Tumblr Teacher: Girl with a Lesson Plan: Reblog... →
hagofhags: rouxfully: Mousenest! One look at my hair situation could’ve told you why. Paduuk, Noekie (yes, sounds like nookie, shut up), Snoek. I’m the original Snookie, apparently. I don’t even know. These were all things my mom called me. I have no idea where she came up with… Sunshine, BK (Dad still calls me this—he doesn’t remember why but thinks I had a pair of...
It's the little things
When I get called over the intercom now, my name gets pronounced properly.
Getting it Together
Last year there was no missing homework in my gifted class until November. We’ve only been back for a week and there’s already been 4 or 5 kids who missed my first homework assignment. I hope they learn quick.
Want to carry a concealed handgun to a crowded movie theater? The Republican...– Conor Friedersdorf (via azspot)
We were happy, studying hard. Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had...– Ann Romney, Mitt and Ann Romney—Portrayed by Sister Romney as Struggling, Just-Getting-By, Stock-Selling Students at BYU (via robot-heart-politics) Oh my god, Ann! This sounds JUST LIKE my parents’ story! You know, the one where they were so poor that they had to work three low-wage jobs apiece,...
I Don't Know
Just in general. I don’t know about this school year. I was really excited about it up until last week. But my schedule is challenging and I already feel stuck-in-a-rut. My first period class in on level biology, mostly sophomores with a junior or two and a couple of seniors. They’re mostly all right, behavior wise, but the ones that aren’t really really are not. I am...
I remembered the gradual patience That fell from that cloud like snow, Flake...– James Russell Lowell, “The First Snowfall” (Unitarian, poet, reformer) I need a good snowfall.
Fell down my stairs this morning.
Is it Friday yet?
Not sure why I thought lesson planning with my...
I have no willpower.
A person who understood the process of photosynthesis wouldn’t be sad.– one of my students who has yet to experience the hell that is the photosynthesis unit of introductory biology. Sorry, kid.
I feel like its also too soon to just order pizza...
Look at all the bothers I give. I am behind already and it is only the second day. Why in the hell did I think I was planned for this week?
We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.– Neil Newhouse, a Republican pollster, on the Romney campaign’s dishonest welfare ad.
Not Accepting Work
I’ve been thinking all evening about what I can do to establish rigor in my “regular” (couldn’t we please call it something else?!) biology class (10-12 graders). Today in class they had a scaffolded writing assignment. Most did fine, some did very well, others didn’t do it/didn’t follow directions/etc. Tomorrow I’m going to hand back the ones that were...
It seems a bit soon for the "It's 10PM what am I...
But, here we are.
hisnamewasbeanni replied to your post: Firsts & Notables I looked it up, and as far as I can tell, “Well, I’m back” is either referring to Sam’s final spoken words in “Return of the King”, an Eminem lyric, or an ACDC lyric. It’s the LotR reference, obviously ;)
hey snix.: Tag your posts! →
itssnix: I also only promote 2-3 times a day, unless I have time to go looking. And sometimes I don’t do that because of the amounts of gross nekkidness that are on the tags. We can’t promote posts unless we see them. We can only see them if they show up on our dash or on a tag. I track…
Whichever editor is promoting gross, ableist junk...
Truthbombs. I really wish there was a way for all of us #education editors to see who is promoting what.
Firsts & Notables
Well, I’m back (Tumblr brownie points for the first person to get the reference). Firsts: —Day with kids —Realizing that I am in fact pretty damn good at kids’ names —Writing assignment to grade —Homework assigned —Phone calls home —Student question via e-mail —“Stupid tired” feeling —Post school “I’m...
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.– William Durant (via earth-and-space) See iamlittlei, geology always wins. Without biology, my dear geologist, the earth would an entirely unappreciated geological wonder.
Teaching, Take Two
Tomorrow is the first day for students! This year has already thrown me a few curveballs, and I’ve hardly interacted with kids yet. In-service seemed to take FOREVER. I’m still getting my head around the fact that tomorrow the craziness begins and my thinking time is pretty much gone until winter break. I have one student with multiple, significant disabilities in my ecology class...
Always a Positive: Fashionable Teacher Week: 27-31... →
detroitsomething: Dear #Education community, So it seems like there is a good number of teachers out there who are interested in doing a fashionable teacher week. Those of you who are not back just yet are still welcome to throw some outfits out here! Starting Monday and every day next…
Positively Persistent Teach: merit pay is not... →
criticalconsciousness: Since the number of teachers so honored will inevitably be limited in any given year, the program will create a much larger pool of non-recipients, many of whom will be hard working, praise-worthy teachers, who will automatically be labeled, at best, “average,” and…
For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request....– From the family of Neil Armstrong, full statement here (via visceralconnection)
apparently these are all the reasons i'm still... →
quixoticandabsurd: alwaysholdingontostarsss: these people are douche bags. But it was good for a laugh!
My classroom is precisely 8 billion degrees
And I am a melty, sweaty mess.
Caucasian students receive more than three-quarters (76%) of all institutional...– The Distribution of Grants and Scholarships by Race (via sinidentidades) But I thought it was so hard affording college when you’re not a minority? We DONT actually get everything handed to us? (via newwavefeminism)
Two DVD players in the classroom
And one remote that works with neither.
doctordoublehelix asked: Hi there! I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for taking your job so seriously. I'm about a year or so away from finishing up my PhD in molecular bio, and my goal is to teach cell biology at a liberal arts college. People like you are my saving grace. I've done eight semesters of TA work, and it is SO OBVIOUS which students came from a background of dedicated science teachers, and which...
missmabesies asked: Hey iamlittlei, I'm a soon to be second year high school bio teacher in NYC and I joined tumblr to follow teachers, mostly to see that others have the same issues as me, but also to see teachers who seem to be rocking at life. You post REALLY good lab/project ideas, I was wondering if you'd be willing to share some labs with me or give tips about how you go about designing your labs,...
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I wish there wasn't a phone in my classroom.
hithertokt: In two days, inter-school calls (from the office, guidance, etc) have interrupted in the middle of class about fifteen times. I am not exaggerating. And it’s all the more irritating because they always start with, “I’m sorry to interrupt, I know you’re teaching, but..” Is this normal?? This can’t be normal. It feels rude and unnecessary. Ugh, this is THE WORST. I feel your...
Science Chicks from History: Marie Crous →
sciencechicks: Marie Crous was a French mathematician who introduced the decimal system to France in the 17th century. She was an accomplished writer and teacher and by 1641, she published a study on the decimal system, although she was never cited by the academia of France during that time. Her work…
My Classroom is a Mess
And I haven’t been worried about it, because I have until Monday to get things together. But! I just remembered. I will have students and parents in there tomorrow for Orientation. Guess I’m going in early.