"I worked at the same cafe for 28 years, but it just went out of business, so I had to find new work. Before it was like I had a family. I saw the same people every day. But now I just have a job. One day you lose something, and you say: ‘Oh my God. I was happy. And I didn’t even know it.’"
It’s here! It’s here! The full #tfios trailer in beautiful high definition!
Laughing and sobbing simultaneously already. Because of the trailer or because I already know the story? Who cares. Can’t wait!
We asked 170,000 educators on our WeAreTeachers Facebook page, ”What do people say or ask you about teaching that drives you crazy?” They had a few lessons to share. So get out your pencil and your notebook, and listen up. Here are 12 things you should never say to teachers. Not to your neighbor…
Pay attention, please.
You’ve likely heard the “Friends” theme song a bijillion times, but you haven’t heard it like this. Three Irish blokes, Glenn Murphy, Oisin O’Callaghan and Ronan Scolard re-imagined the sound of “I’ll Be There For You,” by The Rembrandts.
Very much like.
How I’m spending my evening…
So yeah, all of that pre-graduation adrenaline has definitely worn off.
So 8 hours after I walked for my Master’s degree, this is how I’m spending my evening:
My first homebuddies streaming Jingle All the Way. Drinking some Christmas at Biltmore wine from my boy. Wrapped in my coziest robe and just generally being a total bum. #noregrets
This one took longer than usual to film because we were laughing so hard. #murica
What are your 20 things we should say more often?
Reblogging for all the wonderful Kid Prez giggles.
How I feel reading education articles for my final papers of grad school
Perhaps I’m a bit passionate about issues of educational inequality…
Made my heart big and my eyes wet.
Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show.
Ravitch is the queen. If only the government would listen…
We would also address poverty directly. We would increase the minimum wage and make post-secondary education cheap or free, and we’d improve improve unemployment benefits and offer free job-training to the unemployed.
Poverty is one of the few social ills where throwing money at the problem really does seem to work.
These are not radical, liberal ideas. In fact, in Europe most of them are associated with the more conservative parties, and many of them were associated with the American Republican party in the 80s. But the United States’s political climate is so different from anywhere else in the industrialized world that I fear we will just continue to get farther behind in education (and in % of people living in poverty) until we decide to make some big domestic investments.