The Museum of Teaching and Learning

The Museum of Teaching and Learning Learn about education at Museum of Teaching and Learning in Fullerton, California. We develop traveling exhibitions that promote awareness and inspire change in educational practices.
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The Museum of Teaching and Learning (MOTAL) is a spectacular, interactive world-class museum that explores the past, present, and future of learning throughout the world. It provides a common core of understandings about people, procedures, and events, highlighting details of public education in our democracy. Lively and memorable exhibits, touchable artifacts, and engaging activities educate and delight participants of all ages and capabilities. MOTAL is a unique, world-class museum in a nation devoted to education. Our museum will serve as a dynamic catalyst for students, parents, teachers, citizens and policymakers to see the roles that they play in making learning more effective for themselves and others.

The Museum of Teaching and Learning (MOTAL) is a spectacular, interactive world-class museum that explores the past, present, and future of learning throughout the world. It provides a common core of understandings about people, procedures, and events, highlighting details of public education in our democracy. Lively and memorable exhibits, touchable artifacts, and engaging activities educate and delight participants of all ages and capabilities. MOTAL is a unique, world-class museum in a nation devoted to education. Our museum will serve as a dynamic catalyst for students, parents, teachers, citizens and policymakers to see the roles that they play in making learning more effective for themselves and others.

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Happy Mother’s Day!Celebrating Moms— the first teacher in a person’s life.Thank you for all you do!
05/09/2021

Happy Mother’s Day!

Celebrating Moms— the first teacher in a person’s life.

Thank you for all you do!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Celebrating Moms— the first teacher in a person’s life.

Thank you for all you do!

Today starts Part 2 of our Slow Art Auction!HOW IT WORKSEnjoy each work of art. Read about it. Think about how it fits i...
05/08/2021

Today starts Part 2 of our Slow Art Auction!

HOW IT WORKS

Enjoy each work of art. Read about it. Think about how it fits into a certain era in art, and how it might appeal to someone in today’s world. Perhaps that someone is YOU, or it might be someone you could surprise with a gift.

To bid, contact Norma Ames at [email protected]

Include your BID, name, email, phone number.

Each bid must be at the OPENING level or greater. (MOTAL honors published auction standards to set its opening bids.)

Norma will email you if you have competition.
You may submit an initial bid at fair market value . . . or more!

This week’s bidding remains open from
7:00 am Saturday, May 8 and continues for five days,
ending at midnight May 13, 2021.


When bidding closes, Norma will contact the highest bidders for the current week’s art and give the winners directions how to pay through Network for Good, the safe and secure platform that MOTAL trusts to do its online collection of donations.

To learn more go to
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

Did you know The National Teachers Hall of Fame honors 5 teachers every year?The National Teachers Hall Fame was created...
05/07/2021

Did you know The National Teachers Hall of Fame honors 5 teachers every year?

The National Teachers Hall Fame was created in 1989 to provide nationwide recognition of outstanding educators in K-12 schools.

Located on the campus of Emporia State University in Kansas, the Museum includes a gallery of honored teachers, a Wall of Fame, a one-room schoolhouse, and a display of classroom miniatures through the centuries.

Learn more about The National Teachers Hall of Fame
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

Have you ever wondered why the apple is a symbol for teachers or why they were given as gifts?Go to our website www.mota...
05/07/2021

Have you ever wondered why the apple is a symbol for teachers or why they were given as gifts?

Go to our website www.motal.org to check out our highlighted artifact Apple for the Teacher to learn more.

Have you ever wondered why the apple is a symbol for teachers or why they were given as gifts?

Go to our website www.motal.org to check out our highlighted artifact Apple for the Teacher to learn more.

The next MOTAL slow art auction will open at 7 am on Saturday, May 8 and continue for five days, ending at midnight, May...
05/05/2021

The next MOTAL slow art auction will open at 7 am on Saturday, May 8 and continue for five days, ending at midnight, May 13.

