196. Halle Berry, Naps, Winter River, Shawn Mendes, And Flash Mobs!



The Best Of Let’s Talk Philadelphia!


Here Are Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s Best Bets For The Week!



1. The Best Hint Of The Week!
The World Of Napology Is Filled With Great Knowledge!
A Nap Added To Your Schedule Might Be Age Defying!


Naps prevent mistakes, help memory, and lower your blood pressure. Ten medical sites will help you create a nap schedule for your particular mental and body type. Everyone should take an Internet look, take a nap, and experiment with their sleep needs and patterns. Let’s Talk Philadelphia encourages organizing an informational napathon.


2. The Best Music Of The Week!
Shawn Mendes And Three Billion Listeners!
The 2017 Video Music Awards Are A Close Second!


A 19 year old Canadian singer, Shawn Mendes, is the hottest thing in music today, even though, he didn’t win a MTV VMA award this weekend. Nothing Holding Me Back with Ellie Bamber, I Know What You Did Last Summer with Camila Cabello, and Treat You Better, each, have 2 billion Internet plays and mega sales.

Two billion plays is a really, really big number as Shawn shares his originally written themes of dating, friendship, and finding the best person for yourself. His second 38 city world tour sold out in an hour. He has sold out two of the largest indoor theaters in the world: Madison Square Garden in New York City and the O2 Arena in London.


Shawn Mendes’s four albums Handwritten (2015), Illuminate (2016), Live From Madison Square Garden (2016),  and Shawn Mendes Greatest Hits (2017) made Billboards Top Ten. Each album has sold a million copies or are closing in on that number. His number one Billboard opening with Illuminate on the Billboard Chart Top Ten Chart made him one of the five youngest singers to ever open up at number one on the industry respected chart.


Mendes started his singing career by placing little musical clips on an Internet site called Vine (https://vine.co/). Vine features snippets by singers, musicians, artists, businessmen, and more who are looking to be discovered or are looking for funding for larger products. Mendes, at age fifteen, recorded covers by artists like Ed Sheeran and Charlie Puth. Ziggy Chareton from Island Records and Andrew Gertler, a music agent, loved his work and saw the giant Vine following Mendes was creating and signed him to a recording contract. Chareton and Gertler’s bank accounts started to swell three years ago and will continue to swell for many years to come.


Start your Mendes investigations with one of the album lockets sold at his concert or his song Treat You Better. Treat You Better is the story of a want-to-be boyfriend who tells the object of his affection that she can be treated much better than she is being treated by her current boyfriend. Treat yourself to some great music by buying a Shawn Mendes album!


3. The Best Movie Few Viewers Will See!
Wind River….A Crime Fighting Duo Of Jeremy Renner And Elizabeth Olsen!
The Wyoming Wilderness May Be The Final Winner!


The filmographies of Jeremy Renner (age 46) and Elizabeth Olsen (Age 28) are long ones. Their work lists intersect in three places including their first meeting on the sets of the across the world filming of the Avengers in 2014. Their latest venture, Wind River, has them joining forces in the frozen and picturesque mountains of the Wind River area of Wyoming.


Olsen (the youngest of the Olsen sisters by three years) is a FBI agent who steps into the frigid Wyoming winter with Florida stamped all over her shoes and clothing. Renner is a Wildlife and Game Commission officer estranged from his Indian wife and joint caring for their 7 year old son. Graham Greene is the local sheriff. All three are out of their element trying solve an Indian woman’s murder…though the whole, when the three are put together, far exceeds their parts.



4. The Best Woman Of The Week!
Halle Berry’s Relentless Fight For Her Son!
Kidnap Shows Her Acting Grit And Mettle, Once Again!


Kidnap is another small movie that won’t gather a humongous (a third grader’s best descriptive word for large) audience. Halle Berry, a single mother, is enjoying the day at a local theme park with her young son. She turns around for a minute and her son is gone. This is every parent’s fear and is magnified for the audience by Berry’s lack of immediate help…because everything is moving so dramatically fast as she tries to rescue her son.

Berry sees the kidnappers driving off with her screaming son. In an in vain effort to free her son, she frantically takes part in the pursuit of the kidnappers. She is the only star in the movie and Berry fans will revel in her artistry, enjoy supporting her in this movie, and cringe many a time while watching her in her plight to recover her son.



5. Best Flash Mob Dance Presentation!
Uptown Funk At The Sydney, Australia Waterfront!
Dance On Lost Continent Friends!


The flash mob phenomenon of musical and dramatic surprise is over twenty years old. Our office decided to cull the flash mob categories and come up with a best flash mob contest. You can spend hundreds of enjoyable hours looking at surprise presentation venues: a street, wedding, airport, birthday/anniversary reception, and engagement flash mob. Flash mobs use dance, song, and instrumentals to bring enjoyment to large and small unknowing crowds of people. The themes of jazz, rock and roll, rap, theater, and poetry are just a few of the many themes used that you will enjoy. It was hard going through hundreds of selections, but our friends from Australia are the undisputed winner. Click on the link below or insert the link in the address bar of your computer. Then, enjoy the winning flash mob and see hundreds of others in the index bar on the right when the selected video opens.

The flash mobs orchestrated by Justin Timberlake and Selena Gomez finished second in our office’s contest! The movie La La Land’s flash opening finished third.



6. This Week’s Best Ideas For Back To School!


Internet Explorations
What should I sign up for on the Internet is asked by every businessman, teacher, Beyonce fan, and housewife? These interested groups go on to say that after signing up, they don’t want to be bothered by countless irrelevant emails, circulars, and spam. The sites that follow are good recommendations for anyone that wants to stay informed and wants to advance in their profession…and avoid junk mail after signing up.



