"Some teachers still have trouble showing any sort of vulnerability of fallibility. These teachers will expend immense amounts of energy hiding the fact they’re frustrated at something, that they’re upset or perhaps even angry. Why? Other teachers get tied into logical knots to avoid admitting “I have no idea what the answer to your question is.” But teachers who genuinely connect with students are the ones who aren’t afraid to show emotions in class, who can admit that they aren’t in fact the repository of all knowledge. Of course nobody want to be a wallowing, blubbering mess in class, but what better way to teach empathy than to give the students someone to empathize with when we’re having a bad day? What better way to foster collaboration and to teach that it’s okay not to know something than to say “I don’t know, let’s find that out!”?"

8 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher (via megbytheminute)


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Emilia Clarke in the Game of Thrones S4 bloopers

Khaleesi speaks TRUTH.

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Tags: GoT khaleesi


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Look at them. I don’t understand how they’re sitting like this. I will miss lazy afternoons.

Look at them. I don’t understand how they’re sitting like this. I will miss lazy afternoons.



Part: 1/2

Yoo Jae-myung, animation director of The Legend of Korra, discusses Nickelodeons initial hesitancy to accept Mike and Bryans proposal of the show… and Korra.

“The sequel focuses on the incarnation of the new Avatar, Korra, as she tries to save a city called the Republic City.”

“So, Korra is a young girl , not a boy. Heroes and protagonists are usually men.”

“That actually became a problem.

Nickelodeon was reluctant to produce this animated series at first because the protagonist was a girl.

I guess you could say that Americans are more conservative than Koreans.

The production was suspended just because the protagonist was a girl.

To compare this situation to a movie production, it’s as if the lead actor has already been cast, but the production agency decides to stop the filming because they don’t approve of the actor.”

Part 2: (x)

Full interview: (x)

You know what?

Flip it.

I’m blaming this. This is why we can’t have nice things. This is why we don’t get the episodes. This is why we don’t get commercials or proper advertising or merchandise. This is still prevalent, they’re still bitter about this, and their utter incompetence and ineptitude when it comes to marketing and promotion could not have POSSIBLY been the genuine reasons for this show’s troubles in the ratings, so it must have been because she’s a girl, so you see “we were right”. That’s all.

This viewpoint will continue until I have a better explanation from the studios. I don’t care if the episodes are on their website when I post this message and jump over to the site, my stance will remain the same. I want an explanation. If you’re not going to give me the product I want to invest in, I want an explanation as to why I can’t have it.


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Whoever says this is just a kids cartoon obviously doesn’t know what they are talking about.  This show has literally helped me through so much. 


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Sleep is amazing when it decides to behave. Time for the morning run like woah, and then, do All The Things! Because I can.

…although, the kitten has once again run off with a sock. He is super hyper in the morning. >-<

Tags: musings

"To: American Three-Year-Olds
From: America’s Education Reform Thought Leaders’
Re: Get to work, you lazy slackers

It’s time for you to understand— the party is over. We waited patiently for you to get potty trained and weaned off breast feeding on your own schedule, and that was probably a mistake because it led you to believe that you could just do things when you’re good and ready. Well, no more. We’re on to you. We saw you spend all that time crawling instead of walking because walking was just tooo haaard. Wah, wah, wah. We’re done coddling you. The state has a schedule for you, and you are damn well going to get with it. You got to float around all free and easy in your Mommy’s non-rigorous womb, and that’s enough time off for anyone"

From "Memo to Three-Year-Old Slackers"

Read the full piece at http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2014/07/memo-to-three-year-old-slackers.html

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Muahaha. Oh god, it’s true though.

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Tags: education


So many things to begin thinking about so soon. Five days of freedom left.

There needs to be more time - or at least a way to slow it down.

Alrighty, let’s try this thing called sleep, yo.

Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell (x)

Seriously, can she be Mary Poppins, please?

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