Paganism: Summer Solstice

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June 20th is the first day of summer. Of course, it is an astronomical occurrence, but it is also a day of spiritual importance to many religious groups. This BBC offering explains why the summer solstice is so important to pagans. Visit Stonehenge, a place frequented at the beginning of summer by pagans and non-pagans alike, by viewing the short video that shows its links to rituals about the sun and astronomy. Also included is a brief radio clip about another stone circle at Turton Heights in Great Britain.

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The Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice Teachers will find a multi-level approach to explaining the summer solstice using Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced screens. Each level gives an easy-to-understand diagram and lesson. The site also provides links to a great deal of scientific information on the solar system and

Why Get a Summer Job or Internship?

Why Get a Summer Job or Internship? Your students say they really, really want/need/must have those summer jobs? Give them some good advice and point them to this page, which provides essential information about the summer job scene. The other segments of the main site are also important reading

Try Swimming This Summer

Try Swimming This Summer A Health World article that illustrates the benefits of swimming and also offers ample swimming fitness programs. Wayne Westcott Ph.D., YMCA / Health World • High School Therese Gossett

Have a summer Picnik

Picnik is a free photo editing tool that works in your browser. Compatible with photo sharing sites Flickr and Picasa, among others, Picnik pulls your work from all the various sites (or from your computer) where you've stored it and

Summer Reflections

Tip: Think of summer as a time to catch up and reflect on your work. Reflection is important if you want to improve your own teaching practice. Look back over the past year to review how the year went, what happened, and what was learned. Use this information to predict what will happen with future projects.

Summer Reading for School Leaders

Read exclusive excerpts from the education technology and innovation superstar authors Clayten Christensen and Alan November. Also: Check out T&L blogger extraordinaire Ryan Bretag's suggestions for the beach.