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karasgis:

Ginny Weasley & Tom Riddle

I thought it was really cool and kinda cute until I realized it was Ginny and Tom, then it became horrific. I love it.

This is BY FAR the best fan art I have ever seen. You don’t realise what it is until you properly look at it.

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the manuscripts of the masters: 20th century writers 

jean-louis lebris de kerouac
francis scott key fitzgerald
ernest miller hemingway
john ronald reule tolkien 
john ernst steinbeck, jr

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The hard part of teaching is coming to grips with this:

There is never enough.

There is never enough time. There are never enough resources. There is never enough you.

As a teacher, you can see what a perfect job in your classroom would look like. You know all the assignments you should be giving. You know all the feedback you should be providing your students. You know all the individual crafting that should provide for each individual’s instruction. You know all the material you should be covering. You know all the ways in which, when the teachable moment emerges (unannounced as always), you can greet it with a smile and drop everything to make it grow and blossom.

You know all this, but you can also do the math. 110 papers about the view of death in American Romantic writing times 15 minutes to respond with thoughtful written comments equals — wait! what?! That CAN’T be right! Plus quizzes to assess where we are in the grammar unit in order to design a new remedial unit before we craft the final test on that unit (five minutes each to grade). And that was before Chris made that comment about Poe that offered us a perfect chance to talk about the gothic influences, and then Alex and Pat started a great discussion of gothic influences today. And I know that if my students are really going to get good at writing, they should be composing something at least once a week. And if I am going to prepare my students for life in the real world, I need to have one of my own to be credible.

If you are going to take any control of your professional life, you have to make some hard, conscious decisions. What is it that I know I should be doing that I am not going to do?

Every year you get better. You get faster, you learn tricks, you learn which corners can more safely be cut, you get better at predicting where the student-based bumps in the road will appear. A good administrative team can provide a great deal of help.

But every day is still educational triage. You will pick and choose your battles, and you will always be at best bothered, at worst haunted, by the things you know you should have done but didn’t. Show me a teacher who thinks she’s got everything all under control and doesn’t need to fix a thing for next year, and I will show you a lousy teacher. The best teachers I’ve ever known can give you a list of exactly what they don’t do well enough yet.

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From one of the best essays we’ve read on teaching in a while.

The Hard Part

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-greene/the-hardest-part-teaching_b_5554448.html

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It’s ok to have a bad day. It’s ok to have a melt down. You’re human. Let it out and then get back up and keep going forward. 

Needed to hear this.

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dougfirsandgreentea:

Along with “A new law where every man who opposes birth control gets magically pregnant the next time he has sex.”
And “A new law where every rich person who opposes raising taxes on himself and fellow rich people in order to improve public school funding must send his rich children to public schools like the rest of us.”

dougfirsandgreentea:

Along with “A new law where every man who opposes birth control gets magically pregnant the next time he has sex.”

And “A new law where every rich person who opposes raising taxes on himself and fellow rich people in order to improve public school funding must send his rich children to public schools like the rest of us.”

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tastefullyoffensive:

[sarahandersen]

Teaching preschool does this very nicely as well. 

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slaughterhouse90210:

“Under every friendship there is a difficult sentence that must be said, in order that the friendship can be survived.”
― Zadie Smith,
The Autograph Man

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"We talk about the idea of ‘punching up, not punching down’ all the time," Temkin said. "It’s something that we stand behind: making fun of those power structures, because they’re already powerful. Making jokes about rapes, making jokes about trans people, they don’t have the same cultural power."

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'Cards Against Humanity' Co-Creator Publicly Apologizes for Transphobic Card — Fusion.

The transphobic card is one of the only cards I’ve removed from my set because of its hurtfulness. I’m really glad to hear that Tempkin understands that the card went over the line and took it out and apologized.

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"As far as I can tell, a YA novel is a regular novel that people actually read."

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Stephen Colbert in last night’s interview with John Green (via penguinteen)

Why, yes, Stephen Colbert.  Yes, it is.

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