• Things ive learned from watching game of thrones: do not attend weddings

neonxwhales:

mediclopedia:

Some of the ways our organs communicate with each other… This is scientifically correct.

(via goodmorningteachera)

pencilblots:

So I do this thing at my school, where when a kid gives a very thoughtful answer, or an answer that I did not think about, I stop the class, and we give them golf claps. I did it one day, spontaneously, and it stuck.
These bumper stickers are going to be end-of-the-year gifts for two students that I thought gave really insightful answers. They will be my Golf Claps Champions for this year. And it will be good. I should probably take pictures of them with their stickers and have a hall of fame.

pencilblots:

So I do this thing at my school, where when a kid gives a very thoughtful answer, or an answer that I did not think about, I stop the class, and we give them golf claps. I did it one day, spontaneously, and it stuck.

These bumper stickers are going to be end-of-the-year gifts for two students that I thought gave really insightful answers. They will be my Golf Claps Champions for this year. And it will be good. I should probably take pictures of them with their stickers and have a hall of fame.

quickhits:

Privatization fail: WI public schools outperform private voucher schools.
This is all actually very simple; public schools don’t have to turn a profit. Many private scools do. For the record, cost + profit is greater than just cost. In order for a for-profit to compete with a nonprofit on a cost basis, the for-profit is going to have to cut corners — i.e., what conservatives spin as “efficiency.” Here we see the results of these efficiencies; a half-assed education program that’s the predictable outcome of taking money away from actual education to line the pockets of pointless middlemen and bean counters.
So the proper way to accept this news is, “Well duh, of course…” If you’re having a different reaction, maybe you didn’t go to public school.
[photo by Bart Everson]

quickhits:

Privatization fail: WI public schools outperform private voucher schools.

This is all actually very simple; public schools don’t have to turn a profit. Many private scools do. For the record, cost + profit is greater than just cost. In order for a for-profit to compete with a nonprofit on a cost basis, the for-profit is going to have to cut corners — i.e., what conservatives spin as “efficiency.” Here we see the results of these efficiencies; a half-assed education program that’s the predictable outcome of taking money away from actual education to line the pockets of pointless middlemen and bean counters.

So the proper way to accept this news is, “Well duh, of course…” If you’re having a different reaction, maybe you didn’t go to public school.

[photo by Bart Everson]

Using this to begin discussion today about memory in Psych…

teachmoments:

Question asked by @quranianiana

teachmoments:

Question asked by @quranianiana

  • Student: All this student debt just makes me realize that you must go to college for something that will pay off the debt quickly or else not go at all
  • *Whole class looks at the teacher with student debt in front of them...