Teaching fourth grade with style.
I just don’t think I can’t not watch.
Wouldn’t miss it! I even put it in my calendar! :)
Duhhhh. I’m interested to see how much of it is the play vs. the movie adaptation, since I was in the play in high school.
A BAZILLION POINTS if you can guess what role I played. I’ll post a pic later tonight.
And I wonder why my kids are acting “off” this week and not getting their work done during our (slightly diminished) math and reading times.
There is just not enough time in the day.
I feel like that Sprint commercial mocking the use of “totes mcgotes” and other abridged terms is staring daggers at me through my TV and I honestly don’t care. Carry on my friends.
In the effort to be transparent, I need to confess something. I need to practice what I preach. I think it’s very true that we hate in others the qualities that we hate in ourselves. Myself especially.
I hate when I see people in #education (or anywhere on Tumblr) jump all over someone else for something they’ve posted; completely take them down in a way that doesn’t create further discussion, offer help, or show support. I think it’s unproductive and hostile; it tears apart this community instead of building it up.
But I am totally guilty of it too…
I recall a post by BetheChangeYouWant that I totally hopped on the nasty comment bandwagon with. I still regret it. I sat today and wondered about this a lot. Why do we feel the need to do this? Is it ego, the separation of the internet, are we just mean, or what?
We can disagree with someone without destroying them. We can have discussion and debate without it getting personal; without fighting to be right. I love the THINK posters: Is it True, is it Helpful, is it Inspiring, is it Necessary, is it KIND? The last one especially. We’re in the kindness business as teachers. I wish we were all a little better at being kind to each other.
I agree. It always makes me super uncomfortable when confrontation occurs here and people jump on the bandwagon to criticize someone for one little thing they said. I remember in particular bethechange’s fashionable teacher post and a post from tomes (I think?) about the Lincoln movie last year that caused a lot of sparks and got ugly, causing various subposts and #Education drama.
We all teach in such different contexts. What you read on here is not ever the whole story and we know our own students best. Jumping to conclusions or making assumptions from semantics can do so much harm. I know we all have the best for the students in mind, but can’t we trust that our fellow educators do as well?
A common complaint for teachers is that our evaluators/lawmakers’ decisions and pass judgments on our effectiveness are based on one piece of data or one lesson without taking in the whole range of circumstances of our classroom and its students. By passing judgement on one minute detail of one post we are essentially doing the same.
Obviously, I know there will be things people will not agree on - that’s natural. Through clarifying questions and thoughtful messages, we can continue to grow together (another example I just remembered was when that student teacher had a crush on her student and posted about it, which I believe did need to be addressed, but perhaps through private messages instead of an all-out attack).
For me, tumblr is a safe place to share my thoughts and struggles and triumphs and to hold up and celebrate others. I’ve met so many people on here who are endlessly supportive and compassionate towards each other and their students. Let’s keep up the love and practice what we preach. <3