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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?
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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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thedauntlessbrave:

Demi Lovato on her body and outfits she’s worn to the VMA’s.

She is truly an inspiration and a role model.

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brownglucose:

Ok Blue Blue! Get it mama!!

brownglucose:

Ok Blue Blue! Get it mama!!

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spoken-not-written:

jawngreenyoukiller:

howimetyoureffingmother:

favourite person in the world.

^

everybodyone

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sluttymistletoe:

cringing:

is no one going to talk about how miranda has been replaced with a random middle aged woman

if you knew anything about lizzie mcguire you would know that miranda is livin it up in Mexico City while Lizzie has an awesome adventure with Paolo and Isabella, while trying to avoid the evil wrath of Ms Ungermeyer, who is definitely not some “random middle aged woman”
thanks

sluttymistletoe:

cringing:

is no one going to talk about how miranda has been replaced with a random middle aged woman

if you knew anything about lizzie mcguire you would know that miranda is livin it up in Mexico City while Lizzie has an awesome adventure with Paolo and Isabella, while trying to avoid the evil wrath of Ms Ungermeyer, who is definitely not some “random middle aged woman”

thanks

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thechanelmuse:

The police in Ferguson are spraying tear gas and arresting peaceful protesters and reporters (2 reporters so far). Christina Coleman is an NBC Channel 5 news anchor from St. Louis…Son.

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dahkon:

beccap:

The most realest shit I have ever. fucking. seen.

Will always reblog

dahkon:

beccap:

The most realest shit I have ever. fucking. seen.

Will always reblog

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bowserfucker:

oknope:

imagine reading a book of all the lies you’ve told 

IDK what kind of lives you all are leading, but this sounds like the boringest shit. “Yes I sent that email.” “Yeah, I like your outfit.” “I was sick.” “My mom said no” “No I wasn’t crying.” “Yes I read the Terms of Service”

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artistiv:

"You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it."

RIP Robin Williams. I miss you already.

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" I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way” - Dead Poets Society

I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way” - Dead Poets Society

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faantasmic:

"i’m free."

rest in peace, robin williams.

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scienceslut:

I think the reason everyone likes Orange is the New Black so much is because we get to see everyone’s backstory and realize that even if they seem like a bad person, they’re still human and they have struggles and passions just like everyone else.

Except Vee. Fuck you Vee.

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