Schools Make Everyone Question Their Quality Of Education When They Make These Mistakes On Public Signs

People start to question how much a school can teach their kids when the school makes a spelling mistake on a sign seen by everyone! Whether the mistakes are made by a lack of the right letters or by just plain carelessness, it does not reflect well on schools to be making these kinds of mistakes so publicly. But, that doesn’t stop them from being any less funny!

Oh, how to pick our favorites from this epic list of hot messes. The one announcing no “scool” for staff “develoment” is definitely on there. Hopefully, one of the topics discussed on the staff development day will be spelling!

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Along this vein, “exereise” your mind and read is also a winner; perhaps reading more will allow you to know how to spell exercise correctly.

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Then there’s the ones that are just plain ridiculous. A Boston school proudly put up a real sign that read “Dudley Street Neighoborhood Charter School” – so much for running out of the right letters.

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Also, while there was nothing wrong with the spelling of the Prescott High School welcome back sign, one would wonder why they’re hoping their students had good “brakes.”

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Perhaps our hands-down favorite, however, has to be the Red Lion Area School District’s accidental call for sex-education sponsorship when they printed a sign asking for donations to support “pubic education” instead of “public.”

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We hope that one was up for a good long time before school officials noticed. Though we’re pretty sure nothing can beat that amazing mistake, check out the rest of the hilarious list and let us know what you think! We hope no one got fired over this fantastic signs!

School Replaces Detention With Meditation And Results Are Undeniably Amazing

Almost everyone has gone to detention at one point in their lives, and very rarely does it solve anything. Sure, it’s a deterrent for future bad behavior, if that behavior was motivated by something as innocuous as boredom. But if bad behavior is caused by the student being angry or upset, detention in and of itself does nothing to help with those emotions. Sometimes, it can even make them worse.

An elementary school in Baltimore, Maryland is challenging the traditional idea of detention by using something called a Mindful Moment Room. Robert W. Coleman school has started using this room as part of a program called “Holistic Me,” and in it, kids learn to practice mindful meditation and breathing exercises. It’s brightly colored, quiet, and has several mats on the floor.

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Children who got in trouble for being unruly remove their shoes, sit down on the mats, and are given time to reflect on what happened in a peaceful, non-abrasive environment. Holistic Me also encourages kids to talk to behavioral professionals.

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All of these things together means that instead of children sitting in detention and fuming over whatever happened to land themselves there, they are encouraged to calm down and discuss it. And they are taught that these techniques can be done outside the Mindful Moment Room, so that hopefully in the future they can self-soothe and avoid those behaviors all together- and it seems to be working!

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Since Coleman began the program two years ago, they have not had to issue a single suspension!

The photos of these kids engaged in meditation really brings home the good this program is doing. They look calm, reflective, and ready to face another day of the craziness that is elementary school. We hope that this becomes the norm in elementary schools, and that these children carry their tools into adulthood and beyond!

David Letterman Will Host An Episode Of National Geographic About Climate Change This Late October

David Letterman has joined big names like Johnny Carson and Jon Stewart in Late Night history, alongside men who left at the top of their games and decided to seek a quieter life, away from television. Which is why it came as such a surprise when 33 year veteran of the Late Show announced  that he’d be back on the air soon!

Letterman is hosting an episode of Years of Living Dangerously, a documentary series that tackles the challenges of and explores the solutions for climate change. It’s new territory for the comedian, who was succeeded by Stephen Colbert last year, but one that he embraces wholeheartedly.

Years of Living Dangerously, which airs on National Geographic, premieres this year on October 30th. Mr. Letterman’s episode will showcase him traveling to India and exploring the innovative technologies that country is using to confront climate change. In the promo out this week, Letterman admits, “I’m in no position to editorialize about solar power or any kind of renewable power,” but says he has, “created, excuse the expression, kind of a love affair with this.” The “this” is new solar panel technology that doesn’t get hot when touched. Letterman thinks it’s a game changer.

Letterman goes on to say, “Think about the coal-fired, dangerous, smoke-belching generating plants, and then you look at this and it’s friendly. There’s something very appealing about this, and it’s smooth. Look at it: I can touch it and it’s safe. I put my head right there on it.”

We’re definitely going to tune in for David Letterman’s episode, and maybe the whole season too. Other celebrity guests that will be on the show include former California governator Arnold Schwartzenegger, Cecily Strong, and America Ferrera!

A smart show that just might help us save the planet, with celebs as a bonus? Count us in!