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The poetic wisdom of Langston Hughes merges with visionary illustrations from Bryan Collier in this inspirational picture book that carries the promise of equality.
Langston Hughes was a courageous voice of his time, and his authentic call for equality still rings true today. Beautiful paintings from Barack Obama illustrator Bryan Collier accompany and reinvent the celebrated lines of the poem "I, Too," creating a breathtaking reminder to all Americans that we are united despite our differences.
The Star-Belly Sneetches think they're better than the Plain-Belly Sneetches, so they always exclude them from their activities. The Plain-Belly Sneetches are very sad about being left out of the fun, until one day, Sylvester McMonkey McBean comes to town offering to fix all their troubles with his magical machine that can give them stars. Of course, the Star-Belly Sneetches can't have everyone looking the same, so they take McBean up on his offer to remove their stars with his other machine. Utter chaos ensues as each group of Sneetches have stars added or removed from their bellies until they run out of money to pay McBean and eventually realize that whether they have a star or not isn't what's really important.
Both diversity and inclusion increase the richness of ideas, creative power, problem-solving ability, and respect for others. In EL Education schools, students investigate and value their different histories and talents as well as those of other communities and cultures. Schools and learning groups are heterogeneous.
We are not Spectators. We are members of a TEAM.
Roberto Clemente School No. 8 is a school where we enjoy the
adventure of learning and promote the highest levels of achievement for all.
We respect the school, the people in it and the work we create.
We recognize that as a TEAM we are stronger together than we are apart.
Roberto Clemente School 8 strives to provide every student and adult the skills and resources necessary to become active, self-motivated, and lifelong learners.
In doing so, we hope to create a culture of inquiry in which learning is cherished and continuous.
In order to accomplish our goals, we will commit to the following:
EL Education is built on ten design principles that reflect the educational values and beliefs of Outward Bound. These principles also reflect the design's connection to other related thinking about teaching, learning, and the culture of schools.
September—The Primacy of Self-Discovery
“I am here to discover what I can do.”
October—Empathy and Caring
“I care for others; others care for me.”
November—Success and Failure
“Success is sweet, but mistakes are good food.”
December—Service and Compassion
“We do excellent things for others.”
January—Solitude and Reflection
“I need time to be with myself.”
February—Diversity and Inclusion
“Our differences make us stronger.”
March—Collaboration and Competition
“We work together as friends; I compete with myself.”
April—The Responsibility for Learning
“I am responsible for my learning, and I help others learn.”
May— The Natural World
“Nature is our teacher.”
June—The Having of Wonderful Ideas
“I have wonderful ideas.”