This time, all three figures will be without clothes.

In western art, the nude is an enduring subject that has prevailed for centuries. In The Nude: a Study in Ideal Form, famed Lord Kenneth Clark (1956) reminds that this genre of art is not a source of shame.

Stay Tuned for photos of these pieces and more information on how to bid

To read more about these pieces
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

To learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

As a way to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day and Week, The Museum of Teaching and Learning is delighted to tell a husb...
05/05/2021

As a way to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day and Week, The Museum of Teaching and Learning is delighted to tell a husband-wife story about two people who started as young teachers in the 1960s and simply haven’t stopped being educators, they have merely changed positions and clientele.

Fred and Ellen Lentz have been educators and active supporters in the Fullerton and La Habra communities for several years. They were not only teachers in the classroom, but served in many roles outside the classroom.

Read their story in our latest article "Dynamic Duo- Fred and Ellen Lentz: Lifelong Educators"
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

To learn more about MOTAL go to www.motal.org

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!Thank you to all the teachers who make a difference in this world!Stay tuned for our late...
05/04/2021

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

Thank you to all the teachers who make a difference in this world!

Stay tuned for our latest article on Life Long Educators: Fred and Ellen Lentz.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

Thank you to all the teachers who make a difference in this world!

Stay tuned for our latest article on Life Long Educators: Fred and Ellen Lentz.

Drop a ❤️ in the comments if you know a teacher who has mastered the art of teaching.
05/03/2021

Drop a ❤️ in the comments if you know a teacher who has mastered the art of teaching.

Drop a ❤️ in the comments if you know a teacher who has mastered the art of teaching.

This coming week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Tell us about a teacher who inspires you.  Who would you like to thank?
05/03/2021

This coming week is Teacher Appreciation Week!

Tell us about a teacher who inspires you. Who would you like to thank?

This coming week is Teacher Appreciation Week!

Tell us about a teacher who inspires you. Who would you like to thank?

04/30/2021
The Little Adventures of Wolf and Red: To Grandmother's House Read Along

Thank you for joining us for this read aloud of The Little Adventures of Wolf and Red: To Grandmother's House!

This story is based off our collection of Storybook Dolls. To learn more about the dolls in the video, read our article: https://motal.dm.networkforgood.com/e...​

For discussion questions and a printable version of our story, please visit our website: https://motal.dm.networkforgood.com/e...​

Story & Illustrations by Katie Rutz-Robbins

More from MOTAL: https://www.motal.org/motal-articles....​

Don't forget to follow us on our Facebook (@The Museum of Teaching and Learning) and Instagram (@motal.ca)

We are happy to announce our Volunteer of the Year Denise"Dee" Steedman!Dee has dedicated many hours of service over the...
04/27/2021

We are happy to announce our Volunteer of the Year Denise"Dee" Steedman!

Dee has dedicated many hours of service over the years. This last year she created and executed our brand new podcast series "Teaching in Times of Covid."

Organizations across Orange County gather once each year to celebrate volunteers through OneOC’s Spirit of Volunteerism Awards.

Please join us virtually on
Thursday, April 29, from 1:00pm – 2:30 pm for the 45th Annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards – Extraordinary Circumstances, Everyday Heroes.

To learn more about Dee, and to get more information about the awards ceremony go to https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

To learn more about MOTAL go to www.motal.org

We are happy to announce our Volunteer of the Year Denise"Dee" Steedman!

Dee has dedicated many hours of service over the years. This last year she created and executed our brand new podcast series "Teaching in Times of Covid."

Organizations across Orange County gather once each year to celebrate volunteers through OneOC’s Spirit of Volunteerism Awards.

Please join us virtually on
Thursday, April 29, from 1:00pm – 2:30 pm for the 45th Annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards – Extraordinary Circumstances, Everyday Heroes.

