20 4 / 2014

"Why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world—to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want."

Ayn Rand (via observando)

19 4 / 2014

koko-denisse:

watchjuliateach:

Sooooo I’ve seen several of my friends ask for a mixed CD exchange. I’m pretty much free now that school is basically over, so I have taken on the challenge!

The rules are pretty simple. If you ask for a CD to be sent to you, you must send a CD to someone else. You also MUST have an active…

YES!!! It;’s official! If you want to be a part of this make sure to send an email to the lovely watchjuliateach. Can’t wait for it to start!

YES! YES! YES!

17 4 / 2014

hisnamewasbeanni:

Fahrenheit 451, one of the world’s greatest literary critiques and celebrations, a prophetic prediction of censorship in a dystopian future parallel to Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World, would not have been published but for the Playboy magazine.
Which leads me to type a series of words I genuinely never thought I’d type:
Thank you, Hugh Hefner, for your contribution to the world of classic literature.

hisnamewasbeanni:

Fahrenheit 451, one of the world’s greatest literary critiques and celebrations, a prophetic prediction of censorship in a dystopian future parallel to Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World, would not have been published but for the Playboy magazine.

Which leads me to type a series of words I genuinely never thought I’d type:

Thank you, Hugh Hefner, for your contribution to the world of classic literature.

16 4 / 2014

plightofthevalkyries:

Suddenly, there is a great rumbling.

Over hill, over dale, through forest, through fog, they come. Some walk. Some fly. Some crawl. Some simply move deep within the bowels of the earth. They are massive in number, terrifying in their fury. They blot out the sun from the grass below. They nearly shake the earth from orbit with their rage.

They are the English majors. 

They give a fuck about an Oxford comma.

(Source: cosimaniehaus-comier, via englishmajorhumor)

16 4 / 2014

wincherella:

ambedu:

Does anyone use “Grammar Journals”? Essentially, on the left side of a notebook, you take grammar notes. On the right sides, students are able to try out the grammar rule/topic in some sort of a writing prompt or activity.
I like it and want to use it next year. I could also have my sixth graders glue things into the notebooks (hand outs/guided notes).

I like this idea, reblogging to try and remember it. 

wincherella:

ambedu:

Does anyone use “Grammar Journals”? Essentially, on the left side of a notebook, you take grammar notes. On the right sides, students are able to try out the grammar rule/topic in some sort of a writing prompt or activity.

I like it and want to use it next year. I could also have my sixth graders glue things into the notebooks (hand outs/guided notes).

I like this idea, reblogging to try and remember it. 

(via classroomcollective)

14 4 / 2014

I knew it was coming, I sensed it, and I’m pretty sure I read it in a spoiler somewhere long ago…But I was still in shock. I couldn’t believe it. And just like Pudge, I wanted to believe it was just another practical joke. I kept reading to see if it was. If it was all just a cruel joke. But no. It wasn’t. I feel as if I have lost a friend. fishingboatproceeds you are a wonderful evil genious whose stories I love/hate.

14 4 / 2014

historical-nonfiction:

The History of Cardenio. A mysterious play written by Shakespeare and John Fletcher, a man he also collaborated with on Henry VIII and Two Noble Kinsmen. The piece was centered on a character in Miguel de Cervantes’ epic novel Don Quixote. Evidence of the play exists in a few places, including…

(Source: listverse.com, via williamshakespearethings)

14 4 / 2014

hails-yeah:

My English teacher has a sense of humor

hails-yeah:

My English teacher has a sense of humor

(via williamshakespearethings)

12 4 / 2014

heyfunniest:

is this even a kid show

(Source: thespoonmissioner, via mememaster)

12 4 / 2014

msleahhbicoftheartroom:

artedadventures:

I just started using this app Too Noisy this week with my iPhone just for 4th grades. I set it so that the most annoying alarm from the choices goes off (got speakers from our tech person) and the screen turns red and displays a cracking effect when they are too loud. For every X minutes they are quiet (you can set the X to how ever many minutes you choose), they can earn a star. I set up incentives for if they can get to 10 stars in one class with one star earned every 5 minutes. You can set it so that they lose a star if the alarm goes off, but I didn’t do that.
A few of the guys in the first class I tried it with had too much fun setting it off on purpose (now I have an automatic time out consequence if they do that since it’s not fair and makes everyone else mad) so they didn’t get 10, but they were the quietest they’ve been this whole year! My 4th grade today got all 10 stars and didn’t set the alarm off once! I was amazed and they were as well; they said they don’t think they’ve ever been that quiet so I definitely let their teacher know about the app.
For today’s incentive, I told them that I would let them change seats since they’ve been wanting to forever. I had them secretly write 3 people they wanted to sit with and it has to be 2 girls and 2 boys per table. I re-did the seating chart and it was interesting to see who is “popular” and who is not because it definitely wasn’t what I had assumed. I actually managed to set it up so everyone has at least 1 person they put down at their table with the “troublemakers” apart from each others. Yay me!
I definitely recommend this. The Pro version is $2.99 but so worth it. I want to get a document camera, and it would be awesome to just project my phone on the board so they can all see it without getting too close to my phone.

BUYING. OHMIGOD.

msleahhbicoftheartroom:

artedadventures:

I just started using this app Too Noisy this week with my iPhone just for 4th grades. I set it so that the most annoying alarm from the choices goes off (got speakers from our tech person) and the screen turns red and displays a cracking effect when they are too loud. For every X minutes they are quiet (you can set the X to how ever many minutes you choose), they can earn a star. I set up incentives for if they can get to 10 stars in one class with one star earned every 5 minutes. You can set it so that they lose a star if the alarm goes off, but I didn’t do that.

A few of the guys in the first class I tried it with had too much fun setting it off on purpose (now I have an automatic time out consequence if they do that since it’s not fair and makes everyone else mad) so they didn’t get 10, but they were the quietest they’ve been this whole year! My 4th grade today got all 10 stars and didn’t set the alarm off once! I was amazed and they were as well; they said they don’t think they’ve ever been that quiet so I definitely let their teacher know about the app.

For today’s incentive, I told them that I would let them change seats since they’ve been wanting to forever. I had them secretly write 3 people they wanted to sit with and it has to be 2 girls and 2 boys per table. I re-did the seating chart and it was interesting to see who is “popular” and who is not because it definitely wasn’t what I had assumed. I actually managed to set it up so everyone has at least 1 person they put down at their table with the “troublemakers” apart from each others. Yay me!

I definitely recommend this. The Pro version is $2.99 but so worth it. I want to get a document camera, and it would be awesome to just project my phone on the board so they can all see it without getting too close to my phone.

BUYING. OHMIGOD.