Saturday, May 18, 2013

S05 E07: You Name It!

It's another grab-bag of topics this episode, so difficult tie together into a grand theme that I think I'll let the New Yorker sum things up:

PLAYLIST (note the subtle thematic link, undercut by my needing to write this)

Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken

The Stills - Lola Stars and Stripes
Arkells - On Paper

Black Lips - O Katrina!
Jim Carrol Band - People Who Died

Yeasayer - Henrieta
Postal Service - Clark Gable

Death Cab for Cutie - We Laugh Indoors
Bon Iver & St. Vincent - Roslyn

Fleet Foxes - Lorelai


The Best of Chris Hadfield on Social Media
A new pro-gun control video
Speaking of raising a child: "Primary Care Giver", The Slope - Season 2, Episode 3
John Krasinski And Jimmy Fallon Competed In The Best Lip-Synching Contest Ever
Makers: Women Who Make America (PBS)

Tough Mudder pledge or deleted scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade?


William Robert said...

Hello A & T:

A few years ago astronaut Chris Hadfield came to McGill University to make a presentation. I decided to attend out of pure curiosity. Everyone in the audience was absolutely riveted on what he had to say on that occasion. He was so engaging and truly enthusiastic about space exploration. Made you want to be an astronaut!

Sounds like you both would make good parents. You obviously have given a lot of thought on how best to nurture and educate them!

Loved the show. Thanks,

Tyler said...

You are so right about expecting some routines with classes. Routines, or as Alissa says, a "framework", leaves everyone with time and energy to address the interesting stuff. Flexible routines that can allow for all sorts of creativity and growth. Some people like to call this classroom management rather than discipline because good classroom (or museum trip) management decreases, or removes, the need to discipline. More politically correct too, I guess.

There are some who think asking kids to line up is insulting to kids who have no need to line up at home etc. I think common sense comes into it. Have rules where needed, when they make things smoother for everyone, and invite kids to help make the rules, where it makes sense. Nothing more than that.

It seems nowadays parents let their kids choose their own clothing too. I notice that all these kids look like they work at Cirque de Soleil so I got talking with a few others. This is the new thing with parenting. I have no trouble with it sometimes as it is a harmless place to give kids choices, in many places. But I think kids need to learn that
all through life we need to dress appropriately and often differently for various occasions. With little ones i like the, "Do you want to wear this blue top or this red one?" choice. Wearing a tutu everywhere seems a bit like being afraid to ask kids to line up for fear of not respecting their freedom.

(Tyler's) Mom