A fresh out of uni 22 year old high school teacher...look out world!

This is coming late, but check out my Halloween costume! This is my teaching partner and I :)

This is coming late, but check out my Halloween costume! This is my teaching partner and I :)

thedailywhat:

The Girl Who Just Wants To Learn of the Day: Meet Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban this week on her way home from school —  ”A bullet struck her head, but her brain is safe,” one of her doctors reported.
Why is the Taliban targeting her? Because she openly campaigns online and in her country for education for girls.
A Taliban spokesman says that if she survives, they’ll come for her again:
She was pro-West, she was speaking against the Taliban and she was calling President Obama her idol. She was young but she was promoting Western culture.
[newyorker]

thedailywhat:

The Girl Who Just Wants To Learn of the Day: Meet Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban this week on her way home from school —  ”A bullet struck her head, but her brain is safe,” one of her doctors reported.

Why is the Taliban targeting her? Because she openly campaigns online and in her country for education for girls.

A Taliban spokesman says that if she survives, they’ll come for her again:

She was pro-West, she was speaking against the Taliban and she was calling President Obama her idol. She was young but she was promoting Western culture.

[newyorker]

I made a new bulletin board in my classroom.

It took four hours. Not a single student said anything to indicate they noticed. I also dyed my roots. Twelve students noticed/commented. Either my roots were really bad or my bulletin board is really bad.

Sitting at my desk this morning. I thought I smelled something foul.

It was a sandwich. Wedged under my door; clearly left there before the weekend. Balogna. Three days old.

Become a teacher, they said. It will be fun, they said.

When the kindergarten teacher asked me if I could put together a mural for behind the kids at their kindergarten grad ceremony themed “Stone Soup”, I thought “wouldn’t it be charming if I could build little straw houses for each of them? Wouldn’t the parents think it was so cute?” Needless to say, I’ve spent a lot of hours at the school, I’ve got straw slivers EVERYWHERE, and I’m pretty sure the custodian and I are no longer on speaking terms. Happy grad day, kinders.

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink." Some days I think I’m holding students under. 

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink." Some days I think I’m holding students under. 

My weekend! HELLO END OF THE YEAR REPORT CARDS, I’ve been expecting you. 

My weekend! HELLO END OF THE YEAR REPORT CARDS, I’ve been expecting you. 

Anonymous asked:

What country are you from? Are you British?

Canada!

Have you ever cried at work? It’s an interesting article, but I think the headline is misleading.

I lol’d

I lol’d

englishteacheronline:

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I remember being worried about my first year and in particular what I was going to do on my first day as a teacher all alone, something like this would have been useful!

Found this on my desk. My students are hilarious.

Found this on my desk. My students are hilarious.