Glad I'm not in Baltimore Right Now
I’m quite sure I wouldn’t have power.
Me: I finished my first quarter labs for GT.
Grandparents: Oh, so you're all done with work for the summer?
I have written up all of the labs my GT students will be doing for the entire 1st quarter. I have GoogleCalendar-ed the entirety of 1st quarter for GT. I’ve completed the first four weeks of student calendars for GT. (Yes, I do have other preps. But this one is easiest to do right now because I can use last year as a direct template. Then I can revise down for Bio regular. Ecology is...
Today is my birthday.
quixoticandabsurd: :-D Hope your birthday is awesome!
Allison Unsupervised: evaluating the appearance →
allisonunsupervised: Among yesterday’s news that I missed ‘til this morning is that my state has been granted a waiver from No Child Left Behind. The waivers are the mechanism created to address the absolute certainty that 100% of the students in a state will not either be proficient in reading and math by 2014. To… Allison nails it, as usual.
I just spreadsheeted my finances for July and August and I am in good shape! Turns out August is a 3-pay month for us, and because of pay dates I’m getting away with not using either July check for rent! It looks like I will easily be able to afford a new bed (!) and will probably be able to throw a little cash toward my credit card balance. And with all my expenses-paid traveling in July...
Papa is a Talker
Me, coming in from a run: [panting, getting water]
Papa: Was it hot out there?
Me: [pouring water, panting, nodding]
Papa: You're out of breath!
Me: [trying to drink water and nod at the same time]
Papa: Do you feel OK?
Me: [trying to drink water and nod at the same time]
Papa: I'll stop trying to talk to you now.
That moment when you're at the pharmacy picking up...
nextyearsgirl: And then you realize that, because of the man you voted for sticking up for the basic right to affordable health care, today millions of other people found out that they are going to be able to stop making the choice between food and medicine, and will get to experience that relief too. Thank you, President Obama.
tjuefem asked: WHY HAVE YOU NOT BLOGGED ABOUT US HANGING OUT? WHY HAVE YOU NOT TOLD EVERYONE HOW BEAUTIFUL AND PERSONABLE I AM? WHY DOES YOUR ENTIRE BLOGGING FANBASE NOT KNOW ABOUT ME YET? ARE YOU ASHAMED? YOUR LACK OF BLOGGING ABOUT ME IS NOT, AS ONE DIRECTION MIGHT SAY, WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL. Love, Caitlin
Nazi UFO Conspiracy
is the title of the “History” Channel show my grandfather is watching. Sigh.
katy-mylady asked: lhuddles took my question...(unless you have other advice for a first-year science teacher?)
lhuddles asked: Give me advice for my first year of teaching. I'm thinking I'll still fall on my face sometimes, but maybe I'll fall on the grass and not the asphalt.
alwaysholdingontostarsss asked: This might not be super entertaining but here I go! I've been following you for a while and I just graduated in December with my education degree. I'm seriously struggling to find a job and I was just wondering if you had any helpful hints? I live in Michigan and seriously do not want to stay here for so many reasons. (that you no doubt understand) So I was just curious about what...
Drop something in my inbox! Entertain me.
I’ve stayed in touch with my two high school English teachers. My hometown is small and mostly rural. The school is small; it’s an everyone-knows-everyone kind of place. Change is slow. Many of my former teachers are still there. Hell, many of my former classmates are still around town. I had dinner with said English teachers today. They greeted me with something I never expected:...
Spent All Yesterday Afternoon
Writing a lab that I now have to re-write because I didn’t consider my equipment limitations. It’s my own stupid fault, but I’m annoyed. That was two hours of a summer afternoon. It’s the most complicated lab of the school year, so it’s no small task to rewrite. In fact, it’s so detail oriented that I don’t even trust myself to revise it; it will be less...
: My neighbor’s granddaughter is the cutest thing... →
edisonhatesme: My neighbor’s granddaughter is the cutest thing on the planet. She’s maybe 3 and runs around with her wild curly blonde hair every which away, and, as a fellow curly girl, a few months ago I squatted down to say hello to her and told her how much I loved her curly hair. She blushed and looked down…
In Plain English: The Affordable Care Act, including its individual mandate that...– Amy Howe: Scotusblog (via gjmueller) I am so relieved and, quite frankly, surprised.
Downside of Staying with the Grandparents:
All the terrible morning/daytime TV. Seriously, this crap is inane.
remindedofthebabe asked: Hi! That Briggs Myers profile you just posted is cool! Do you mind messaging me the website you used to make it? :) Also, I couldn't find your fanmail button so I hope this reaches you!
Did you send me something?
If you sent me a message today, I didn’t get it. Use Fan Mail please. You can e-mail me at email@example.com, but I don’t check it often. (Not only are Tumblr asks buggy at the best of time, I’ve been on strictly mobile Tumblr for about a month now, and we all know how that goes.)
Wanna Know Why the Bullied Bus Monitor Is Now... →
lipstick-feminists: goldenrodrunning submitted: The vacation fund for Karen Klein, the 68-year-old grandmother who was harassed and threatened by boys on the school bus she was monitoring has just hit half a million dollars. It’s great that kind souls, feeling like they want to do something, have stepped up and made financial donations. But let’s get real: We’re to blame. We’re the reason she...
Moon landing was real. Evolution exists. Tax cuts lose revenue. The research has...– Austan Goolsbee, on the idea that tax cuts will pay for themselves by improving the economy. (via theatlantic)
Science sells itself. It needs no polish or varnish or manufactured appeal to be...– Megan Garber, reacting to a European Commission ad titled “Science: It’s a Girl Thing!” (via theatlantic)
The world is full of places to which I want to return.– Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier (via bookmania)
Why Johnny Can’t Add Without a Calculator →
gjmueller: Though serious empirical research fails to show any beneficial effects of technology, it also doesn’t demonstrate any harm. The emphasis on technology is in part damaging because of its opportunity cost, both in effort on the part of policymakers and in terms of money. It also distracts from the real problem: teachers who don’t understand enough about math or science. To sum up,...
There’s this interesting phenomenon in education where students expect to be...– Me. Just now.
We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills, critical thinking skills...– The Texas Republican 2012 platform, which officially opposes teaching students “critical thinking skills. Wow… (via kristenegetsit) I just would like to add that in my Master’s classes, at a Christian university, our biggest emphasis was on teaching critical thinking skills to our students. If...