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mkealcoran:

The Perfect Rainy Day (x)

Missin’ this.

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yeah-youtubers:

This sign is in my doctors office above the scale and I really love it. It actually made me feel a lot better after reading it

yeah-youtubers:

This sign is in my doctors office above the scale and I really love it. It actually made me feel a lot better after reading it

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cramp:

fuck you ellen, trying to play me like that, i trusted you, watch your back, this ain’t over

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thefrogman:

 [video] [h/t: alxbngala]

thefrogman:

 [video] [h/t: alxbngala]

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bibliolectors:

My book, my books / Mi libro, mis libros (ilustración de Claudia Deliguomini)

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mothbug:

real talk does anyone ever just take a moment to appreciate the flawless combination that is cheese and tomatoes

cheese and tomatoes

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cheese and tomatoes

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cheese and tomatoes

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c h e e s e  a n d  t o m a t o e s

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buzzfeedgeeky:

19 Things All People Who Loved The Scholastic Book Fair Will Remember

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Europe - inspired by (x)

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—Alfie Kohn in Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praises and Other Bribes (via positivelypersistentteach)

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thedisneyfiles:

Did you know that if you go to a Disney park and say things like “please” and “thank you” to cast members and show them some basic respect and not expect them to drop to the ground at your slightest whim, they’ll be really genuinely nice to you and do whatever they can to make sure you have a fantastic time?

That’s better than watching characters play dead any day.

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"Nothing feels like when I’m respected or when I get on stage and see that I’m changing people’s lives. Those are the things that matter and at this point in my life, that’s what I’m striving for… Growth, happiness, fun… enjoy your life. It’s short. That’s the message."

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S Reunion on Jimmy Kimmel [x]

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teachingliteracy:

ebookporn:
Library Cake

teachingliteracy:

ebookporn:

Library Cake

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When you first started teaching, did you ever feel like the biggest failure ever? Like you weren't doing anything right and that you weren't the person your students needed? How did you overcome those feelings?
Anonymous

itsssnix:

Yes. Yes. A thousand times and a thousand days yes. I still [in year 5] feel like this sometimes. You are not alone in these feelings, friend! So here’s what I would say to you if we were getting coffee today:

You are [and will continue to be] insufficient to love and serve and teach your students perfectly. There are too many of them with too many different needs, and you are one person. So first off, let yourself off the hook to be all things for all students. You will not be a perfect teacher, you will not reach every student, you will not be a 20-year-veteran after 2 months in the classroom. Give yourself grace to be human, to be imperfect, to not always have a stellar lesson.

But then with that behind you, what do you do when you feel like your standards aren’t to high, when you just want to be adequate and feel like you aren’t even doing that? What do you do when you feel like you are failing them and will win the award for Worst Teacher Ever?

You cry. You share with someone that you feel like a failure. You take a deep breath. You go to sleep at a reasonable time before your guilt-ridden mind can eat you alive.

And the next morning you wake up and try this whole teaching thing again.

Seriously, that’s it. That’s the answer, you keep trying. You keep looking for ideas on how to make the class engaging for the kids who keep falling asleep. You read articles and blog posts that give classroom management tips. You ask your co-worker what to do about that awful student who is disruptive. You write lesson plans, grade, and teach.

You rejoice in the little victories [and write them down]. You go to basketball games and band concerts and invest in relationships with the kids. You love well, and that love will cover a multitude of sins.

And slowly but surely, you’ll get better. Although you feel like a failure as a teacher right now, you sent this message to me. I promise, promise, promise that means you’re a far better teacher than you realize. The only truly bad teacher is one who doesn’t care to grow. You’re scared of failing your kids. That’s proof that you aren’t. So chin up. You’ve got this.


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