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…
I would but generally I am unhappy with the theft/pastoral care and tendency to dispense unfair, unjust, criminal punishments (obviously not to avoid their own) on children (sometimes as young as 3). Things I would like to sight, introducing a whole generation of happy cute five years olds to “GB TV” “stars” like Dick Emery and an in person appearance at the nursery school, a little unnecessary I think.
IF I were a millionaire not a robbed peasant, I’d be relocating families to a new island as actually I am horrified at GB
I live in America, and while there are criticisms for education here as well, I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Additionally, the list includes individual teachers whose blogs you could easily check out to see if they are the type to introduce GB TV “stars”. I am actually horrified that of all the things in the internet you could take issue with, you chose this.
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!
Hi all, I’m requesting some support for my classroom this coming year. I want to give my kids every opportunity to explore and be engaged. An ipad will help to create opportunity for my classroom. It will provide more avenues for project based learning and student creation.
So I have started a Donorschoose project requesting one iPad that will be exclusively for my classroom and for student use. It will in no way be a personal device for me. I’d appreciate any support you would like to give to this project. Please message me for the link, as it’s under my real name.
Thank you :)
Hey, friends! If you can, please support my friend’s classroom. She is a great teacher who has taken on a whole lot to immerse her students in technology in the last year and she could use your help.
Want to support #education? Donate to Tumblr Teachers' Classrooms!
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.
“I never realised before entering the teaching profession that it is a full-time – and by full time, I mean an every-waking-hour – job. Even during sleep, I dream about school and staff and pupils. There is simply no escape.”—Secret Teacher: I can’t take the stress, but I don’t want to be a dropout statistic
Hi! I hope you don't mind me asking: how your South Beach Diet is going? I have found your updates to be very inspirational; I'm thinking of trying that diet as well.
It is still going well. I gained a few lbs once I switched to Phase 2, which is to be expected since a lot of what you lose in Phase 1 is water weight. I actually expected to gain back much more. But I have also stayed down in the inches I lost. Phase 2 is much more “doable,” but I find myself much more tempted since I’m not under the confines of Phase 1 if that makes sense.
Also, I think South Beach works best with regular exercise. I’ve been having some back and foot problems unrelated to the diet that have caused me to skip out on exercise more than I’d like — but have to to avoid an injury. I will feel better once I get back to jazzercise.
I go back to Florida in a little less than a week and the jazzercise places in my area don’t mesh with my work hours. Currently, I’m looking into local aerobic classes or gyms so that I can keep this up.
We have a new Rec/Community center that is halfway between where I work and live (and my commute is under 8 minutes) so I’m hopeful to do some classes after work with come co-workers who will help keep me accountable on the exercise thing. I also know a group of gals that do Zumba after work hours in a classroom once a week, so I may join in on that until the community center opens.
Thanks for the question. I haven’t been posting as much mostly because I don’t want to bore people, but am happy to answer questions!
Roughly half a million U.S. teachers either move or leave the profession each year—attrition that costs the United States up to $2.2 billion annually. This high turnover rate disproportionately affects high-poverty schools and seriously compromises the nation’s capacity to ensure that all students have access to skilled teaching, according to this Alliance report.
“And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.”—"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)
I am working on my summer project for work that I assigned myself.
I am organizing our Science standards, putting the examples for meeting the standards under the standards (our standards are online and you have to go to new windows to see the examples are really annoying), then pulling from the Galileo and Zula curriculum to match up what activities go with what plus finding/organizing extension/supplemental activities (or just activities that might be better than what we have). All I can think of is, “I should have started this sooner!”
YOU CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT SOMEONE BY THE TYPE OF MUSIC THEY LISTEN TO. HIT SHUFFLE ON YOUR IPOD, PHONE, ITUNES, MEDIA PLAYER ETC AND WRITE DOWN THE FIRST 20 SONGS. THEN PASS THIS ON TO 10 PEOPLE. ONE RULE: NO SKIPPING
“An unaccompanied child migrant was the first person in line on opening day of the new immigration station at Ellis Island. Her name was Annie Moore, and that day, January 1, 1892, happened to be her 15th birthday. She had traveled with her two little brothers from Cork County, Ireland, and when they walked off the gangplank, she was awarded a certificate and a $10 gold coin for being the first to register. Today, a statue of Annie stands on the island, a testament to the courage of millions of children who passed through those same doors, often traveling without an older family member to help them along.”—Child Migrants Have Been Coming to America Alone Since Ellis Island | Mother Jones
You can pick your friends. You can pick your job. You can pick your religion. But you can’t really pick your neighbors.
Neighbors are a terrible thing from hell.
This is a really negative way to think. You shouldn’t think of your neighbors as enemies or as bad people. You should think of them as what they really are:
And when an animal gets out of hand you don’t call the police. You just outsmart them.
My neighbor Gary is a real piece of shit. His favorite thing to do on Saturday mornings is to open his garage door at 7am, play some weird country music, and spend 2 hours dragging all of his used garbage out onto his lawn for an impromptu yard sale. Old sweatshirts, crappy vinyl records that nobody wants, and toys his three dumb-looking kids got tired of playing with.
Sure, everyone has a yard sale now and again. But every Saturday? Not cool, Gary. He rarely seems to sell anything, anyway. I think he’s just bored. But it’s tremendously annoying. People drive slowly on our street and he talks loudly with them on his lawn. It’s really unbearable.
I’ve asked Gary on 4 separate occasions to limit his yard sales to once a month. I’ve even offered to help him set up a table and put out signs. He told me he would consider it, but he hasn’t stopped. Last Saturday he told me to “put a sock in it.”
Okay, Gary. I’ll put a sock in it.
On Tuesday I knocked on Gary’s door and told him I was sorry I had bothered him about the yard sales but in doing so I had noticed he was parking his car on the street instead of in his garage. I told Gary that I was buying a second car and I wanted a place to store it and asked if he would be willing to rent me his garage. I offered him $250 a month and I even offered to pay 6 months up front if he agreed to let me keep it for a year. He asked for $300 and we settled at $275.
I had never seen Gary happier. Not only had I “put a sock in it” but I was even now paying him to rent his garage. What a loser I am!
This morning at 7am Gary started collecting all of his house garbage on the lawn to sell to passerby. Another yard sale? Oh, joy!
Well, today, Gary had a very special customer: Me.
I asked Gary how much money he thought he would get if he sold all of the things he had out. He told me everything was worth about $75.
I offered him $100 for everything. It’s Gary’s lucky day! He gladly accepted my offer and asked me if I wanted help getting everything into my house.
What a kind offer. He helped me put everything in paper bags and then asked me if I needed help carrying them. It was like 20 bags! I politely declined and pulled his garage door clicker out of my pocket. I opened his garage door and, bag by bag, put all the things that used to clutter his garage back into his garage.
"Where are you going to put your car?" asked Gary.
"Oh, I decided not to get another car," I said. "I’m just going to use this place to store all the crap I don’t want. Have a nice day, Gary."
I closed the garage door and walked back to my house.
Right now, Gary is probably still on his lawn, without anything to sell, and a garage full of trash. He won’t be alone for long though. I’m doing laundry now, so later today I’m going to go back over to my rented garage and “put a sock in it.”