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pokekindness:

~Shiny Abra~

Kalos born and un-nicknamed as always.
Rules: Reblog to enter, after a few days the winner will be chosen at random. The entry fee is to go put something cool in Wonder Trade.

Please, I do ask that everyone who enters does go and put something great in Wonder Trade. Something that will make some random person smile! Whether it’s a hard to get Pokemon, or a great item, or something, please try. The whole point of this is to brighten up the community, so go make someone’s day! (Not sure what a good Pokemon is? See the FAQ on the page.)
Winner must respond within a few days and collect no later than a week after, or it gets released into wonder trade!
Thank you to verlorendasein for donating this pokemon!

~12 days left to enter the 1000 followers celebration~

kaciekc:

kaciekc:

kaciekc:

KacieKC’s 163 follower giveaway!!!

To thank all my followers for following me I figured I might as well do a pokemon giveaway! There will be 3 winners:

First place gets a Jirachi and all 3 shiny foxes

Second place gets 2 shiny foxes

Third place gets the last shiny fox

RULES!

MUST BE FOLLOWING ME! 

(This giveaway is a thanks for my followers and I will check)

Reblog as much as you like

Likes count as 1 entry

Must have askbox open

Must be okay with exchanging friend codes

Giveaway ends September 20th at 12am eastern time and I will announce the winners on my blog and send them each a private message. Winners will have 24 hours to respond to me with their friend code or I will pick another winner.

Good luck guys! And thank you so much for all the love!

This is ending soon guys! Keep reblogging and liking!

The last 2 days!!

thinkmexican:

Paloma Noyola: The Face of Mexico’s Unleashed Potential
When a report emerged in September 2012 that a girl from one of Matamoros’ poorest neighborhoods had attained the highest math score in Mexico, some doubted its veracity. It must be fake, they said.
But it wasn’t fake. Her name is Paloma Noyola, and what most reports failed to mention is that almost all of her classmates also scored very high on the national math test. 10 scored in the 99.99% percentile.
Paloma and her classmates also scored in the top percentile in language. Something special was happening at José Urbina López primary school in Matamoros, and Wired went to take a look.
The high test scores turned out to be the work of a young teacher who also came from humble beginnings. Sergio Juárez Correa was tired of the monotony of teaching out of a book and wanted to try something new to help engage his students when he came across the work of Sugata Mitra, a UK university professor who had innovated a new pedagogy he called SOLE, or self organized learning environments. The new approach paid off.
Although SOLE usually relies on unfettered Internet access for research, Juárez and his students had very limited access. Somehow, he still found a way to apply Mitra’s teachings and unleash their potential.
From the beginning, Paloma’s exceptional abilities were evident:

One day Juárez Correa went to his whiteboard and wrote “1 = 1.00.” Normally, at this point, he would start explaining the concept of fractions and decimals. Instead he just wrote “½ = ?” and “¼ = ?”
“Think about that for a second,” he said, and walked out of the room.
While the kids murmured, Juárez went to the school cafeteria, where children could buy breakfast and lunch for small change. He borrowed about 10 pesos in coins, worth about 75 cents, and walked back to his classroom, where he distributed a peso’s worth of coins to each table. He noticed that Paloma had already written .50 and .25 on a piece of paper.

As Mr. Juárez implemented more of Mitra’s teachings in his classroom, Paloma continued to stand out as an exceptionally gifted student:

Juárez Correa was impressed. But he was even more intrigued by Paloma. During these experiments, he noticed that she almost always came up with the answer immediately. Sometimes she explained things to her tablemates, other times she kept the answer to herself. Nobody had told him that she had an unusual gift. Yet even when he gave the class difficult questions, she quickly jotted down the answers. To test her limits, he challenged the class with a problem he was sure would stump her. He told the story of Carl Friedrich Gauss, the famous German mathematician, who was born in 1777.
When Gauss was a schoolboy, one of his teachers asked the class to add up every number between 1 and 100. It was supposed to take an hour, but Gauss had the answer almost instantly.
“Does anyone know how he did this?” Juárez Correa asked.
A few students started trying to add up the numbers and soon realized it would take a long time. Paloma, working with her group, carefully wrote out a few sequences and looked at them for a moment. Then she raised her hand.
“The answer is 5,050,” she said. “There are 50 pairs of 101.”
Juárez Correa felt a chill. He’d never encountered a student with so much innate ability. He squatted next to her and asked why she hadn’t expressed much interest in math in the past, since she was clearly good at it.
“Because no one made it this interesting,” she said.