To learn more about Dee, and to get more information about the awards ceremony go to https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

To learn more about MOTAL go to www.motal.org

We are still accepting bids on the first 3 pieces from our slow art auction. Bidding is open until 5:00pm on Monday, Apr...
04/25/2021

We are still accepting bids on the first 3 pieces from our slow art auction.

Bidding is open until 5:00pm on Monday, April 26.

Have you placed your bid yet?

Go to https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html to learn more and how to place a bid.

For more information about MOTAL
www.motal.org

We are still accepting bids on the first 3 pieces from our slow art auction.

Bidding is open until 5:00pm on Monday, April 26.

Have you placed your bid yet?

Go to https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html to learn more and how to place a bid.

For more information about MOTAL
www.motal.org

It’s another Opportunity Day! 🎉We bring to you a Slow Art Auction.Instead of putting all the donated works out for silen...
04/24/2021

It’s another Opportunity Day! 🎉

We bring to you a Slow Art Auction.

Instead of putting all the donated works out for silent bids at once, we are going to present them two or three at a time so you can EXPERIENCE them.

Here are the the first 3 pieces up for auction.

How does the Slow Auction Work?

Go to https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html to learn more and how to place a bid.

For more information about MOTAL
www.motal.org

Today the Museum of Teaching and Learning is proud to bring you the first of a series of podcast interviews entitled “Te...
04/24/2021

Today the Museum of Teaching and Learning is proud to bring you the first of a series of podcast interviews entitled “Teaching in Times of Covid.”

Thanks to the creativity and persistence of volunteer Denise Steedman, MOTAL now has a fascinating, highly professional, set of historical perspectives to share with the public on the MOTAL YouTube channel. The museum will save these recordings for posterity as testimony to how educators and families have dealt with the changes and challenges during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our First Podcast in the Series is:

A high school assistant principal talks about the challenges
her school experienced during the pandemic.

Learn more about our new series and how to listen https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

Joy Harjo is the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States and only the 2nd to serve three consecutive terms.Her poetry is...
04/21/2021

Joy Harjo is the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States and only the 2nd to serve three consecutive terms.

Her poetry is earthy, passionate, tender, deeply personal, timeless and timely, and ultimately universal.

Ms. Harjo has a very busy schedule promoting poetry including the following opportunity in southern California:

Celebrating Earth Day with U.S. Poet Laureate at the Skirball Cultural Center on Thursday, April 22, at 7:00 PM. This event is free online, registration required.

Learn More about Joy Harjo and get more information about her poetry event https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

Joy Harjo is the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States and only the 2nd to serve three consecutive terms.

Her poetry is earthy, passionate, tender, deeply personal, timeless and timely, and ultimately universal.

Ms. Harjo has a very busy schedule promoting poetry including the following opportunity in southern California:

Celebrating Earth Day with U.S. Poet Laureate at the Skirball Cultural Center on Thursday, April 22, at 7:00 PM. This event is free online, registration required.

Learn More about Joy Harjo and get more information about her poetry event https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

LITTLE RED WITH A TWIST!The Little Adventures of Wolf and Red: To Grandmother's HouseStory & Illustrations by Katie Rutz...
04/20/2021

LITTLE RED WITH A TWIST!

The Little Adventures of Wolf and Red: To Grandmother's House
Story & Illustrations by Katie Rutz-Robbins

Our talented intern, Katie, has put a new spin on the classic tale of “Little Red Riding Hood” based off our collection of Storybook Dolls.

Check back to see her Read Along Video-- a great activity for kids and emerging readers.

To Read Katie's Story and print out your own copy:
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

LITTLE RED WITH A TWIST!

The Little Adventures of Wolf and Red: To Grandmother's House
Story & Illustrations by Katie Rutz-Robbins

Our talented intern, Katie, has put a new spin on the classic tale of “Little Red Riding Hood” based off our collection of Storybook Dolls.

Check back to see her Read Along Video-- a great activity for kids and emerging readers.

