if teachers'd have tumblr, their posts would be... →
10knotes: The moment when my student doesn’t pay attention in class: When they don’t do their homework: The awkward moment when i’m walking into the classroom and they are like: Their faces when i’m correcting the tests: When a student thinks she/he is the best and confronts me: When i took their ipods, cellphones out and they look me like. Outside i’m like: But inside: ...
YouTube Launches Site Specifically for Teachers →
roughdrafts1: gjmueller: WHOO HOO! I second that WHOO HOO! I just sent an email to my IT director and principal. I hope they can unblock it so we can use this! YES! Now if only my school’s Internet filter allowed YouTube …
The Snarky Sub: Exhausted →
It really is like having 150 kids with us at all times, invading our brains at any sign of downtime. And it really is exhausting, but it’s worth it. Some days. thesnarkysub: I don’t know how you real teachers do it. After a few weeks being at the same assignment under rather dodgy circumstances, I hardly have the energy to cut my fingernails. Just being on my feet forty hours a week...
When things break, it’s not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting...– John Green (via oceanoftheinfinite)
Just finished my lesson plan for my Journalism... →
We’ll be analyzing the New York Times’ special section on the 9/11 anniversary. Click through to see it. It’s a truly beautiful webpage, and I wish I could see the print version. Maybe I’ll have to stop off at Starbucks today and get one, considering I don’t even know where else to buy the NYT anymore.
There is a surprising number of people walking into Lowe’s right now. At 8 pm on a Saturday night. I really thought we’d be the only people with such tragically boring lives, but no! The need to improve upon one’s living space presses on others this night - not just us. How refreshing.
Should vs. Want Debate ... we meet again
Things I should be doing: - Grading - Lesson planning - Laundry - Other house-related chores Things I want to be doing: - sleeping - nothing I’m not usually so predisposed to laziness on the weekends (that may be a lie), but after having a stomach flu all week and missing THREE DAYS of work (I’m sure my students aren’t complaining), I really thought I’d be ready to...
John Green's lullaby to his son Henry, the...
tgwtgkittymarie: Hush little baby, don’t say a word, Daddy’s gonna buy you a mockingbird If that mockingbird don’t sing, Daddy’s gonna buy you a diamond ring If that diamond ring don’t shine Well, Daddy’s gonna buy you a case of wine And if because you’re an infant and not allowed to drink that wine should go sour Daddy’s gonna buy you a superpower And if that superpower proves corrupt, Daddy’s...
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper...– Robert Frost (via ministryofdone)