Although this Wired piece focuses mostly on Sugata Mitra, it does once again highlight the story of Paloma Noyola. Unfortunately, after a brief spurt of media attention, little on Paloma was ever mentioned and, as was pointed out by Wired, nothing was ever said of Mr. Juárez.
As with most stories in the Mexican press — and those popular with the middle-class — things suddenly become very important once it’s featured in a gringo publication. Which is a very sad commentary. We hope, however, that this story pushes those in the press, state and federal government to look not to the United States for validation but to Mexicans like Sergio Juárez doing good work in places like Matamoros.
The clear message in this story is that there are thousands of Paloma Noyolas going to school in Mexico who, just like her at one time, are not being challenged and therefore aren’t very interested in school. This story can, if we want it to, raise enough awareness to shift the discussion from poverty to opportunity.
Paloma truly personifies both Mexico’s challenges and unleashed potential.
Read the entire Wired story here: How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses
Editor’s note: As an addendum, Wired provided information on helping support Sugata Mitra and his School in the Clouds project, and although they donated school supplies and equipment to José Urbina López School, we’re interested in seeing if we can help set up a similar fund for Sergio Juárez, the teacher featured in this story.
Also, $9,300 was raised to help fund Paloma’s education last year. We’re going to follow up with the economist who led the fundraising campaign to see how she’s doing. Stay tuned for the updates.
Stay Connected: Twitter | Facebook

thinkmexican:

Paloma Noyola: The Face of Mexico’s Unleashed Potential

When a report emerged in September 2012 that a girl from one of Matamoros’ poorest neighborhoods had attained the highest math score in Mexico, some doubted its veracity. It must be fake, they said.

But it wasn’t fake. Her name is Paloma Noyola, and what most reports failed to mention is that almost all of her classmates also scored very high on the national math test. 10 scored in the 99.99% percentile.

Paloma and her classmates also scored in the top percentile in language. Something special was happening at José Urbina López primary school in Matamoros, and Wired went to take a look.

The high test scores turned out to be the work of a young teacher who also came from humble beginnings. Sergio Juárez Correa was tired of the monotony of teaching out of a book and wanted to try something new to help engage his students when he came across the work of Sugata Mitra, a UK university professor who had innovated a new pedagogy he called SOLE, or self organized learning environments. The new approach paid off.

Although SOLE usually relies on unfettered Internet access for research, Juárez and his students had very limited access. Somehow, he still found a way to apply Mitra’s teachings and unleash their potential.

From the beginning, Paloma’s exceptional abilities were evident:

One day Juárez Correa went to his whiteboard and wrote “1 = 1.00.” Normally, at this point, he would start explaining the concept of fractions and decimals. Instead he just wrote “½ = ?” and “¼ = ?”

“Think about that for a second,” he said, and walked out of the room.

While the kids murmured, Juárez went to the school cafeteria, where children could buy breakfast and lunch for small change. He borrowed about 10 pesos in coins, worth about 75 cents, and walked back to his classroom, where he distributed a peso’s worth of coins to each table. He noticed that Paloma had already written .50 and .25 on a piece of paper.

As Mr. Juárez implemented more of Mitra’s teachings in his classroom, Paloma continued to stand out as an exceptionally gifted student:

Juárez Correa was impressed. But he was even more intrigued by Paloma. During these experiments, he noticed that she almost always came up with the answer immediately. Sometimes she explained things to her tablemates, other times she kept the answer to herself. Nobody had told him that she had an unusual gift. Yet even when he gave the class difficult questions, she quickly jotted down the answers. To test her limits, he challenged the class with a problem he was sure would stump her. He told the story of Carl Friedrich Gauss, the famous German mathematician, who was born in 1777.

When Gauss was a schoolboy, one of his teachers asked the class to add up every number between 1 and 100. It was supposed to take an hour, but Gauss had the answer almost instantly.

