Matsuo Bashō

Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694) (Wikipedia) Real poetry, is to lead a beautiful life. To live poetry is better than to write it. ~ Matsuo Bashō Eastern Philosophy — Matsuo Bashō (The School of Life) 1. autumn, ten years: now I point to Edo as the old home 2. in the capital, yet longing for the capital— cuckoo 3. should […]

Films in June

A list left incomplete __________ The Taste of Tea (Wikipedia, IMDb, You Tube- Trailer, You Tube- Mountain Song, a song in the film) absurd humor and poetry – don’t miss it!, 5 July 2004 (Author: foutiroir from switzerland)   Really fantastic! Ishii offers us a great moment of dream, with humor, absurdity and poetry. Some kind of Non Identified […]


1. Robert Venturi’s “Mother’s House”, one of the most celebrated emblems of Postmodernism 2. Photos by Satomi Shirai 3. Messy Room by Shel Silverstein Whosever room this is should be ashamed! His underwear is hanging on the lamp. His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair, And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp. His workbook […]

A review of ‘Jo ha kyu’ film and photography

It is not that research has ignored children, because there is a huge body of research on children. The problem is that the dominant approach to researching children’s experience has been from a ‘looking down’ standpoint … Smith (2011) The video below shows how a 7 year old child can be a perceptive art critic.

TIMSS 1999 Video Study

“The TIMSS 1999 Video Study was a study of eighth-grade mathematics and science teaching in seven countries. The study involved videotaping and analyzing teaching practices in more than one thousand classrooms.” Homepage of the TIMSS 199 Video Study I love to observe teaching, and that’s why the library of videos the site offers has been […]