To Read Katie's Story and print out your own copy:
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

A new city. A new country. A new world. Reading can take you to new places when you can’t leave your home.Where is the n...
04/20/2021

A new city. A new country. A new world.

Reading can take you to new places when you can’t leave your home.

Where is the next place you want to go?

A new city. A new country. A new world.

Reading can take you to new places when you can’t leave your home.

Where is the next place you want to go?

We have something new and exciting coming!Do you have any idea what it is?Stay tuned to find out! Hint: It’s inspired by...
04/17/2021

We have something new and exciting coming!

Do you have any idea what it is?

Stay tuned to find out!

Hint: It’s inspired by one of our artifacts.

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

We have something new and exciting coming!

Do you have any idea what it is?

Stay tuned to find out!

Hint: It’s inspired by one of our artifacts.

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

William Holmes McGuffey created the a series of standardized readers for first through fourth grades in 1836.He first ta...
04/16/2021

William Holmes McGuffey created the a series of standardized readers for first through fourth grades in 1836.

He first taught in a one room school at the age of 14.

The McGuffey Readers sold more than 120 million copies from 1836 to 1960 and are still sold today, and used in private schools and by homeschoolers.

Read more about William McGuffey and our artifact of the month
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

William Holmes McGuffey created the a series of standardized readers for first through fourth grades in 1836.

He first taught in a one room school at the age of 14.

The McGuffey Readers sold more than 120 million copies from 1836 to 1960 and are still sold today, and used in private schools and by homeschoolers.

Read more about William McGuffey and our artifact of the month
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

Last week we went back in time to 1939 and learned what it was like to have 8 grades in 1 school room.What was school li...
04/16/2021

Last week we went back in time to 1939 and learned what it was like to have 8 grades in 1 school room.

What was school like for you growing up?

Let us know in the comments. We love to hear from you.

If you didn't get to read "Eight Grades, One Room: One Room School" yet go to
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

Last week we went back in time to 1939 and learned what it was like to have 8 grades in 1 school room.

What was school like for you growing up?

Let us know in the comments. We love to hear from you.

If you didn't get to read "Eight Grades, One Room: One Room School" yet go to
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

Have you ever been bullied or know someone who has been bullied?In our new article “Bully,Bully: Dealing with Children a...
04/13/2021

Have you ever been bullied or know someone who has been bullied?

In our new article “Bully,Bully: Dealing with Children and Adults Who Bully,"the full article we talk about:

•Traits of Bullies

•Types of Bullying Behaviors

•The differences between adult bullies and child bullies

•What to do if you encounter a bully

To read the full article:
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

To learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

Have you ever been bullied or know someone who has been bullied?

In our new article “Bully,Bully: Dealing with Children and Adults Who Bully,"the full article we talk about:

•Traits of Bullies

•Types of Bullying Behaviors

•The differences between adult bullies and child bullies

•What to do if you encounter a bully

To read the full article:
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

To learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

📝It's National Poetry Month!📝Did you know that  Michelangelo wrote poetry? In addition to his paintings and sculptures, ...
04/12/2021

📝It's National Poetry Month!📝

Did you know that Michelangelo wrote poetry? In addition to his paintings and sculptures, he wrote over 300 poems!

To learn more about poetry read our article “April National Month of?” by Cheryl Stewart
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

To learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

📝It's National Poetry Month!📝

Did you know that Michelangelo wrote poetry? In addition to his paintings and sculptures, he wrote over 300 poems!

To learn more about poetry read our article “April National Month of?” by Cheryl Stewart
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

To learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

🎉It’s another Opportunity Day! 🎉Today’s opportunity is to get a quality, authorized copy of a detailed etching, “The One...
04/10/2021

🎉It’s another Opportunity Day! 🎉

Today’s opportunity is to get a quality, authorized copy of a detailed etching, “The One-Room School.” It is suitable for framing and would make a perfect gift for you, or for any educator—or history buff—in your life.

