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 travel Education is a crucial part of any persons development.
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However, ensuring that young minds get the information they need requires a clear understanding of how people learn. Our displays offer an opportunity to connect with other curious individuals and open up thoughtful discussions. We travel to different venues such as other museums, courthouses, universities, and more. For more information about our informative exhibits, visit our website at http://www.motal.org.

Hello, MOTAL friends! We wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest installation of our popular exhibit, ...
10/23/2023

Hello, MOTAL friends! We wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest installation of our popular exhibit, A Class Action: The Grassroots Struggle for School Desegregation in California, on view at Coast Community College District through November 30, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Our staff,
interns and volunteers worked hard to make sure this exhibit was installed neatly for the viewing pleasure of the public!

This traveling exhibition will be in this new home for three months. It tells a dramatic, historic story of five Mexican-American families who fought school segregation. The key to their success was the shrewd legal strategy used in the groundbreaking class action case, Mendez et al. v. Westminster School District et al. They fought on behalf of thousands of children who were being discriminated against by being placed in segregated schools. The plaintiffs won the original case in 1946 and then won the appeal in 1947, seven years before Brown v. Board of Education (1954). This exhibition has won a prestigious national award and has traveled to eighteen venues throughout California and Oregon.

Address: 1379 Adams Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Hello Friends, Here are some memories from our table at the Day in Fullerton event not too long ago. MOTAL had a drawing...
10/11/2023

Hello Friends,
Here are some memories from our table at the Day in Fullerton event not too long ago. MOTAL had a drawing activity for kids and parents to draw their own babies, and we gave away several dozens of baby and children’s books in partnership with the Fullerton Public Library, all in support of our upcoming Your Baby’s Amazing Brain exhibit. We had so much fun, and were so happy to see so many cheerful faces on such a bright sunny day. Our Fullerton community continues to show up with kindness, curiosity and creativity ☀️📚👶🏻

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Hello Friends,We invite you to join us this coming Sunday at the Day in Fullerton event, held at the Downtown Fullerton ...
09/28/2023

Hello Friends,
We invite you to join us this coming Sunday at the Day in Fullerton event, held at the Downtown Fullerton Plaza! MOTAL will host a booth where you can discuss our upcoming exhibits with our valued board members and volunteers, and where we will be giving away free books to read to a baby in partnership with Friends of the Fullerton Library. You can also stop by for a fun drawing activity!

The event will also have games, music, food truck and beer garden, promising to be a lot of fun for everyone!

We hope to see you there, Sunday, October 1, 12-4!

We have a new article up by our very own S. Mackenzie “Max” Eastman, current MOTAL Doll Scholar. Max reflects on her yea...
09/02/2023

We have a new article up by our very own S. Mackenzie “Max” Eastman, current MOTAL Doll Scholar. Max reflects on her years attending Mandarin Chinese language and cultural education lessons at Bryant University during her teenage years. In the present day, Max considers the political origins and implications of the Chinese immersion program she was a part of. Today, the program no longer exists, and Max laments how the youth in her former home state will no longer have access to this culturally enriching learning opportunity. Nevertheless, Max is grateful for the valuable education she received from the institute and encourages others to pursue a culturally diverse education.

To read the full article, follow this link: https://motal.dm.networkforgood.com/emails/resilience-in-the-face-of-adversity

Today marks two weeks since our successful Celeb Salon event featuring Dr. Nancy Segal, academic expert on twin studies....
08/20/2023

Today marks two weeks since our successful Celeb Salon event featuring Dr. Nancy Segal, academic expert on twin studies. Our guests had a lovely time hearing Dr. Segal’s informative and inspiring speech on twins, as well as updates on our forthcoming mobile Your Baby’s Amazing Brain exhibit, presented by Maris Ensing and Tony Zorilla from Mad Systems. We all enjoyed a delicious Mediterranean feast, while participating in a silent auction with fabulous donated prizes. All ticket and auction proceeds have gone to supporting MOTAL operations and projects.

Thank you to all our guests and underwriting donors who made this event possible, with particular thanks to our generous host, MOTAL board member Jo Ann Brannock. It was a night marked by lightness, laughter and learning which we will cherish for years to come! We hope to see you at the next one 🥂

Photo Credits: Donna Edman, Oscar Guerrero, Max Eastman

Hi friends! The time finally came for us to pack up and retire the Two Roads, One Journey (2R1J) exhibit from the Lorenz...
08/17/2023

Hi friends! The time finally came for us to pack up and retire the Two Roads, One Journey (2R1J) exhibit from the Lorenzo A. Ramirez Library at Santiago Canyon College. We are grateful for the folks at SCC who gave our exhibit a loving home over the last several months. However, this is not goodbye, but see you later! Two Roads, One Journey will find new life in a new home in the future. Where would you like to see 2R1J next?

