"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)
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. >-<
"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
Muahaha. Oh god, it’s true though.
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.