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Preservice high school English teacher.

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A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned →

wincherella:

heyteach:

I waited fourteen years to do something that I should have done my first year of teaching: shadow a student for a day. It was so eye-opening that I wish I could go back to every class of students I ever had right now and change a minimum of ten things – the layout, the lesson plan, the checks for understanding. Most of it!

The author’s key takeaways:

  1. Students sit all day, and sitting is exhausting.
  2. High school students are sitting passively and listening during approximately 90% of their classes.
  3. You feel a little bit like a nuisance all day long.

The whole post is worth reading. She reflects on what she would do differently in the classroom to address her three takeaways.

Interesting. I think I will adopt a few of these ideas.

Source: heyteach

sierraboggessness:

mayaamoran:

marauders4evr:

dont-just-go-pink:

October is the awareness month for every single one of these!

Don’t just go pink!

SIGNAL BOOST!

Signal boost like there’s no tomorrow!

I have faith in you tumblr!

We can raise awareness for the awarenesses!

We can do this!

I have celiac disease and this is the first time ive EVER seen it being supported besides the little groups of people who all have it. This actually means a lot because it isn’t just a joke or diet its legit. THIS IS WHY I FUCKING LOVE TUMBLR

THIS IS SO COOL. I HAVE CELIAC DISEASE AND DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THERE WAS A RIBBON OR AN AWARENESS MONTH OR ANYTHING

Source: dont-just-go-pink

edwardspoonhands:

wilwheaton:

(via xkcd: Marriage)
It’s appalling to me that the majority of Americans didn’t approve of interracial marriage until 1995. We need to recognize that America has been, and continues to be, a *profoundly* racist country.

Also interesting that the government was way out ahead of public opinion on interracial marriage and significantly behind on same-sex marriage. The government is supposed to protect the rights of its citizens whether or not the majority wants those rights protected. That’s not how we’re behaving these days.

edwardspoonhands:

wilwheaton:

(via xkcd: Marriage)

It’s appalling to me that the majority of Americans didn’t approve of interracial marriage until 1995. We need to recognize that America has been, and continues to be, a *profoundly* racist country.

Also interesting that the government was way out ahead of public opinion on interracial marriage and significantly behind on same-sex marriage. The government is supposed to protect the rights of its citizens whether or not the majority wants those rights protected. That’s not how we’re behaving these days.

Source: xkcd.com

siriuslymeg:

deucelooselyproductions:

Jon Stewart…on point as always but this time with bite!
Watch the whole thing…

You can tell he was pissed this time.  Usually he’s laughing/smiling a bit during his segments, but man he’s just completely had it at this point.

Source: deucelooselyproductions

positivelypersistentteach:

Yeah I do!

positivelypersistentteach:

Yeah I do!

Source: myimaginarybrooklyn

sam-mooschester:

this stick figure has no face so why the fuck can I tell exactly what its feeling

Technically, since it’s face is blank individual readers are able to substitute their own feelings and imagine themselves as the character. So you know exactly how that stick figure is feeling because it’s what you would be feeling.

Source: nerdjpg

beckieteaches:

girlwithalessonplan:

"Girl in a Country Song"  by Maddie and Tae.

I’ll admit it.  I laughed.

I usually don’t like country music…but I can make an exception for this.

Wondering why I haven’t been hearing this on country radio because I love it.

Source: girlwithalessonplan

geekerypokery:

jeremymcbitchin:

Imagine having braces during the apocalypse. no one can take your braces off. And you just have to accept that you’ll have braces forever.

i want a novel focused around a character with braces during the apocalypse and the entire plot of the story revolves around their search for an orthodontist who is still alive and they sort of accidentally save the world in the process

This is why I love apocalypse plots.

Source: jeremymcbitchin

smilingslowly:

spookywhiteghost:

fuckinglesbian:

princessnausicaa:

my mom tried to teach our goats to pee in one certain spot by giving them treats when they’d pee in that spot

except that

they think that now whenever they pee they get a treat

so whenever they see my mom

they pee

 laughed for a solid five minutes

behaviorism gone wrong

Pavlov is laughing in his grave

This is hilarious. But Pavlov did classical conditioning experiments. What you explained was operant conditioning so actually B.F. Skinner would be laughing.

Tagged: dr esping would be so proud of me

So this summer I’m working as a teacher for Breakthrough Collaborative. It will be my first time having my own classroom where I create all the lessons and handle classroom management on my own. I’ve been studying to teach high school English, but this summer I’m teaching 8th grade chemistry. I would love to hear from teachers about successful science/chem lessons, best classroom management tips for short classes (6 weeks of teaching), differences between teaching science and English, etc. Any advice from #education would be greatly appreciated. 

Help?

Tagged: educationfirst year teacher

policymic:

Dr. Maya Angelou’s last tweet. Mayor Allen Joines and her literary agent have confirmed that the renowned poet-author-activist has passed away at 86.

policymic:

Dr. Maya Angelou’s last tweet. Mayor Allen Joines and her literary agent have confirmed that the renowned poet-author-activist has passed away at 86.

Source: micdotcom

gutsmanschoiceass:

necrophilofthefuture:

did you know that phill lewis (aka mr moseby) was charged with manslaughter in 1993

image

Hooch is crazy.

Source: necrophilofthefuture

swollybible:

kennyssmile:

superwhohannilockpotter:

I will never not reblog this gif set whenever it comes across my dash.

This is from a show called What Would You Do? and they do many scenarios that bring out amazing people. Worth looking into, carry on(:

Source: seawolph

darrynek:

Congratulations! Your PROCRASTINATION has evolved into Full Blown Apathy!

Source: panerasexual

Source: alex-illest