“Does anyone know how he did this?” Juárez Correa asked.

A few students started trying to add up the numbers and soon realized it would take a long time. Paloma, working with her group, carefully wrote out a few sequences and looked at them for a moment. Then she raised her hand.

“The answer is 5,050,” she said. “There are 50 pairs of 101.”

Juárez Correa felt a chill. He’d never encountered a student with so much innate ability. He squatted next to her and asked why she hadn’t expressed much interest in math in the past, since she was clearly good at it.

“Because no one made it this interesting,” she said.

Although this Wired piece focuses mostly on Sugata Mitra, it does once again highlight the story of Paloma Noyola. Unfortunately, after a brief spurt of media attention, little on Paloma was ever mentioned and, as was pointed out by Wired, nothing was ever said of Mr. Juárez.

As with most stories in the Mexican press — and those popular with the middle-class — things suddenly become very important once it’s featured in a gringo publication. Which is a very sad commentary. We hope, however, that this story pushes those in the press, state and federal government to look not to the United States for validation but to Mexicans like Sergio Juárez doing good work in places like Matamoros.

The clear message in this story is that there are thousands of Paloma Noyolas going to school in Mexico who, just like her at one time, are not being challenged and therefore aren’t very interested in school. This story can, if we want it to, raise enough awareness to shift the discussion from poverty to opportunity.

Paloma truly personifies both Mexico’s challenges and unleashed potential.

Read the entire Wired story here: How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

Editor’s note: As an addendum, Wired provided information on helping support Sugata Mitra and his School in the Clouds project, and although they donated school supplies and equipment to José Urbina López School, we’re interested in seeing if we can help set up a similar fund for Sergio Juárez, the teacher featured in this story.

Also, $9,300 was raised to help fund Paloma’s education last year. We’re going to follow up with the economist who led the fundraising campaign to see how she’s doing. Stay tuned for the updates.

Stay Connected: Twitter | Facebook

pokekindness:

pokekindness:

At last, the one we’ve been waiting for. We’ve hit 1000 followers! Thank you all, it’s nice to know there’ so many people out there doing good!

Rules:
There will be three winners chosen!

  • The first winner will be chosen from entrants who follow the blog. This is to celebrate you dedicated ones, after all! They get to choose 6!
  • The second winner can be anyone who enters, and can choose 4 from the remaining pokemon.
  • The third winner can be anyone again, and gets the last 2.

Reblog to enter, the entry fee is to go put something cool in Wonder Trade.

Please, I do ask that everyone who enters does go and put something great in Wonder Trade. Something that will make some random person smile! Whether it’s a hard to get Pokemon, or a great item or something, please try. The whole point of this is to brighten up the community, so go make someone’s day! (Not sure what a good Pokemon is? See the FAQ on the page.)

  • Winners will be drawn on the first of October, and regular giveaways will still run in addition during that time.
  • Enter as many times as you like, just reblog and go be nice in Wonder Trade each time. Don’t spam though that’s lame.
  • Winner must respond within a few days and collect no later than a week after, or it gets released into wonder trade!
  • For every thousand notes I will add another prize.

Good luck everyone! <3

21 days left to enter!

claphne:

child

why u scream

pokekindness:

At last, the one we’ve been waiting for. We’ve hit 1000 followers! Thank you all, it’s nice to know there’ so many people out there doing good!

Rules:
There will be three winners chosen!

  • The first winner will be chosen from entrants who follow the blog. This is to celebrate you dedicated ones, after all! They get to choose 6!
  • The second winner can be anyone who enters, and can choose 4 from the remaining pokemon.
  • The third winner can be anyone again, and gets the last 2.

Reblog to enter, the entry fee is to go put something cool in Wonder Trade.

Please, I do ask that everyone who enters does go and put something great in Wonder Trade. Something that will make some random person smile! Whether it’s a hard to get Pokemon, or a great item or something, please try. The whole point of this is to brighten up the community, so go make someone’s day! (Not sure what a good Pokemon is? See the FAQ on the page.)

  • Winners will be drawn on the first of October, and regular giveaways will still run in addition during that time.
  • Enter as many times as you like, just reblog and go be nice in Wonder Trade each time. Don’t spam though that’s lame.
  • Winner must respond within a few days and collect no later than a week after, or it gets released into wonder trade!
  • For every thousand notes I will add another prize.

