19 4 / 2014

(Source: bqcky, via allissonmccall)

19 4 / 2014

I’ve been living in bar clothes and workout clothes for nine days now. I don’t want to go back to teacher clothes. It’s too nice out and my students are going to be miserable.

18 4 / 2014

commodiana:

April 17, 1975—the Khmer Rouge enter Phnom Penh.

During the early morning hours of April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge, a Cambodian nationalist and communist militia, entered and took control of Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh. The Khmer Rouge were initially welcomed into the city, with their victory lauded as the end of the Cambodian Civil War. However, over the days that followed Khmer Rouge soldiers began forcing the population of the city (almost two million people) to evacuate, and killed anybody who wouldn’t or couldn’t comply.

The fall and evacuation of Phnom Penh marked the start of Democratic Kampuchea, the Khmer Rouge state, as well as the start of the Cambodian genocide. Through mass-killings, starvation, and overwork at labor camps, 1.7 million of Cambodia’s population of eight million died between 1975 and 1979.

Image #1: Khmer Rouge soldiers entering Phnom Penh on the morning of April 17, 1975.

Image #2: Khmer Rouge soldiers with guns.

Image #3-4: Victims of the Tuol Sleng Prison in Phnom Penh. Of the estimated 17,000 people held prisoner at Tuol Sleng, only twelve were known to have survived.

Image #5: Excavations at the Choeung Ek killing field, where prisoners from Tuol Sleng were executed and buried in mass graves. Choeung Ek has been converted into a genocide memorial, and most of the bones are housed in a stupa on field grounds.

(via theend-of)

17 4 / 2014

hermionejg:

Los seres humanos no nacen para siempre el día en que sus madres los alumbran, sino que la vida los obliga a parirse a sí mismos una y otra vez.
- Gabriel García Márquez (March 6, 1927-April 17th, 2014)[human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves]

hermionejg:

Los seres humanos no nacen para siempre el día en que sus madres los alumbran, sino que la vida los obliga a parirse a sí mismos una y otra vez.

- Gabriel García Márquez (March 6, 1927-April 17th, 2014)

[human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves]

(via fishingboatproceeds)

16 4 / 2014

politicsprepandpearls:

Feminist: a person who supports feminism.

Feminism: the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

(via myfacewasred)

16 4 / 2014

Went to see this today. Completely and totally obsessed. 

(Source: falldiewakefly)

15 4 / 2014

heykkkkatie:

amandaonwriting:

Literary Periods with a Timeline
Source for Image

I LOVEEEE THIS.
I don’t know why, but I am obsessed with the evolution of literature through history. I love love love it. Last year when I taught English 11, I was able to work closely with the American History teacher to simultaneously track lit movements with their corresponding historical framework and oh my WORD I absolutely adored it.
Fast fact: If I could ever create am English elective to teach, it would—without question—be Modernist American Literature. Swoon <3

heykkkkatie:

amandaonwriting:

Literary Periods with a Timeline

Source for Image

I LOVEEEE THIS.

I don’t know why, but I am obsessed with the evolution of literature through history. I love love love it. Last year when I taught English 11, I was able to work closely with the American History teacher to simultaneously track lit movements with their corresponding historical framework and oh my WORD I absolutely adored it.

Fast fact: If I could ever create am English elective to teach, it would—without question—be Modernist American Literature. Swoon <3

(via girlwithalessonplan)

15 4 / 2014

itsssnix:

If you teach at a school that does penalize late work, consider doing an amnesty week. One week only, you get to turn in any missing assignments with no penalty. It may not "teach responsibility", but it does express grace, something we all need more of.

itsssnix:

If you teach at a school that does penalize late work, consider doing an amnesty week. One week only, you get to turn in any missing assignments with no penalty. It may not "teach responsibility", but it does express grace, something we all need more of.

14 4 / 2014

womaninterrupted:

I have felt like this for two days straight. Aunt Flo really brings out the Cersei in me.

There are many days where I want to tell this to my students. This is why they invented Spring Break.

(Source: kathpierces, via thefreelancecynic)

14 4 / 2014

hithertokt:

The first five should apply to me but they don’t because I do what I want.

I am super young, look young, and it’s my first year teaching. I don’t always dress super professionally but it works for me and my district. My kids relate better to me and my class when I’m dressed casually, actually. They see I’m real and that I may be a human. There are also some days where if I don’t wear a skirt and nice shirt, I would not be mentally stable enough to be a teacher. It depends on my mood, I think.

(Source: classroomchaos)

14 4 / 2014

catie-kaboom:

this week’s Man Candy Monday… my favorite men from Game of Thrones

catie-kaboom:

this week’s Man Candy Monday… my favorite men from Game of Thrones

13 4 / 2014

artdecco80:

steampunktendencies:

Cathedral of books -George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD

Completed in 1878, it was designed by Baltimore architect Edmund G. Lind in collaboration with the first Peabody provost, Nathaniel H. Morison, that described it as a “cathedral of books.”

I like this.

(via gondoraragorn)