Grand Master Teacher Larry Light
using quotes about Gandhi
to demonstrate character analysis.
However, anything may be used
to push discussion along
including art, articles, & poetry.

This is the bread and butter and jam
of Quotationals lessons.
THE best tool to connect
kids, families, and community.

A copy of the Gandhi quotes can be found here.
A copy of the follow-up Gandhi Non-Test can be found here.
A copy of Common Core Standards can be found here.

Now, go question.