I’m getting really excited planning my road trip! I really hope it works out. My roommate is pretty reliable so I think it really can. But we’re trying to find one or two more people to go with us so that we can split up the driving better because it’s going to be over 5,000 miles. I’ve been really wanting to visit the southwest for a while so I’m really excited...
:with love and squalor: Why I'm not attending my... →
benotprouddeath: fornoesis: I’m supposed to graduate from Johns Hopkins this Thursday (does it count as my graduation even if I’m not going?). I’m not going. There are a number of reasons for this, though I kind of regret not registering. Yes, I am still getting my diploma from Hopkins with a 4.0 GPA and my graduate degree… Am I the only one who doesn’t actually see the ‘why’ in this post. ...
Why I'm not attending my masters graduation
I’m supposed to graduate from Johns Hopkins this Thursday (does it count as my graduation even if I’m not going?). I’m not going. There are a number of reasons for this, though I kind of regret not registering. Yes, I am still getting my diploma from Hopkins with a 4.0 GPA and my graduate degree in Urban Education. But I’ve had serious issues with the entire masters...
My roommate and I are planning a road trip in June, when I’m finished teaching for the year and before she starts her BCTR training. The route probably looks a bit circuitous, but it’s intentionally planned—originally, we were just going to New Orleans, the reason being that there is a likelihood I will be moving there in the relatively near future, and I’ve never been...
I haven’t been posting lately because I’ve been too busy rereading my entire tumblr (yes, all 100+ pages of it) in some effort to find direction for my life. I think I thought if I went back far enough, the way I feel now might start to make sense to me. So here’s what I’ve come to understand: [[MORE]]1. I used to post a LOT more. Starting around the time of my...
"Ms. A, you got some Old Bay in you. You just...
In perhaps the only display of...
Did I win the teacher lottery, or lose it?
20 years of schooling and they put you on the day...
I am officially done with my master’s degree!
rampaigehalseyface: seababe: You really only understand how drunk you are when you’re peeing
trillaryclinton: theroyalnonsense: SHOUT OUT TO ALL MY GIRLS WITH THE RED LINES UNDER THEY NAMES! ayyyeeee
Teacher Appreciation Day
I don’t feel very appreciated, how about yourself?
My entire school smells really bad (basically like urine) which is something I’m used to but someone got one of those gel air fresheners and I just walked by it and it was the same kind I used to put in my room when I was in college and the smell literally washed over me and depressed the hell out of me. I actually can’t believe it’s been two years since I graduated. That’s...
Today we had our final Teach For America professional development Saturday. It was quite emotional for many as it entailed feedback, reflection, and suggestions for how TFA can improve itself. Second years, who are preparing to exit the program in June, were gathered together for what is probably the last time, and received certificates of completion. Many people cried at the different sessions...
manifestdestinyschild asked: My final project fucking hits hard. When im done i'll send it to you.
diariesoffranzkafka asked: god why would you recommend top of the lake i feel so awful but like richly awful the kind of "now you see things with clarity" awful feeling. and i've still got two episodes left.
Had a moment today-
One of my kiddos from last year who is now in my coworker-best-friend’s kindergarten class, who also happens to be the son of my other coworker-best-friend (she is a long term sub at my school) was hanging out with me after school while my coworkers went on a quick home visit. I’ve seen him doing an awesome job with his decodable readers and books they’re reading in his class,...
WHEN TATTLING GETS OUT OF CONTROL
Top of the Lake
I don’t know if any of my followers have seen Top of the Lake, though I hear Netflix is getting it and I suspect this will drastically increase its popularity shortly. It’s a 7-episode mini series on BBC set and shot in New Zealand that stars the actress who plays Peggy on Mad Men. It is so complex and rich and fascinating that I really feel the need to write about...
학원 스타일 Hagwon Style: "White lies" →
hagwonstyle: S.A. admitted he’s willing to fudge the truth on how bad our hagwon is if it means he gets his letter of reference for the past two years once his replacement arrives. This reality had occurred to me before when I saw a funny Craigslist ad for a job assuring the applicant far too exuberantly how… I’m in a bit of a different position considering I teach in the US, but...
I had a really nice day today
I’m excited and so are my kids because we’re going on our first and only field trip tomorrow, to the zoo! And the weather is gonna be great zoo weather, and we’re so excited, and we’re gonna see giraffes, which we’re all really excited about. And we got free t-shirts because this is a free, district-wide field trip for all the pre-Ks in the city. And it’s...
N.Y. student attends class remotely via robot →
Devon Carrow’s life-threatening allergies don’t allow him to go to school. But the 4-foot-tall robot with a wireless video hookup gives him the school experience remotely, allowing him to participate in class, stroll through the hallways, hang out at recess and even take to the auditorium stage when there’s a show. This is the most incredible thing I’ve ever read!
i'm back on this dayquil/nyquil train once again
i won’t be off this train til i get a new job that isn’t preschool teacher
I had such a bad week last week that I'm actually...
Especially because some of the drama carried over into the weekend via email. My para told me that I’m so good at voicing my opinions and standing up for what’s right, but that I need to learn how to deal with the consequences of that. She’s right. If you could just take her, my kids, and me, and deposit us on island somewhere, hopefully with a Smartboard, everything would be...