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heloiseagrippina:

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Thank you!!!!!!!!! This picture is the greatest thing I’ve seen all day, and I had a classroom filled with balloons this morning.

heloiseagrippina:

compositional

Thank you!!!!!!!!! This picture is the greatest thing I’ve seen all day, and I had a classroom filled with balloons this morning.
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WHO ARE YOU?! (AKA a summary of what I thought my relationship with Courtney was about…)

heloiseagrippina:

compositional replied to your post:Oh my God
You didn’t know that? How did you not know that? :/ I now question the basis of our friendship.

A) Do you actually like Pride and Prejudice?  (The Keira version.)

B) Do you actually appreciate Titanic? (You gave it to me for my bday, if I recall correctly….I still watch it when Lincoln and I miss you.)

C) Do you or do you not still think of me when you hear that dramatic song between Mark and Roger in Rent, reminiscent of that time I came home totally drunk to you watching that movie and complained that our roommate relationship was not as meaningful, at which point you said you would go sing to me on the roof if I wanted you to, and that meant the world to me????

A) OF COURSE I DO. I still watch it when I miss you, and talk to the tv like a weirdo. Nobody appreciates that movie like we do. 

B) Duh. It is ridiculously amazing - but I don’t actually own it myself so it’s been a while. 

C) I would sing to you on the roof every day. 

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"What counts, in the long run, is not what you read; it is what you sift through your own mind; it is the ideas and impressions that are aroused in you by your reading."

— Eleanor Roosevelt (via likearegularbookworm)

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"I dunno, just laying face down on the couch and waiting for some baby boomers to die, I guess"

— Millennials, when asked about plans for the future (via alwaysfaithfulterriblelizard)

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everyfiredies:

englishmajorinrepair:

*teaches study group students good essay planning/writing techniques/strategies*

*proceeds to ignore all of them as I write my own essay*

Teaches students how to organize binder so as not to lose stuff.

Loses everything.

Constantly preaches to kids about the importance of good time management and not procrastinating.

Literally puts everything off to the last possible minute.

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"Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance."

— Every Last One (Anna Quindlen)

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"Humans now are trained to scan for the most important bits of information and move on, like how we read online. But that’s not how you’re supposed to read Moby Dick, or Middlemarch. Longer sentences require concentration and attention, not a break to check Twitter every 45 seconds. The Internet, and how it has changed our reading habits, is making it difficult for people, particularly young people, to read classic works of literature because our brains are trained to bob and weave from one piece of writing to the next. And 600 pages is just so many pages, you know? Pagination is like, the worst thing to happen to my life, and without a “Read All” option? Melville definitely needed a UX developer."

The Internet Is Probably Ruining Your Life, Marriage - The Wire (via infoneer-pulse)

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"It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere."

— Danzy Senna (via larmoyante)

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Are you sure?

Pressing the “Submit to Lifetouch” button is, for real, one of the more significant causes of stress and anxiety in my life.

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So I can’t take credit for this idea (that belongs to my absolutely BRILLIANT teacher-soulmate/best-Maine-friend/classroom neighbor) but it’s basically revolutionizing the way I’m grading essays. I’m looking holistically at what they’ve written, finding one or two things they can work on, one or two things they’re doing really well, and something that was unclear or confusing, and then circling boxes on our school-wide writing rubric to determine their grade. 
It is saving me so much time you guys you don’t even know. I’m down to like…7-10 minutes per essay, from probably 15-20 back when I went through them with a fine-toothed comb. The kids didn’t appreciate that anyway, and it got overwhelming for them (and for me) to process.
I’ve done 32 essays just today. Yes, my brain is very tired and I’m going to stop soon and watch some Law and Order while drinking wine, but dudes, I provided good feedback to kids - valuable, relevant feedback - while also not killing myself grading. BREAKTHROUGH.

So I can’t take credit for this idea (that belongs to my absolutely BRILLIANT teacher-soulmate/best-Maine-friend/classroom neighbor) but it’s basically revolutionizing the way I’m grading essays. I’m looking holistically at what they’ve written, finding one or two things they can work on, one or two things they’re doing really well, and something that was unclear or confusing, and then circling boxes on our school-wide writing rubric to determine their grade. 

It is saving me so much time you guys you don’t even know. I’m down to like…7-10 minutes per essay, from probably 15-20 back when I went through them with a fine-toothed comb. The kids didn’t appreciate that anyway, and it got overwhelming for them (and for me) to process.

I’ve done 32 essays just today. Yes, my brain is very tired and I’m going to stop soon and watch some Law and Order while drinking wine, but dudes, I provided good feedback to kids - valuable, relevant feedback - while also not killing myself grading. BREAKTHROUGH.

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toothpastecomics:

Iced cubes in the bible. From Toothpaste For Dinner.

toothpastecomics:

Iced cubes in the bible. From Toothpaste For Dinner.

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"Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head."

— Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots (via thrsdaynext)

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toothpastecomics:

Life isnt a race. From Toothpaste For Dinner.

toothpastecomics:

Life isnt a race. From Toothpaste For Dinner.

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mydelectabledarlooney:

I have so much to do that I think it’s time to go to bed.

this again.

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