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Definition of Learn' - A Spoken Word Poem

Society & Culture  (tags: education, children, usa, arts, culture, poetry, contest, vote, sign language, society )

- 600 days ago -
A poem outlining some of the topics our public schools fail to educate youth on - subjects and specific lessons that most individuals would have a benefit in knowing. Turn up your speakers, this is a video.


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Sabine A (17)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 8:31 am
Your vote would enable her to get a certification in American Sign Language and then chase her dream of interpreting concerts and other art related events to make those spaces more accessible and inclusive. Thanks for listening and supporting this cause.

Janis K (129)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 8:32 am
Thanks for sharing.

Animae C (507)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 8:46 am
i'm so glad you posted it, i was going to suggest it as we can't post outside links in our PM's.

A very inspiring poem, i voted.

Thanx Sabine

Freya H (345)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 9:14 am
All too true. We "honor" the Rev. Dr. King by plastering his face everywhere and naming streets after him, but we dishonor him by ignoring his teachings and legacy. Our so-called schools do not educate our children, merely train them to regurgitate the right answers on tests. As Plutarch said, the mind is not an empty vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. Our children need training in critical thinking and encouragement of creativity, but we are treating them like computers and stuffing their heads with dates and names to memorize.

Lone F (58)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 9:16 am
Noted with thanks

Sabine A (17)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 9:41 am
I appreciate your comments, special thanks to Freya. This artist wrote her poem after she received countless responses to her Faebook poll inquiring if High School students were well prepared to go out into the world and what topics should be taught in schools to help them succeed in life.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 9:55 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Sue H (7)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 10:11 am
"Please, lift us up".....someone send this to Mz. DeVos!

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 10:15 am
I tried to vote, but they always telling me that the Adobe ID and my passwort won't match - no matter which I try. Well - I don't have an Adobe account and I also won't create one. Maybe this is the reason, I don't know...
But the poem is very nice and inspiring...
Thanks to Sabine and to Animae for making me aware :)

Christeen A (299)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 10:22 am
Noted & voted.

Pat B (356)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 10:54 am
Excellent !!
Thank you, Sabine for post.
Thanks, Animae for FW

Apolonia Pl (392)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 10:57 am
Voted. I'm #100.

Mandi T (366)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 11:17 am
Voted 101 Votes

Winn A (179)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 11:43 am
Voted - Thanks Animae

Sabine A (17)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 1:31 pm
Thank you for all your great comments and votes. For others who had difficulty voting, the easy way to vote on this platform is using the Facebook link.

Philippa Powers (10)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 2:06 pm
Signed, noted and voted. Thanks, Sabine.

Beryl Ludwig (79)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 2:58 pm
Thank you Sabine

Judy C (91)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 4:12 pm
The reading is excellent. You must be proud of your daughter, Sabine. Unfortunately, the screen keeps flashing from one page to another to try to authenticate when I try to log in. I had created a login, but it won't register my vote. Can't use FB link, because I don't do FB. Thanks for the message about this, AniMae.

Walter F (129)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 4:22 pm
Thanks Animae excellent literary work and presentation

Naomi Dreyer (43)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 7:19 pm

Dawnie W (250)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 8:09 pm
💙💜Noted...Signed/Voted...Very interesting! 💙💜Thank you...Sabine💙💜

😉💜ღ 💙Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺💜L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all💜😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ღ💙😉

Glennis W (393)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 8:19 pm
Noted and shared. Excellent reading Very interesting Thank you for caring and sharing Animae

Giana P (398)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 9:13 pm
Voted. Great poem.

Patricia E G (52)
Sunday July 2, 2017, 10:46 pm
108 Votes
Very Nice
Thank you Sabine and

Veronica B (35)
Monday July 3, 2017, 12:14 am

Thanks dear Animae and Sabine.

Nita L (127)
Monday July 3, 2017, 1:53 am
Noted and voted. Thank you Animae for forwarding.

Sylvie A (190)
Monday July 3, 2017, 4:13 am
Noted & voteds.

Joan H (122)
Monday July 3, 2017, 4:37 am
Noted, but unfortunately I am not able to access the video as there are problems loading the page. Every good fortune with the poem though, it is always great when young people stand up to be counted.
kind regards, oan

Edwin M (346)
Monday July 3, 2017, 5:02 am
Thank you Sabine and thank you Animae for the forward.

Enrico H (7)
Monday July 3, 2017, 8:54 am

Sabine A (17)
Monday July 3, 2017, 10:39 am

Jess B (1)
Monday July 3, 2017, 11:47 am
Noted, thanks

Colleen L (3)
Monday July 3, 2017, 2:33 pm
Great poem. Thanks Sabine

Tom P (29)
Monday July 3, 2017, 3:46 pm
I can't access this at all. Such a worthy reason to vote for a crashed site. Maybe a change org. Post.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday July 3, 2017, 4:02 pm
I was able to access poem and I voted so am 111. I also forwarded to my daughter who works in the school system. I will forward to a few groups. That would be a wonderful career for your daughter Sabine, doing something that will allow others to enjoy the arts. I wish her well in her endeavors.

Helga S (99)
Monday July 3, 2017, 5:01 pm
Unfortunately ~ As Tom, I can't access either... Noted.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday July 4, 2017, 1:01 am
Cant access it.

Sabine A (17)
Tuesday July 4, 2017, 5:49 am
1112 Votes ! Thank you to all that voted ! Not sure why the link does not work for some people. She is currently in 2nd place - just a couple shy of 1st - winning this would enable her to get a certification in American Sign Language and then chase her dream of interpreting concerts and other art related events to make those spaces more accessible and inclusive . Thank you all for your support!

Margie FOURIE (148)
Wednesday July 5, 2017, 1:05 am
Thanks again

Margie FOURIE (148)
Wednesday July 5, 2017, 11:36 pm
Thanks again

Raleighaway k (358)
Thursday July 6, 2017, 1:14 am
noted shared - excellent exprssion of todays society. voted ty

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday July 7, 2017, 2:23 am
Thanks again

Sonia M (60)
Saturday July 8, 2017, 9:08 am
Noted,thanks for sharing

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Saturday July 8, 2017, 9:16 am
S&N, Thanks

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday July 8, 2017, 10:19 pm
Thanks again

Jerome S (0)
Monday July 10, 2017, 2:51 am
thanks for sharing.

Jim Ven (0)
Monday July 10, 2017, 3:34 am

Margie FOURIE (148)
Wednesday July 12, 2017, 3:06 am
Thanks again

Elisabeth H (85)
Saturday July 15, 2017, 11:33 pm
voted, no 123. thanks

Roberto MARINI (88)
Monday August 21, 2017, 8:32 am
thanks Sabine

Marija M (25)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 7:36 am
Thank you Sabine.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 6:22 pm
I am glad I found this treasure of posting. Thank you, Sabine.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 1, 2017, 6:12 pm
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