  1. LinkedIn is a free professional site with multiple categories and group memberships. The site allows you to select business groups, national associations, and former colleges and universities you attended each offering you general information for your job and specific information for advancement in your profession. You can participate in group discussions, leave discussion questions for all to respond, or take seminars and lectures in a number of areas. The groups post jobs throughout the country, too. The LinkedIn groups that I am a member of include: Temple University, The University of the Arts, The Black Journalist’s Association, The Educational Network, The School Principal’s Association, and Educational Leadership. When you go to the site, you will have a menu of thirty groups you can join. Pick the groups in your professional area or general area of interest. If you want to expand your knowledge base, pick something far afield from your areas of expertise.  
  2. SurfNet Kids (www.surfnetkids.com) has been reviewed a number of times in this column. Barbara Feldman, an award-winning journalist, created the site. Anything that you want to know about education, current events, school subjects, and history appears here. It is perfect for the researcher, student, teacher, or home schooling parent. There are activities that you can join for each day of the week or archives that you can explore on every subject area. If there is an event that is presently happening, it is featured on the daily calendar with all kinds of articles and links to understand the event to the greatest degree. Email sign-up is free and you will relish the weekly newsletter articles.         
  3. Book Page (http://www.bookpage.com) is the online companion to the 25 page monthly circular found at the entrance to most local libraries. You can have fifty sent to your school library for free. The magazine contains author and illustrator interviews, reviews of books, CD’s, and movies, and features in research, current events, and library science. The Book Page newsletter is free and has any easy email sign-up.   
  4. New York Times Education Network (http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/NIE/index.html) is the perfect addition to anyone’s desktop of information. Sign up for their classroom or home addition with the link on the left. Sign-up appears in their Index Bar at the top of the page. My students like their blog. It breaks down sometimes hard to digest information into little understandable chunks. The blog is filled with daily and archived information and can be found at (http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com). Using the New York Times in the classroom will enhance the study of current events, literature, reading, the arts, and the sciences. Your parents will be impressed that The New York Times is part of your educational program.
          7. This Week’s Best Ideas For Back To School (Part II)!

    Jenny Wise, who has always lived up to her name, claims these back to school site suggestions from her vast storehouse of knowledge are better than ours. Jenny’s website suggestions are quite diverse!
    The battle begins!
    There will be crying!

    If you are a home schooling parent or teacher Jenny has a hallway closet full of great additional ideas for you. Please check these out on the link below.

    Hi Tom,
    Here are some websites I think your readers will enjoy exploring for the new school year.

    Guide to Finding Lesson Plans

    K-12 Student Financial Literacy Lesson Plans


    University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies: K-12 Lesson Planshttp://www.cts.umn.edu/education/lessonplans

    Engineering the Future: The Educator’s Guide to Building and Construction

    England Primate Conservancy: K-12 Lesson Planshttp://www.neprimateconservancy.org/lesson-plans-k-12.htmlThe Educator’s

    Guide to Real Estate Lesson Plans

    https://www.redfin.com/blog/2015/08/the-educators-guide-to-real-estate-lesson-plans.htmlStorytelling in the Classroom as a Teaching Strategy
    http://www.teachhub.com/storytelling-classroom-teaching-strategyThe Educator’sGuide To Addiction Prevention: The Most Effective Strategies and Resources To Implement in The Classroom

    Strategies for Fostering Inclusion in the Classroom

    Best Wishes,

    Jenny Wise


    8. Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s Monthly Call Out For New Ideas!


    With 40,000 WordPress reads…..being featured on Let’s Talk Philadelphia (thomasjpalumbo.wordpress.com) FOR FREE should greatly enhance your art, photography, and business message. The twenty year old, always positive, twice monthly, business and entertainment column comes out of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Your contacts will be graduates who are leaders in the world of art, photography, music, business, and technology, as well as, teachers from throughout the world. You will meet over 20,000 LinkedIn, PortaPortal, and Wikispace friends. Wow them with your work and ideas!


    Our readers enjoy:
    Angel hair pasta with clam sauce
    Travel suggestions
    Book reviews
    The new IPhone 8

    Out of the mainstream movies and television presentations
    Music that we missed
    Cute little puppies
    A good night’s sleep

    Minnie Mouse


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    Looking forward to featuring your work, creative ideas, and community message!


About tjpalumbo

Tom Palumbo is a nationally known and award winning author, teacher, technology designer, administrator, and grant writer. He has taught for thirty-five years in preschool through 12th grade classrooms throughout the quad state area. His ideas have made a difference in the way thousands of teachers, parents, and children read, write, do mathematics, use technology, and think creatively and critically. Tom’s twenty books on reading, writing, critical thinking, and mathematics have won four national book awards. 5,000 teachers and home schooling parents have matriculated through his graduate courses/lectures. 12,000 have signed up for his website. As Director of Pennsylvania’s Parent Information Center and New Jersey’s Citizen’s For Better Schools Resource Center, Tom received over two hundred commendations for his presentations to thousands of teachers, parents, and administrators throughout the Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland area. Workshop participants receive idea loaded CD’s, access to hundreds of videos, PowerPoints, curriculum links, games, and lessons on his website, and an activity booklet filled with common core curriculum in line with local, state, and national standards. Instruction, on each of these resources, is presented during his presentation. Mr. Palumbo has over two hundred learning centers, bulletin boards, and project developers in reading, writing, poetry, literature, and math in make-it/take it item format that can, also, be part of any workshop program. Call or email Tom to set up a workshop for your organization. Tom Palumbo tjpalumbo@aol.com 215-262-9986 aimtjp.wikispaces.com
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