I am exhausted beyond productivity and it is only 9:15. Time to do that thing where I go to bed early in exchange for getting up at 4. Ugh why isn’t it June I am so over these ridiculously long days.
YOU GET AN OSCAR! YOU GET AN OSCAR!
jetaimetaylor: EVERYBODY GETS OOOOSSCAAAAAARSSSSS!
Trent Reznor, Academy Award winner
the-disgruntledgradstudent: kiss-distinctly-american: I think the 90s are officially and completely dead now. RIGHT? RIGHT? *sobs*
COLIN FIRTH IS NOT LAUGHING
froghat: ~HE IS BRITISH~
Surely I am not the only one who felt unbearably awkward during the whole Best Supporting Actress segment.
girlwithalessonplan: Is James…high? Possibly, but I still want to have his babies.
Experienced Elementary School Teacher Realizes... →
Just another Sunday afternoon researching mad cow disease and prions in order to teach about proteins and protein synthesis. My kids are going to be delightfully grossed out by the infected brain tissue pictures… Seriously, the absolute best way to get these kids to listen is to show them pictures of gross or weird biological phenomena. When I showed them the Blue People they were...
Fact-Free Science - NYTimes.com →
Just got an encouraging, cheerlead-y e-mail from my field supervisor. Good to know I wasn’t the only one working on a Sat night. Also needed the encouragement going into next week.
Urban Ministries of Durham Flash Game about... →
This is a powerful little flash game designed to demonstrate the difficult choices by unemployed, underemployed, and low-wage earning Americans. I actually got a little emotional clicking through it—many of the scenarios were straight out of my childhood and straight out of the present of too many of my family members. Posting stuff like this on Tumblr is totally preaching to the choir,...
Why is it that whenever my feministy stuff gets...
rabblevolunteer: stfuconservatives: ginger-gal: Seriously. Happens every time. We get that a lot too. I hate to be ageist, but seriously, at that age your world view is so limited that it is very easy to believe the “abortion=murder” lie when it’s first fed to you. I know many progressives who thought the same thing when they were that age. While it’s certainly unfair and a little...
The Liberal Life: To Block A Gay-Straight... →
liberal-life: A Corpus Christi, TX school district has responded to a student’s request to create a Gay-Straight Alliance — by shutting down all extracurricular clubs on campus. Flour Bluff Intermediate School District’s move comes after its high school gained national attention by blocking senior…
Texas group to offer college scholarships to white... →
girlwithalessonplan: File under: Headlines I never thought I would see. Oh good, someone is finally looking out for the white men in Texas.
Why rugby is better than American football: A rugby match is 80 min. Total viewing time, including half time, is about 105 min. An American football game is 60 min of play. Total viewing time is generally 180 min.
Out watching some Six Nations rugby at a pub in the Southside. I’m surrounded by accents and Guinness and rugby and it’s awesome.
Favorite Song Friday Lark by Josh Ritter This...
I’m a teacher. I spend each of my 180 days wrapping your children in love,...– Via Vodka Mom (via positivelypersistentteach)
Got a lease renewal form in the mail today from my landlord. File under: questions I can’t even consider beginning to think about answering any time soon
I’m Not There/Bob Dylan
It is really difficult to find quality, content-level appropriate representations online. There are 8 billion YouTube animations of DNA, but most are just 3-D versions of the same cartoon shown in textbooks. I want something that actually shows the molecular shape of the backbone and base pairs. So far I have seen only one video that does so, and it is bogged down with some technical chemistry...
Other People Do This Too, Right?
lazybookreviews: Walk around the house singing current pop songs with the lyrics slightly altered to replace most nouns with the names of your cats?
Labor is winning the battle of Wisconsin →
Ugh. No idea where my original Praxis I score report is. I took it in the fall of 2008, back when I was still in the “I live in MI, Pittsburgh is just temporary for school!” mindset, so I suspect that it is somewhere in MI. However, I am pretty sure that at one point it was at my dad’s in Ohio…I thought it wound up in my cedar chest when I went to London, but it is not...
Just Blowing my Own Horn
Finally settling down to work after an appropriately lazy snow day morning. Yesterday at school the English teacher on my team told me that she knew I was doing well in the classroom because she often overhears the kids talking about how “hard” I am as a teacher. ”That’s a compliment,” she told me. ”When they talk about how much they love a teacher,...
Girl with a Lesson Plan: Tumblr Teacher List: ... →
girlwithalessonplan: You know that rather lengthy Roll Call I had been working on? WELL, IT’S JUST BEEN UPDATED AND SNAZZED OUT, YA’LL. world-shaker has put together a Google form to serve as the NEW OFFICIAL TUMBLR TEACHER LIST! Here’s what you have to do: world-shaker, positively persistent teach,… I can’t imagine that I have teacher followers who do not follow...
positivelypersistentteach: cheatsheet: Detroit has been ordered to close half the city’s public schools and consolidate students as part of an emergency plan that would eliminate the district’s $327 million deficit by 2014. The plan also means that class sizes in Detroit will jump to 60 students per class. 60 kids per class??? Does this include primary classes? Will teachers be given more...
CNN: Why America's teachers are enraged →
positivelypersistentteach: The uprising in Madison is symptomatic of a simmering rage among the nation’s teachers. They have grown angry and demoralized over the past two years as attacks on their profession escalated. The much-publicized film “Waiting for Superman” made the specious claim that “bad teachers” caused low student test scores. A Newsweek cover last yearproposed that the key to...
Mentor: Martha Chase, one of the few women scientists we learn about… Student: what about Anne Frank?
amaro e dolce: Michigan's beer boom. →
det-riot: For craft brewers, the glass isn’t just half-full, it’s overflowing. KALAMAZOO — These are heady times for Michigan craft beer. While the state’s unemployment rate stood around 12 percent entering this year, breweries, microbreweries and brew pubs from West Michigan to…
And another Sunday evening cutting up pipe cleaners…
Gave a test with a 76% average! Wooooo!
STFU, Conservatives: Obama Rescinds Bush... →
liberal-lad: The Obama administration revoked most of a controversial federal regulation designed to protect health-care workers who choose not to provide care they find morally objectionable. The rule was put into effect during the final days of George W. Bush’s presidency, and was…
Favorite Song Friday The Decemberists—June...