Pictured, you can see our team of movers hard at work. Through the direction of Exhibition Manager, Norma Ames, and the help of volunteers Jeff Ames and Scott Peterson, as well our Doll Scholar interns, Max Eastman and Oscar Guerrero, we got everything put away neatly and safely.

If you would like to know more about the exhibit, check out this exhibit review written by Doll Scholar intern Oscar Guerrero: https://motal.dm.networkforgood.com/emails/a-review-of-motal-exhibition

In preparation for our upcoming exhibit, Your Baby’s Amazing Brain, we’d like to feature an article submitted by hard-wo...
08/03/2023

In preparation for our upcoming exhibit, Your Baby’s Amazing Brain, we’d like to feature an article submitted by hard-working Board member, Jo Ann Brannock! Jo Ann reminisces of her beloved late husband, Fred, and the many ways he would educate their children through play, both physical and mental. With tennis, chess, and myriads of other games, Fred always made sure to encourage his children to be curious and strategic, fostering their strengths. Thank you for these lovely memories, Jo Ann. Can you think of any formative memories of learning through play between alongside your loved ones?

Read the article here: https://motal.dm.networkforgood.com/emails/the-good-father

There is still time to reserve tickets for our Celeb Salon Dinner with Dr. Nancy Segal this coming Sunday! Reserve and donate here: https://motal.networkforgood.com/events/59307-celeb-salon-6?utm_campaign=dms_email_blast_2677375

Hello friends!Have you ever been curious about twins? MOTAL is hosting it’s sixth Celeb Salon dinner with a talk from th...
07/22/2023

Hello friends!
Have you ever been curious about twins? MOTAL is hosting it’s sixth Celeb Salon dinner with a talk from the eminent authority on Twin Studies, Dr. Nancy Segal! Join us on Sunday August 6th, at 5 pm for a healthy Mediterranean feast in the Fullerton hills (location provided to ticket purchasers). Limited tickets are available for $45 per person on the events page on our website: https://www.motal.org/events.html . Get tickets while they last, and consider donating further to support MOTAL projects and operations! Learn on and happy weekend to all the twins out there! 🎉 👯‍♀️ 👯 🎉

07/21/2023

We are excited to welcome Max Eastman to the MOTAL team this summer, as our fifth Doll Scholar. An alumni of the Interdisciplinary Major program at , Max joins us from , where she is working towards her Master’s degree in Cultural Studies with a focus in Museum Studies. She is interested in museums as spaces of communication and education, and the ways in which cultural and historical factors impact how well they perform these functions. Inspired by MOTAL’s mission of “educating people about education”, Max hopes her time with the museum will help her in her own first steps as a future educator. In the meantime, she will use her history as an administrator, artist and scholar to further MOTAL’s important work. Here’s to learning, Max!

To read more about Max in her own words, read the article she wrote for our website here: https://motal.dm.networkforgood.com/emails/here-s-to-learning

07/17/2023

We are excited to welcome Oscar Guerrero to the MOTAL team this summer, as our fourth Doll Scholar. Oscar joins us from Claremont Graduate University, where he is working towards his Master’s degree in Cultural Studies with a focus in Museum Studies. He is interested in how museums can serve as civic spaces for education, and connection with each other and with the arts and sciences. During his time at MOTAL, Oscar seeks to learn more exhibit curation, and research MOTAL’s various collections. We look forward to working with him, as he aids us in pulling together a variety of new exciting exhibits, and serving the MOTAL community. Here’s to learning, Oscar.

To read more about Oscar in his own words, read the article he wrote for our website here: https://motal.dm.networkforgood.com/emails/announcing-motal-s-new-doll-scholar

From time to time, MOTAL shares information about other museums, forthey are centers for informal learning throughout th...
04/10/2023

From time to time, MOTAL shares information about other museums, for
they are centers for informal learning throughout the world.

This latest article is about the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, NV.

Have you been there? Let us know. We love to hear from you.

To learn more or to find out more about museums we recommend go to https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Two Roads, One Journey: education in China and the U.S. is coming to Santiago Canyon College! Go to www.motal.org to lea...
03/28/2023

Two Roads, One Journey: education in China and the U.S. is coming to Santiago Canyon College!

