I love my skin!
I love my skin!
I love Sesame Street videos too much.
Unpopular opinion: The best show in the history of television is not I Love Lucy or Mad Men or The Sopranos or Breaking Bad or Seinfeld.
The best show in the history of television is Sesame Street.
I don’t know, I think among anyone familiar with Sesame Street would probably agree with you. If that’s an unpopular opinion I’m not sure what to think about the world we live in.
Just received my copy of I Am Jazz! Found a quote by Laverne in it… :)
I Am Jazz is the story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for trans kids everywhere.
I am reblogging this again bc I have not been able to get this beautiful child out of my mind since I watched the video yesterday
Instant wishlist for a future school social work office. Instant.
Join an exercise class, like Zumba or Insanity, that meets weekly.
Find a place of worship, if that’s your thing, and go to services and find out in they have small groups that meet during the week.
Find a civic group to join, like Rotary, Civitan, or Kiwanis. If you’re a woman, consider League of Women Voters or Daughters of the American Revolution.
Volunteer at a pet shelter. (KITTEN THERAPY! PUPPY WALKING!)
Check out the local library’s public programming for free entertainment.
Find a local store or cafe that you can visit regularly enough to get to know the people that own it or work there. When I moved to this small town, the first thing I did was find a used bookstore I liked. As educators we spend a lot of time in these stores anyway, and they’re a good way to destress (not even retail therapy — just window shopping can do it), meet new people, make good connections, and also feel empowered by giving ourselves new knowledge or centered by seeing things we already feel familiar with.
Please guys, help australian kids become aware of the perils of the interwebs
you can add the carribean to your list now
Here is South Korea
Good morning from NYC!
Back to Australia!
Hello from Germany
Aye it’s America
Hey! England here!
american student in italy!
BACK IN MERICA
hey.. its in canada now. figured you’d like to know.
Still in the USA, but now in Indiana.
Home to Australia once more!
The Bronx, NYC!
That’s a great lesson to teach! Hello from New England, USA!
Hi there anon,
This is definitely going to be a complicated issue — but it will probably be more complicated for the adults involved than the kids. How are the kids reacting? How about the student’s parents?
Finding out about the school policy is an excellent start. Be prepared for push-back; trying to act as a student teacher may be difficult. Do you have an advising/mentor teacher? A supervisor through your program? Have you mentioned this to them yet?
There are a number of books out there both for kids at the early elementary grades and for adults that help introduce the idea of trans* issues and gender spectrum and non-conforming youth; it might be a little passive aggressive to just leave a few pieces of reading in the teachers’ lounge, though you could always feign having left it by accident by looking for it later.
But if the administration is on board and/or you feel comfortable suggesting some informal (or formal, though most schools set those schedules far ahead of time) PD, I would suggest exposing the adults in the school to some important resources for schools regarding working with LGBTQ* issues — including and especially gender — in a way that’s safe and respectful for the students. There are a number of resources out there aimed at schools but also at the elementary level specifically, which may come as a surprise to many people. Gender Spectrum and PFLAG are some of my perpetual favorites. If you search “gender spectrum” and “education,” you can also find a number of articles that may outline specific things that you can do as a teacher to encourage acceptance and self-expression in your own classroom.
Please don’t hesitate to offer some more information, ask some more specific questions, or keep us updated. I’d love to be of more help.
Building a library in Bed-Stuy to close the gap between a child’s performance in school and her or his socioeconomic status
So this is a project started by the kind of friend you’re always catching up yet never feel far from. This individual has always had an unsinkable, adventurous, proactive spirit, and I’m not remotely surprised to see her doing such awesome stuff with it.
And here’s the thing —
This project, aside from the person running it, gets at my heart in a very personal way on a number of levels.
Giving kids a space to be.
Giving them a space to read, dream, create.
And it’s a school of diverse, low-income kids in NYC. I’m pretty sure that this is the same neighborhood my mother went to high school in. This city is my soft spot.
So, while my heart is in every educational fundraising project that crosses my screen, this one has some special connections for me.
And we need some help getting it funded, because thus far it’s slow-going.
So if you have change to spare, or can signal boost and pass it around, this is a project that could really use your support.
So far that’s none.
If I don’t have any responses…well, I’ll just compile some that I have and use with the great big asterisk that it’s anything but exhaustive.
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
Having been on food stamps, I cannot begin to explain my frustration with the moronic statements in these gif sets. This is supposed to be journalism, informative media, and no one bothers to fact check. At all.
Imagine if you had to spend hundreds of dollars of your own money just to get your job done. That’s how much the average teacher had to spend on school supplies for their students in past years, experts said.My friends can’t wrap their minds around the money I spend for my job.
Breaking news: Sky is blue. Cats meow. Pope Catholic.
Breaking News: Sun at center of the solar system.
Breaking News: Classrooms are often underfunded, water is wet.