Text

Every person that has arrived after me has been carded except me.

*sigh* Yes, I will have another.

Photo
lostmyselfinthedarkness:

v.v
Photo

I have interesting students and I have learned to accept their choice of style, but when a student walks into my classroom and greets me with pupil-less eyes I am forced to take the above picture and ask…

ME: Uhm, why?
STUDENT: To get reactions like yours.
ME: Well done. Carry on.

Later, a student walked in with plain white lenses and I could only see his pupils.

Photo

Looked for that perfect gif to explain my weekend. This stuff gets easier, right? I hate to break it to you, but it doesn’t. It shouldn’t. It reminds me that I still have a heart.

Source: antoinedore
Text

I tried setting my students up with a Gmail account earlier in the semester and I ran into a number of problems including assuming they would already know how to do this.

So in planning for next year I would like to know if you have any tips.

Thanks!

Photo Set

Brock Peters started to cry while shooting the testifying scene, without rehearsing it this way, and Gregory Peck said that he had to look past him, instead of looking him in the eye, without choking up himself.

(via denythequotidian)

Source: gregorypecks
Text

In a previous post I mentioned how I did not know if and when I will sign my contract for next school-year and how whatever the case may be, I will just have to wait and see.

Well, I still did not sign a contract, but my High School Principal informed me that some changes would be made to our Department (and yeah, that is how he began THAT conversation) and that I will be part of the faculty for next year.

ME: Wait, just to be clear, you are renewing my contract?
PRINCIPAL: Yes. We like you here.
ME: SWEET…I mean, thank you.

Then I shook his hand and went about my day. I needed this feedback. I really like what I do and although I can really be bummed out by the end of the day because I am tired or a student just really irked me, I am still happy to wake up the next morning willing to test the new adventure.

I have met some really cool teachers. Teachers who really know and own their craft, and there are teachers who I do not necessarily agree with but use that opportunity to ask myself, "What would I do…?"

I am still going to go about my business and strengthen my skills even though I did not physically sign a contract. I am glad to hear that the Principal say that he wants me to come back next year, but life experience has told me the same thing, and though my Principal’s word is like gold on campus, nothing is set in stone just yet.

Video

hithertokt:

First ‘Girl Meets World’ trailer.

It’s really happening. ..

Source: hithertokt
Link

Do Teachers Really Need to Dress Professionally?

Answer
  • Question: My A-level students are currently studying 'Paradise Lost Book IX' and ''Tis Pity She's a Whore'. During the next lesson we will be looking at the original epics, notably 'The Odyssey', and their similarities with PL, as well as looking at Caroline Theatre and TPSaH discussing similarities in language and theme. I've made my worksheets but I'm struggling to integrate activities into the lesson - do you have any suggestions? Thanks. P.S. Love this tumblr :) - literaryutopia
  • Answer:

    Oh, good question and great reads. Anyone have a suggestions?

Photo
Photo
Since the 10th and 11th graders are going into California State Testing, my 9th graders will be taking a preparation California High School Exit Exam. My 9th graders have anxiety for an exam they may or may not even take during their sophomore year. I told my students to always try their best for whatever test this state, this school, this country will give them.

Since the 10th and 11th graders are going into California State Testing, my 9th graders will be taking a preparation California High School Exit Exam. My 9th graders have anxiety for an exam they may or may not even take during their sophomore year. I told my students to always try their best for whatever test this state, this school, this country will give them.

Text

As most of my followers know, I am an interning teacher. I am paid to teach as long as I am enrolled in a University and earning my teaching credential.

But I have worked the education system for about 12 years and I have learned to accept changes in education which included losing a job in the afterschool program industry due to budget cuts.

And having been assigned two different long-term Substitute Teacher gigs and then dismissed three days and two-weeks before the school-year ended.

Yes, I am a bit jaded about how long I can keep a job.

This uncertainly probably will not go away until sometime between having my teaching credential and tenure. But for the meantime, I keep telling myself to not be too comfortable, even if teachers and the administration express how much they like me.

The state makes decisions.
The district makes decisions.
The school makes decisions.

In-between their decisions:
I teach.

Tomorrow I have my final meeting regarding my observations with the High School Principal. I do not know when I will sign the contract for next year, or if I will even get offered the chance. Whatever the case may be, I will just have to wait and see.

Photo

My best friend posted on Facebook that she wanted these yarns. She is big on knitting at this point in her life and she is rather good at it. Plus, when she talks about knitting she has the excitement equal to the time she first talked to me about the man who would later be her husband. That is a pretty big comparison!

So I bought her two of each color from Craftsy.com

I always tell her it is the little things that make all the difference.
Photo Set

:) 

Words, words, words…

(via michesith)

Source: belleresources