I can’t decide if Taylor or Nikki’s reaction is better
Bow-tie Monday is a thing that was started during the 2012-2013 school year, when a BELOVED administrator passed away after a long battle with lung cancer. I am very fortunate to have been able to call him a friend and mentor. Conversations we had still influence every interaction I had with the students I serve. Finding that person early in your career is CRUCIAL in the never ending process of teacher improvement. I’m so glad the first day of school is a Monday, because while most of the staff has let this tradition go, I find subtle ways to carry it on. I miss him every day, but I hope he’s rocking a bow tie and smiling somewhere.
thesekidsarekillingme! WhenEVER I talk about the people who MADE me the teacher I am today, I talk about Michael. He changed my life with his generosity and thoughtfulness. He is the reason I work for GEAR UP, and the impact he had on our kids and so many other kids before them is an inspiration and a challenge to me.
I love you, Sara, and I’m glad that you honor Michael…not just with bowties, but with your generosity and commitment as a collaborator, and your relentless pursuit of goodness when it comes to serving our students.
You influence all of my interactions with students and I am grateful for you!’
orange is the new
the accuracy of this is astounding.
IM LITERALLY HAVING TO CHOSE BETWEEN BOOKS AND CLOTHES SO THAT MY SUITCASE WONT BE OVER THE WEIGHT LIMIT THIS IS TERRIBLE
I have left pants behind in a hotel room before to make room for the new books I bought at Powell’s.
“Do you know why teachers use me? Because I speak in tongues. I write metaphors. Every one of my stories is a metaphor you can remember. The great religions are all metaphor. We appreciate things like Daniel and the lion’s den, and the Tower of Babel. People remember these metaphors because they are so vivid you can’t get free of them and that’s what kids like in school. They read about rocket ships and encounters in space, tales of dinosaurs. All my life I’ve been running through the fields and picking up bright objects. I turn one over and say, Yeah, there’s a story.” —Ray Bradbury, born on this day in 1920
My boyfriend, Ray Bradbury.
Anonymous said:please please please tell us about your avengers recast
Omg I am so glad you asked
Tony Stark-Aldis Hodge
Please look me in the eye and tell me this man wasn’t born to play a Genius Billionaire Playboy Philanthropist. Tony Stark…
So, I just realized that my absolute two favorite colleagues and friends. girlcanteach and #grumpydane are BOTH teaching American Lit this year, and so am I. We may be at COMPLETELY different school sites, but true collaboration is NOT site based, but rather the product of working with people you know and trust. The dream team rides again!
YES YES YES. I’m so ready for this team meeting. Please name the time and place. I miss you both fiercely.
Summer school is over and we have PD every day this week and I’m supposed to be presenting things tomorrow and I haven’t quite straightened out what I’m doing in my session tomorrow and I need to clean things and wash my car and I have done no research for my fantasy draft which starts in six hours and all I want to do is sleep.
And the first day of school is next week and I have done no planning.