Student N: Ms. F, if you were angry with us, would you tell us?
Me: If I were angry with you, you would know.
Student N: Oh...'cause it seems like you are angry with us for asking questions all the time.
Me: [surprised] What? No, I love your questions. I'll never get angry about you asking questions. If I seem frustrated when your class asks lots of questions, it's because there is a schedule we have to get through and we don't have time to just discuss your questions.
Student N: So you are angry but you're just angry at the system?
Me: Yep. Frustrated with the system that's stymieing your curiosity.
Student Z: That's a great word, Ms. F!
Every person in this chamber can point to a teacher who changed the trajectory...– President BARACK OBAMA (via inothernews)
heymissat: Yesterday the class wrote cinquain poems. It’s a five-line poem, with a certain amount of syllables in each line. The pattern is: 2, 4, 6, 8, 2. Here are two of my favorites: I fell Off my dino. Just kidding! I don’t have One, but if I did, I’d name him Peter. _______________________________ The frog Had a small log. A dog hit the frog’s log. The frog got mad and killed...
day 126: have you ever gone out of your way to...
I would hope everyone has.
Bruce Jenner: My teens don't need college →
positivelypersistentteach: Dear Bruce, Even the Olsen twins went to college. But, yes, not everyone needs to go to college. Certainly there are needed professions that don’t involve college and I think every steering every child towards college might not always be in their best interest. But I wish you were a little more enthusiastic about them learning more.
So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he...– Dead Poets Society, 1989 (via foremmaforeverag0)
day 125: have you ever had feelings for someone...
Yes, but I never acted on them.
day 124: do you believe teenagers can fall in love
Older teenagers, yes.
What teachers really want to tell parents -... →
incognerdo: Pretty neat article. Our school has notoriously low parental involvement, which sucks just as much as helicopter parents. Calling home and getting the “they’re your problem until 3 PM” is a tough cookie to swallow. We give parents the tools to be involved. We call home with absences, give them access to student grades, and they still blame us for stuff that happens between 7 am...
When I was a kid, my English teacher looked my way...
day 123: which activities make you lose track of...
Reading a good book Tumbling Sleeping
I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly and then all at once.– The Fault in Our Stars. (via kayleyhyde)
Things that make you say GRRRRRR
jbizzle329: I wrote an e-mail to my “best” friend asking if she wanted to go to Dallas in March/April. Her response: “…I don’t think I have the vacation for that. I’m maxing out my days with the Olympics and Carb Day. Remember - I only get 10 days for the ENTIRE YEAR. So I have to use them sparingly” I responded very politely to her: “If you make another comment about my schedule, I’m not...
day 120: something you hope you never have to do Make a decision about whether a family member lives or dies. day 121: what is your zodiac sign and what do you think it means Leo. It means that all of my horoscopes are wrong all the time. day 122: what do you think about stereotypes They suck, but they exist.
BOOKS. They smell good.
day 119: what people in your life inspire you the...
My mom: She’s raised 5 kids, and she’s still looking for more to take care of. Kali: In just a few short years she managed to get her life back on track. She’s married, she owns a house, and she is working on getting her accounting degree. Bernie: She’s basically perfect. She’s pretty, she’s brilliant, and she just doesn’t care what other people think...
Doing your homework.
hotdamnloganlerman: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:
That moment when you realize you're slowly losing...
enteringeducation replied to your post: day 118: if you were to get a tattoo, what would it look like A friend of mine has a deathly hallows tattoo on the back of her neck. It’s awesome! I love the way they look! It’s such a simple design, and it can be symbolic or just demonstrate love for the series.
day 118: if you were to get a tattoo, what would...
It’d either be a triforce or the deathly hallows symbol pretty small on my left wrist.
If I enjoyed drinking alcohol, now would be the...
I just listened to my roommate complain about the fact that four separate boys asked her out on dates last semester. I never get asked out. And I know this is due to the fact that I’m mostly introverted and I only hang out with one guy really and blah blah blah, but listening to other people complain about being asked out when I’d love to have someone like me enough to want to go on a...
What's Up With "OK," "O.K.," and "Okay"?
day 117: one guy who means a lot to you
Slate. He’s one of my best friends, and aside from my brothers, he’s pretty much the only prominent male figure in my life. He’s pretty awesome.
day 116: is it possible to be single and happy
Yes. You shouldn’t need a man/woman to make you happy.