It’s been an ongoing debate for months, with each side pointing the finger at the other side. The issue? Verizon customers watching Netflix with slow playback speeds. The crux of the issue is that when streaming Netflix using Verizon, the speeds seem to be slower than normal causing buffering and a poor viewing experience.
After calling and using twitter to resolve the issue related to my A/C being broken and the warranty that should have been in effect until 2020, I was told that there was nothing that could be done by Maytag or the company that owns Maytag, Nordyne. Considering the repair was going to put me out about $2,000 — I decided that it was worth another shot. I wrote an e-mail last night to some Nordyne higher ups explaining my situation (first time homeowner, single income, teacher in Title I area) and the problem with my a/c and the warranty. Due to the heat in Florida, (current temp is 94 degrees, but weather report says it “feels like” over 100 degrees) I had to move forward with the repair.
Today I received a lovely call from Bob Marx at Nordyne who was able to arrange for the replacement part be provided. I still have to pay for the install that was done, but as I read the warranty, I would have been responsible for that anyways. I haven’t gotten the final bill, but by my estimate it should cut it in half.
I am happy to see people do the right thing and to see this company stand behind their project.
Argument: Early teenage sex and marriage were common in Medieval Europe, as in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet where the heroine is 13 going on 14. Fictional portrayals, such as Game of Thrones, also give us an accurate glimpse at what sexual and marriage customs might have been like (sex and marriage to very young women was acceptable). In the past old enough to bleed, old enough to breed was the norm.
My answer in brief: Wrong.
I wish I had access to like JSTOR and other databases because I really want to read some of the articles cited here (especially the one mentioned at the end, “Oral Contraceptives and Early-Term Abortifacients during Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages”). Soon, soon I hope
Hey! Let me know if you’d like a free 10-day trial for JPASS - individual access to JSTOR. There’s more than 1,700 journals available, I’m happy to set you up.
“'Secrets have power,' Widget begins. 'And that power diminishes when they are shared, so they are best kept and kept well. Sharing secrets, real secrets, important ones, with even one other person, will change them. Writing them down is worse, because who can tell how many eyes might see them inscribed on paper, no matter how careful you might be with it. So it's really best to keep your secrets when you have them, for their own good, as well as yours.”—Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
We would do that with our hands at parties. ..pre-record-everything era…it doesn’t hurt because the fire uses the alcohol vapors. I haven’t see the vids you’re talking about though…it is much more dramatic?
The videos are mostly of boys. They stand in the shower and pour alcohol over their chest and stomach and light it on fire. The news cut the video before showing the fire, but did show severe burns kids had afterwards and said the scars are likely permanent. The fire chief interviewed talked about the seriousness of such acts that the kids may not be thinking of.
Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that kind millionaires more people will see it and more support can be given. All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!
As the new school year approaches, we are obviously in denial teachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget). Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby. Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.
Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies. In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped. I am in awe of the teachers in this community. After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year. If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist. If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.
So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.
According to the news, local teens are pouring alcohol over their bare skin, setting themselves on fire, recording it, and posting it online. That this is a trend.
Many questions. Is this how self-harm is manifesting in some kids? Is it a cry for attention? Will the framing of this as a stupid new trend that kids are doing (which may be true for some) prevent others from seeing that for some kids this may be a huge cry for help?
High school teachers, are you seeing this at your schools? How is it being handled?
Fellow teachers! I was out shopping yesterday and noticed a sign next to the register at The Limited. The sign promised a 15% discount for educators, military personnel, and students. Unfortunately, I don’t have my school ID yet so I couldn’t cash in on it. But that gave me…
We have 132 votes at the moment, the person in first place has 1.4 K.
But the power of tumblr is infinite, so please help?!
Licky has been a huge supporter of us over the years, ALWAYS reblogging our wishlists and other endeavors. This costs us nothing. I implore you to vote and reblog. #education always supports those who support us!
My students need quality texts, such as 100 Best-Loved Poems, to better study creative writing, and thus be better poets and writers themselves. My creative writing classroom is a jovial, laid-back workshop environment. My students work independently or collaboratively on their writing, but come together in a professional, collegiate-like…
Alrighty, tumblr! I need your help—again!
I’ve put together a project to fund textbooks for my creative writing class. We have no textbooks. At all. I write all the curriculum myself, and I want to have some solid textbooks for students to read and explore different writers and poems.
SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 6. HOLY CRAP.
But if this is funded quickly, my students this semester will still benefit from this.
AND HERE IS THE BEST PART: Give to my classroom by August 3 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).
I hope you can help me. You’ve done it before for my maps project, and I am eternally grateful. I hope you can help again.
Well before I head to bed, let me try to explain how much I love my job in a totally selfish manner.
I am self-conscious about how I look. I am even more self-conscious when I am not feeling well (or my house is like 90 degrees inside and moving the slightest makes me think I am dying), but since I am all by myself here, I have to go run my errands looking awful anyways.
I went to Walmart tonight after being away from Florida for over a month. I heard my name screamed, had children running to me, and hugs from at least 8 families. So much joy in their faces just to see me.
I spend much of my time trying to instill in my students self-worth that isn’t based looks or being perfect. It is important to me to develop relationships with my students and their families and to let them know they are important and special to me.
Today, I got all that returned to me ten-fold. And no one noticed how awful I looked, not even the parents who were also genuinely happy to see me.
Today, one of the most important pieces of legislation for people with disabilities in the US turns 24. Authored by Senator Tom Harkin and signed into law by George H. W. Bush, the law provides many protections for people with disabilities. Primarily, it prevents discrimination based on disability like its ideological predecessor, the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Rights and visibility for the disabled on America still has a long way to go, but this law was a huge step forward for Americans.
This is kind of embarrassing. You have American’s who can’t find the heart to help these people so now we have the Canadians coming to the rescue. We are thrilled to spend trillions of dollars in war in other countries to “Help Them” but can’t find the heart to put these people on a payment plan they can afford. “Values”?
During the school year, there are many nights when I just can’t wait to go to bed and enjoy the smoothness of my sheets and the pillow top mattress that makes me feel like a feather resting on a cloud.
During the summer, there’s so much I want to do and I want to use every minute to my advantage. Plus, the bed I use at my parents’ house is not a dream. But tonight, oh tonight, I’m going to be a Diva Sleeper.
I’m debating whether I should buy a lamintor or not..
Any good ones reasonably priced you would recommend?
I bought this one for myself 2 years ago. It continues to work well. I bought it at Walmart or Target for a few dollars less than the Amazon price. We have a laminator at school, but we are not allowed to use it. Only the production assistants are, and even when I put things in weeks ahead of time — I was getting them back a week after I had needed them. These are the best deals on laminating sheets I’ve found I’ve heard Costco has a better deal, but they are always all out. (Shout out to whoever bought me some last year. I used them all and then had to buy even more myself! Crazy!) Also, these sheets are thicker than the lamination rolls used at my school. So my materials are a lot more sturdy.
I just reblogged your list of classroom wish-lists, if any of you wonderful teachers find yourself with a left handed student, message me and I'll get you a pair of scissors for them. All I ask in return is that you let them write on the "wrong" side of the paper if they feel that is more comfortable. (I used to turn over my notebooks in school so I wouldn't get painful 'train tracks' on my arm, but had to stop because my teachers were tired of the punch holes being on the wrong side. )
Passing this along. I have scissors made for left or right handed students. In Pre-K things are more child-led than following a right or wrong way (within reason) and it wouldn’t be appropriate to force a kid to wrote with the spiral side on the “right side” if it hurt them. Thanks for the support!