Go to www.motal.org to learn more about it today!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  For years treats and valentines exchanges have happened in the classroom.  What do you remember ...
02/14/2023

Happy Valentine’s Day!

For years treats and valentines exchanges have happened in the classroom. What do you remember about Valentines Day when you were in school?

Let us know in the comments we love to hear from you!

How does one learn to write?  Read about Ken’s story and how he learned to write.Can you relate to Ken?  Let us know.  W...
02/13/2023

How does one learn to write?

Read about Ken’s story and how he learned to write.

Can you relate to Ken? Let us know. We love to hear from you.

Read this article today by going to https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Donna was a 17-year-old freshman at Ole Miss at the same time 29-year-old Air Force veteran James Meredith became the fi...
02/12/2023

Donna was a 17-year-old freshman at Ole Miss at the same time 29-year-old Air Force veteran James Meredith became the first Black to enroll at the University of Mississippi.

Read excerpts from her personal diary with her memories of the 1962 Ole Miss Riot.

Read this article today by going to https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html

Have you been following An Wei’s Educational Journey?Check out our latest article in part 5 of this series by going to h...
01/30/2023

Have you been following An Wei’s Educational Journey?

Check out our latest article in part 5 of this series by going to https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html.

New to An Wei’s story? Check out the previous articles by scrolling further down the MOTAL Articles page.

How did you learn to drive?Learning comes in different ways shapes and sizes, and everyone has their own story of how th...
01/18/2023

How did you learn to drive?

Learning comes in different ways shapes and sizes, and everyone has their own story of how they learned to drive.

In our latest article we learn about Renard’s driving story. Is it similar to yours?

Go to https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html to read and find out.

Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with joy, good health, and learning! 🎉
01/01/2023

Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with joy, good health, and learning! 🎉

If you were around in the 1950s, you may recall listening to “You, You, You,” one of the Ames Brothers’ hits. We at MOTA...
12/31/2022

If you were around in the 1950s, you may recall listening to “You, You, You,” one of the Ames Brothers’ hits. We at MOTAL are singing that tune today, feeling cheerful as the year ends.

Why?

We are VERY grateful for our generous donors, new and old. ❤️

Go to https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html to read more about how this song reminds us of YOU

A special day is almost here! Yes, December 31 is only two days away. This Saturday will be the deadline for sending in ...
12/29/2022

A special day is almost here!

Yes, December 31 is only two days away. This Saturday will be the deadline for sending in your 2022 contribution if you are eligible for a tax deduction.

Please include us in your charitable donation plans—electronically by going to www.motal.org and clicking the donate button

This last November we attended the 2022 James Young prestigious award at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center honoring Dr. M...
12/27/2022

This last November we attended the 2022 James Young prestigious award at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center honoring Dr. Monica Lee. 🎹

Our latest article tells Dr. Lee’s story and how she became an award winning pianist.

Go to https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html to read this article today

“Preserve the past to inform the future.”As 2023 approaches, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations depend on donations, and ...
12/22/2022

“Preserve the past to inform the future.”

As 2023 approaches, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations depend on donations, and we are no different.

For our operational essentials, MOTAL will depend on the generosity of those who enjoy and benefit from our services—namely, YOU.

Please consider making a donation. Any amount you can give, from $10 to $500 (or beyond), will help us achieve our mission.

Stay tuned to see what we have done in 2022 and what we are excited about for 2023.

You can go to www.motal.org to donate today

We are thrilled to announce our new Doll Scholar James Yuile! The Doll Scholarship is in loving memory of Loren Doll.   ...
12/06/2022

We are thrilled to announce our new Doll Scholar James Yuile!

The Doll Scholarship is in loving memory of Loren Doll. ❤️

You can learn more about James by going to our MOTAL Articles page https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html.

Have you ever thought about the education it takes to be a mortician?  In this article we learn from Louise Pachella abo...
11/30/2022

Have you ever thought about the education it takes to be a mortician?

In this article we learn from Louise Pachella about the trade of undertaking.

Go to https://www.motal.org/motal-articles.html to read this article today!

Today is  , a global day of giving — and together we can do even more to “Preserve the past to inform the future.” But w...
11/29/2022

Today is , a global day of giving — and together we can do even more to “Preserve the past to inform the future.”

But we can’t do this without you!

Here’s how you can help:

❤️ GIVE - Today by going to https://www.motal.org/ then click the button to donate.

❤️ Spread the word - Encourage your friends and family to join you in creating a real impact today, , by sharing what our mission means to you and why you support our organization.

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