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hey-thar-im-sarah:

I’ve reblogged this at least ten times since 2009 ok

hey-thar-im-sarah:

I’ve reblogged this at least ten times since 2009 ok

renovatiosilvaticus:

COSPLAY. YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT.

renovatiosilvaticus:

COSPLAY. YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT.

allisonunsupervised:

everyfiredies:

Dear first (and second, and third?) year teachers,
This is the best advice ever. And it is far more eloquent than what I repeat to my new colleagues each year, which is “You can only do the best you can do right now.”
Print this out. Put it by your desk. And give yourself a break.

I don’t think there’s anyone to whom that does not apply. 

allisonunsupervised:

everyfiredies:

Dear first (and second, and third?) year teachers,

This is the best advice ever. And it is far more eloquent than what I repeat to my new colleagues each year, which is “You can only do the best you can do right now.”

Print this out. Put it by your desk. And give yourself a break.

I don’t think there’s anyone to whom that does not apply. 

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.
Judy Blume (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist.

Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer (via funeral)

I’ve reblogged this so many times, it is always relevant.

(via simmerdownchild)

medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

hithertokt:

I was feeling adventurous last week. Certain activities took more time than I thought, I had to tweek pl*ns anyway, and the laptop cart was available, so it seemed to me as good a time as any to try out the Edline dicussion boards.

  • Friday: I gave them five semi- to very controversial questions…
powells:

Banned Books Week starts today! How many of these banned books have you read?

earlgreytea68:

sizvideos:

Video

I actually tell my students this all the time. Watch a kid learning how to walk, and don’t tell me that’s not hard. And you DID that. At one point, the hardest thing you could imagine was learning how to write your name. You don’t remember the struggle anymore, but you got through it and now you don’t even think about it. Now writing your name is considered the easiest thing we can ask you to do. 

So don’t beat yourselves up too much. You’ve already done great things. You didn’t do them easily. You worked hard. Keep working hard, and you’ll do more great things. Promise. 

kit-power:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

I had someone say this to me once and it completely rocked my world.

jabberwockypie:

catherineaddington:

I had kind of a nerd-out this morning. But I felt like everyone needed to know about this.

Yes. Good.

This is important.

The real tragedy of our postcolonial world is not that the majority of people had no say in whether or not they wanted this new world; rather, it is that the majority have not been given the tools to negotiate this new world
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun (via beautiesofafrique)