day 213: the person closest to your heart.. how do...
Most people who fit that description are in my family. And I know them because they’re my family.
Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see...– Fascinating Wall Street Journal Article on being busy (via tissah) A great article to think about on Sunday morning (via maebergan) today, in things I need to work on. (via megburns) I have been trying to make this point for years. (via haygirlhay) One of my professors made us start thinking...
day 212: one person you know you can trust?
I don’t know. I’m not a super trusting person. I guess my mom is as close as it gets.
For Tuesday: Finish these two nonfiction essays Study environmental literature Study journalism history Pick up novel unit For Thursday: Finish conceptual unit revision Study for methods/make note page Kick this cold so I can get my Stelara shot on time
The United States of America on college education
Student: I'm not going to go to college because I don't want to go into debt.
USA: YOU USELESS PIECE OF SHIT. YOU'RE GOING TO AMOUNT TO NOTHING YOU FUCKING SCUMBAG. YOU'RE THE REASON WHY MY TAXES ARE SO HIGH.
Student: I'm just going to attend a small community college instead.
USA: HAHAHA YOU WERE TOO STUPID TO GET INTO A GOOD UNIVERSITY. ENJOY YOUR MCDONALD'S DIPLOMA.
Student: I attended a four year university and received a diploma in a field I am interested in. Now I am $50,000+ in debt.
USA: YOU DUMBASS. WHY THE FUCK DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE WHEN YOU KNOW YOU COULDN'T AFFORD IT? YOU DIDN'T EVEN CHOOSE A USEFUL MAJOR EITHER. GOD PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE ME SICK.
You missed the bias...
iamlittlei: Dear students, If a site about stem cells cites the Bible but not a single scientist/scientific paper, then that site is not a reliable scientific source.
High Stakes Testing and The Stumping Story →
talesofan8thgradeteacher: This article for NPR (adapted from a story in the NY Daily News - original link in the article) honestly just made me laugh out loud this morning. Here are my thoughts on this, and in a deeper way, high stakes testing in general. Anyone who thinks it’s easy to “teach to the test” should read this story and answer those questions. Guess what, there is NO WAY any teacher...
If you have problems with homosexuality, gender...
girlwithalessonplan: We are teachers of the masses. We are the teachers of Americans, and America is never one group, idea, ideal, or identity. We are the impartial and the supportive; we are the all inclusive. We are here to show them the future and guide them there. We are teachers. We are not here to tell our students they are less than. BOOM.
File under: wait, what?
lhuddles: If George Zimmerman raised over $200,000 on a website, certainly if I set up a website, people will want to donate to me, right? A poor little teacher with student loans? Lhuddles* > George Zimmerman *lhuddles can be replaced with any teacher’s name. especially a tumblr teacher.
day 210: in a nutshell, what is your daily...
During the school year: Wake up, do typical morning type things Check internet Go to class Eat lunch More class More internet Homework More homework/internet/roommate things/other fun things Eat dinner Internet/homework/other Shower TV Bed Summer/other breaks: Wake up Internet Get dressed and do morning type things if and only if I’m doing something that day More internet ...
day 209: what do you remember most about last...
One of my close friends got married and I got to be her maid of honor. :D
Nine Female Writers Who Had To Hide Their Gender →
amandaonwriting: 1. Keeping it in the family, the three talented Brontë sisters published their writing under the surname Bell. Emily published Wuthering Heights as Ellis Bell, Charlotte brought out Jane Eyre as Currer Bell and Anne used Acton Bell to release The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, as well as their joint poetry collections and other works. 2. A. S. Byatt was born Dame Antonia Susan Duffy,...
day 208: tell us about your family.
I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters. I’ve got step parents. We’re a pretty large family. I love them all the time and like them most of the time. I don’t know. We’re pretty average I guess.
enteringeducation: Me: Would anyone like to volunteer to read? *moment of silence* Student jumps up *in a dramatic voice*: I volunteer! I volunteer as tribute!
Make-or-Break Verbs - NYTimes.com →
teachingliteracy: A sentence can offer a moment of quiet, it can crackle with energy or it can just lie there, listless and uninteresting. What makes the difference? The verb. Verbs kick-start sentences: Without them, words would simply cluster together in suspended animation. We often call them action words, but verbs also can carry sentiments (love, fear, lust, disgust), hint at cognition...
Those electric moments come just often enough keep you going, to fight for the...– John Green on writing, in this interview, which I believe took place in the Netherlands (an assumption based on all the Dutch in the description bar!) Anyway I just thought this was a terrific explanation of how it feels to write. Now I ought to return to writing this behemoth of a dissertation....
I can't believe I missed 3 days...
day 204: do you have a job, if so, where? I don’t currently have a job. School is my job right now. day 205: do you believe in love at first sight? why or why not? No. Love comes from knowing someone, and you can’t know someone just by looking at them. day 206: what’s your favorite band? Every Avenue, I guess? day 207: have you ever cried in a movie? which? I cry at movies all...
A short story must have single mood and every sentence must build towards it.– Edgar Allan Poe (via amandaonwriting)