Good luck everyone! <3

bluerobotto:

My first giveaway on tumblr *c*

You can win one messenger bag from the ones available in BlueRobotto’s shop (Check out the shop for more pics and the description of each bag)

PRIZE:

1 person will be randomly selected as winner from the notes in this post.  The winner will chose 1 bag from the ones available and it will be sent to them without charge.

If this post gets more than 500 notes 2 winners will be chosen.

If this post gets more than 1000 notes 3 winners will be chosen.

How to participate:

  • You don’t have to follow BlueRobotto.
  • Reblog this post to participate, only 1 reblog to prevent spam.
  • Likes count too.
  • If you win I should be able to contact you through your tumblr.

Things to consider:

  • Shipping to anywhere in the world, BlueRobotto will cover the shipping expenses.
  • Any question feel free to send a messege :)

The givaway will end on saturday september 20th, at 10:00 PM Central America time.

Good luck to everyone who participates :D

You can also contact BlueRobotto on twitter @bluerobotto if you want to ask anything.

(Source: aoisu)

coolpup98:

HEY i’m doing another fun and fantastic Pokemon give away!!

here’s what i’m giving away!

A level 100 shiny Klefki with prankster ability!

A level 77 shiny Carbink with clear body ability!

A level 77 shiny Sylveon with cute charm ability!

A level 34 shiny Sylveon with cute charm ability!

A level 34 shiny Granbull with quick feet ability!

A level 40 shiny Ampharos with static ability!

A level 10 shiny Torchic with speed boost ability!

A level 71 Celebi with natural cure ability and pokerus!

A level 50 Celebi with natural cure ability!

A level 90 Jirachi with serene grace ability!

A level 57 Jirachi with serene grace ability!

A level 70 shiny Ho-Oh with pressure ability!

SO that’s what im giving away! now here are the rules ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

  1. Must be following me!! i know this is probably annoying but this is for hitting 1.7k followers!!
  2. No give away blogs oh my gosh.
  3. Please be active on Tumblr because it sucks to win and since you’re never on you don’t see till I have to pick a new winner.
  4. I will use a random number generator to pick the winners!
  5. If you win and don’t reply after 24 hours I will pick a new winner.
  6. Reblogs only count sorry!
  7. You can reblog as much as you want but seriously please don’t spam your followers.

THATS IT! The give away will have two winners, the first winner will pick 7 pokemon out of the thirteen and the second winner gets the remaining 6 ! this give away ends on september 30th so you have a whole month!

thank you for 1,700 followers and good luck to anyone who enters! 

(Source: radpup98)

coolpup98:

HEY i’m doing another fun and fantastic Pokemon give away!!

here’s what i’m giving away!

A level 100 shiny Klefki with prankster ability!

A level 77 shiny Carbink with clear body ability!

A level 77 shiny Sylveon with cute charm ability!

A level 34 shiny Sylveon with cute charm ability!

A level 34 shiny Granbull with quick feet ability!

A level 40 shiny Ampharos with static ability!

A level 10 shiny Torchic with speed boost ability!

A level 71 Celebi with natural cure ability and pokerus!

A level 50 Celebi with natural cure ability!

A level 90 Jirachi with serene grace ability!

A level 57 Jirachi with serene grace ability!

A level 70 shiny Ho-Oh with pressure ability!

SO that’s what im giving away! now here are the rules ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

  1. Must be following me!! i know this is probably annoying but this is for hitting 1.7k followers!!
  2. No give away blogs oh my gosh.
  3. Please be active on Tumblr because it sucks to win and since you’re never on you don’t see till I have to pick a new winner.
  4. I will use a random number generator to pick the winners!
  5. If you win and don’t reply after 24 hours I will pick a new winner.
  6. Reblogs only count sorry!
  7. You can reblog as much as you want but seriously please don’t spam your followers.

THATS IT! The give away will have two winners, the first winner will pick 7 pokemon out of the thirteen and the second winner gets the remaining 6 ! this give away ends on september 30th so you have a whole month!

thank you for 1,700 followers and good luck to anyone who enters!