Fifteen minutes

until Intro to Education!!! I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for a class in my life.

Posted 1 year ago on Sep 04, 2013 with 3 notes - Reblog
First day of classes tomorrow

and I feel completely unprepared. If I had to pick one negative about being a language major, it would most definitely be the cumulative nature of my classes…. nothing like starting off with a 9:30AM Greek class after a summer of brain drain! Here’s hoping I expect more out of myself than my professor does…

Posted 1 year ago on Sep 02, 2013 with 1 note - Reblog
I Really Didn’t Think

that this week would be so time consuming… I haven’t even started classes yet and I’ve had almost no time to tumble. I debated starting my Tumblr in September instead of over the summer, and I’m so glad I didn’t listen to myself because this Tumblr definitely wouldn’t exist if I had waited.

I know it’s just going to take some time to adjust to the whole work/school thing, but I just don’t want to get overwhelmed right at the beginning of the semester. Classes start Tuesday, so we’ll see what happens…


Google like a boss!

Posted 1 year ago on Sep 01, 2013 with 88,939 notes - Reblog
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Student loans are destroying the imagination of youth. If there’s a way of a society committing mass suicide, what better way than to take all the youngest, most energetic, creative, joyous people in your society and saddle them with, like $50,000 of debt so they have to be slaves? There goes your music. There goes your culture. There goes everything new that would pop out. And in a way, this is what’s happened to our society. We’re a society that has lost any ability to incorporate the interesting, creative and eccentric people.
Teaching Antigone???


Anybody have experience teaching Antigone? I’m doing a unit on it for my Student Teaching Portfolio and wanted to gather some ideas of ways to teach it. Especially on how to make reading the play more interesting!

I forgot to mention this, but the unit will be taught to 10th graders. 

Americans worry that our students are deficient in math and science. The subject I am more concerned with is history. The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington reminds us why it is important to know and honor the past so that we may improve the country’s future. But given some of the high profile events of 2013, I worry that August 28, 2013 will just be another day in the news cycle.


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Pinterest estimates more than 500,000 education-based ideas are pinned each day. How’s that for incredible? Thanks to a new initiative launched by Pinterest on Aug. 13, many of those ideas will fall under one umbrella making it easier and more time efficient to…


If you’re paying the tuition, you might as well use that fancy college brain to make the meal plan work for you. Here are 19 bright ideas.

Posted 1 year ago on Aug 30, 2013 with 469 notes - Reblog
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Such a long, tiring day…

but I am officially all moved in and ready for a new semester! I’ve still got a few things to take care of before classes start on the 3rd, but I’m looking forward to a new year! All day I haven’t really had time to stop and think about the fact that another summer is over, but now I’m realizing it and it kind of does make me sad… I’ll always miss home more than I want to admit, even though I love being on my own.

Right now, though, the number one thing I miss about home besides my family is my air conditioning. I complained every single day that it was too cold in my house, but now that I’m dripping sweat in a dorm room with no AC and no fan… I take it all back.



(via For Kids With Special Needs, More Places To Play)

NPR has also created a community-edited guide to accessible playgrounds. Check it out, add some more!

Makes me rethink whether my classroom is inclusive.



Oh hey look, a 12 year-old just grasped the main concepts of The Hunger Games more accurately than most media networks.

love it.

Posted 1 year ago on Aug 27, 2013 with 579,610 notes - Reblog
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Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.
Jane Yolen (via bookmania)


Cleaning out my filing cabinet, I found this handout that I made for my mini-comics class.  Hope it’s helpful!  Remember, it ain’t only for comics.  Self-publish short stories, collections of drawings or sketches, or blank for journals/sketchbooks, etc.

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