For one print of the etching, the suggested donation is $35.
Delivery or mailing included.

For a framed print of Old Schoolhouse, the suggested contribution
is $70. Costs of delivery or mailing are included.

Please feel free to exceed the suggested donation.

HERE’S HOW:

FIRST

Email [email protected], stating your name and the version (framed, unframed) of the print you would like. Provide your mailing address and a phone number where you can be reached.

THEN

Go to www.motal.org and click donate to make a contribution.

If you prefer to write a check, you may do so by sending it NOW to:

MOTAL
P.O. Box 3820
Fullerton, CA 92834-3820

Prints will be sent when the donated funds have been received.

For more details go to https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html and click on Schoolhouse Opportunity Day, is Today!

ONE-ROOM SCHOOLby Marjorie Distelhorst KerrThe six-year-old Iowa farm girl was primed to start school in 1939. She was s...
04/09/2021

ONE-ROOM SCHOOL
by Marjorie Distelhorst Kerr

The six-year-old Iowa farm girl was primed to start school in 1939. She was shy and apprehensive. Will she learn to read, to spell, to do arithmetic? Her favorite pastimes were riding her horse and drawing horses.

I, Marjorie Distelhorst, was that girl.

Read Marjorie's story here:
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

ONE-ROOM SCHOOL
by Marjorie Distelhorst Kerr

The six-year-old Iowa farm girl was primed to start school in 1939. She was shy and apprehensive. Will she learn to read, to spell, to do arithmetic? Her favorite pastimes were riding her horse and drawing horses.

I, Marjorie Distelhorst, was that girl.

Read Marjorie's story here:
https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Learn more about MOTAL
www.motal.org

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"Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men..."-Horace Mann

“We cannot create observers by saying "observe," but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses”-Maria Montessori

“Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.”-William Butler Yeats

"MOTAL, the place where teaching never stops and learning never end.-Lori Spears

A Class Action: Mendez v. Westminster and the grassroots struggle for school desegregation
the exhibit will be coming to the Old Courthouse Museum in the Fall of 2011.

The Museum of Teaching and Learning will be collaborating with dynamic leaders from The Old Courthouse Museum, Orange County Parks, the Orange County Department of Education and the Pacific Region of the National Archives, Chapman University, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton College and Cal State Long Beach.

The exhibit will run for six months and will be free to the public.

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Join us today at 5 pm for a timely discussion with OC school board members of when and how our schools can re-open! OC Education Forum on Covid-19 Safety and Our Schools. Wednesday, August 12 at 5:00 PM. https://www.facebook.com/events/2628105860797409/
Revisit Your Favorite Articles! Check Out Some Great Articles You Missed The Museum of Teaching and Learning is pleased to provide another helpful list of posts we sent out since June 10, 2020. All you have to do is click on this link Revisit Your Favorite Articles! (2) then you will be able to click on any of the articles listed below to view and read. Relax and enjoy a variety of interesting subjects for the whole family. Remember to check out the links within some of our posts that you may have missed. We always love getting feedback to the posts we send out,email [email protected] to reply. Feel free to share with family and friends! Attitude Adjustment Good Job, MOTAL! The Developing Brain: Teen Edition Proceed With Great Caution Cooking with Kids During the Pandemic Teen Brains Need Sleep! The Next Normal—NOT 98.6 Have a Safe and Sane 4th of July PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER! We want to know what you think! Introducing Cardboard Art! Artifact of the Month: Chain Balance Scale Help Us Create a Time Capsule Collection Juneteenth Artifact of the Month June 2020 Your Opinion Matters! Be An Education Investigator! The Risks of Summer 2020 If you would like to be on our contact list to receive articles in the future, email [email protected]. We have a no spam policy. http://www.motal.org/ #museumofteachingandlearning #education
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thanks for inviting artist to share their work! I have an artist in the family & will invite her to like this page.