19 9 / 2014

Student A: *Waiving furiously* HI MISS C!!!!

Student B: HI MISS C!!!!!!

Me: Hi ladies! Have fun!

Student A: She loves me more!

Student B: No, I’m her favorite.

Me: I love you all equally.

Students A-E: YAY! Bye Miss C!!!

I’ve had them for 21 days. How cute.

On a side note I almost cried when I former student (who left the school for a magnet school on her mother’s wishes) was at the game and hugged me and was almost crying about how much she missed me and how well she’s doing in English now because of me. 

And on a terrible note, my roommate’s dog has fleas. I want to die.

16 9 / 2014

Well, only mostly. 

I intended to show them the consequences for misusing technology in my classroom. I simply stated the rules and all of the consequences for breaking the rules.

I may have had a too-harsh tone but all of my students followed my directions to the letter and we had no misuse of iPads during testing. 

I’m hoping that means that we will have no misuse of technology during learning with more freedom as well. 

Mean Ms. C strikes again this year and I have no regrets so far. I can’t wait to start teaching and learning together. I think this was the last standardized test for a while today. Tomorrow we will plow ahead with full force into literary analysis and critical thinking skills.


13 9 / 2014


In a couple weeks, I’ll officially be a third year teacher. This is nothing compared to so many fantastic Tumblr teachers, but in my short time in education, I have seen many teachers come and leave the profession. Apparently, at high-poverty schools, 20% of teachers leave every year. After…

13 9 / 2014





Malcolm X: Our History Was Destroyed By Slavery 

on March 17, 1963 in Chicago.

see how little we get taught about history - I never had any idea why Malcolm X used the ‘X’. 

how come i never knew this damn

you know why. 

putting this here to show my students during our oppression/dehumanization unit.

(via ispeaktroll)

13 9 / 2014

Like not a single clue. Dude, it’s English class. Assume I’m talking about an author.

I almost cried hysterically.

ETA: They’re 9th graders.

13 9 / 2014




Usually when people do that “you’re special” crap I tend to roll my eyes.

But when Mister Rogers said it…


That’s because Mister Rogers meant it.

Mister Rogers genuinely cared about everyone and that’s why he will forever be the best. All of my feels.

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12 9 / 2014




take a moment to realize you have never seen your face in person, just reflections and pictures


some scientists agree that if you saw a clone of yourself, you wouldn’t recognise it as you, because our idea of what we look like is so different from what we actually look like

This gave me anxiety

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12 9 / 2014

I’m pathetic and I don’t care.

I’m about to go to bed early, honestly.

12 9 / 2014


If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.

Tagged by:  fuzzycerts

Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them!

Type:  INFJ

INFJs tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all. 

That is literally me in a quote.

I am tagging no one because I want everyone who wants to participate to do so!

Do it, it was fun!

11 9 / 2014

I prepared.

Over prepared.

For everything but actual parents. Had to break out serious teacher mode and enlist counselors/administration. Things are fine but damn it, I wanted a smooth night.

I have had a glass of wine and I am lulling myself into the false sense of security that I can go to sleep without double checking my lessons for tomorrow.

11 9 / 2014



(Source: goldenstories, via alanabl00m)

11 9 / 2014


a friendly reminder: the media is lying to you…


a friendly reminder: the media is lying to you…


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