There is in this world no such force as the force of a person determined to...– W.E.B Du Bois (via maybesomethingbeautiful)
Today will be a good day...
Reasons I know: 1. I woke up well rested and excited about life. 2. I look cute wearing my new awesome shirt that was originally $95.00, but I got on sale for $15.00 on Black Friday! 3. As I was walking into school, the trash man (guy in the truck who dumps the big green dumpsters) respectfully told me I looked wonderful today. :) 4. I sang a Glee song with my 7th grade girls… 5. I took...
Random…. A documentary I am watching on Netflix is focusing on a restaurant in Columbia MO. A friend of an ex boyfriend of mine was interviewed bc his family owns the place. I never met this guy but heard a ton of stories about him… I am SO SO happy with my husband, but it always catches me off guard to have old boyfriends pop up.
lol post about throwup, gain a follower.
sarahsized: jk, I’m sure it wasn’t that one that lured them in. It was your response to the education post… ;) But the barf was the icing on the cake.
kindhearted coworker: I've been meaning to tell you this... I thought of you. Since we both have... struggles...
KC: I didn't go to church yesterday, and when I don't go to church I like to watch teleevangelists to hear the word.
me: Completely understandable! Joyce Myers?
KC: Joel Osteen. And God spoke to me through Joel Osteen... he said "Bloom Where You're Planted"
me: My mom always says that! What a great phrase.
iBeautiful thought, but in my mind, I am thinking - flowers don't just need shit to emerge from... Sunlight! Air!
May your coming year be filled with magic and...
This is the year I will surprise myself… I can feel it.
the right answer
I mean, who says they don’t like their job when people ask… It’s the right answer to say you love your job and you love making a difference and blah, blah, blah. I think I even had myself fooled. But there comes a time when the right answer and the real answer haven’t been the same for a long time and anybody with half a brain and a spine will decide it’s time to...
Should Teachers Be Trained More Like Doctors? →
world-shaker: A new report released yesterday from a panel convened by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) says teachers need to be trained in a model more akin to doctors going through residency—a sort of collaborative apprenticeship with more experienced instructors that offers clinical experience to better prepare them for the rigors of their actual...
Money Is Not Important: How "The Twinkie Diet"... →
moneyisnotimportant: You may have heard about the professor that lost several pounds by following The Twinkie Diet. If you’re not familiar with this story, here’s an excerpt from the CNN Health article: Twinkies. Nutty bars. Powdered donuts. For 10 weeks, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at… That’s where my problem comes. I want to eat yummy healthy foods AND then...
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.– Dorothy Parker - Poet (1893-1967) And there’s my problem.
You’ve got to have the balls to change…
My little secret.
Tumblr…. You are my little secret. Other than a few sweeties that I know in real life, you are highly anonymous, and I think I am going to work to keep it that way. The blogspot blog had too many real life readers and due to the nature of my job and the world in general I couldn’t be as honest as I’d like…. No, I won’t share TMI details. But yes, you may get my real...
flyingoffthehandle: I feel like I’m going to be sick. My anxiety level right now is through the roof. Me too… Mine’s about going to work tomorrow. Yours?
Happiness Is Infectious Says Harvard Scientists Knowing someone who is happy...– A study based on data collected in the Framingham Heart Study, in which 5,124 adults aged 21-70 were recruited and followed between 1971 and 2003. More reasons why you should surround yourself with great, positive people and dump those that are toxic. (via theessentialman) Indeed.
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose...– Groucho Marx, Comedian (1895 - 1977) I need this tattooed across my forehead…
My mom bought me boots! Grey suede slouch boots! Yay! …and some jeggings. FYI, auto correct doesn’t know what to do with the word jeggings. Leggings, joggings…
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation...– John F. Kennedy (via eriebaybee)
flyingoffthehandle: The crew wants to go out drinking. I hate missing out on things, but I don’t think they entirely understand what it means to get up for work at 3 am (especially two days in a row). I really want to go, but I don’t want to make them have to leave earlier because I’ve passed out and face planted into a margarita. When I first started teaching, I tried to prove I was a...
My hubby started a blog!!! →
Kyle and I have been tossing around ideas for our garden all year. And when I say Kyle and I, I pretty much mean that Kyle does yard work and I share my opinions! ;) He’s started a blog to track his progress to designing a sustainable and ecologically sound “living garden” for our back yard… Follow him!
St. Louis Happens: Cheap food!! →
stlhappens: So, St. Louisians, I’m poor. More now than ever. Pretty much all of my money goes into paying for my apartment now that I’m the only one living here. Yesterday my friend told me about the Sappington Farmers Market over on Watson, in Crestwood (I believe, technically). I’d been in once, but… Love this store!!!! It is Whole Foods for real people!!!!!
flyingoffthehandle: What are you thankful for this holiday?
By ignoring the motivational realities of seventh graders, the teacher missed a...– Why Standardized Tests Kill the Joy of Learning - Education - GOOD (via world-shaker)
Survey: Half Of Teachers Say Facebook Hurts Grades →
Online social networks have helped us reunite with old friends, connect with like-minded folks a world apart and broadcast our thoughts at the click of a mouse. But is Facebook distracting our youth to the point that their grades and critical thinking skills suffer? Half of 500 teachers polled by UK-based school trips provider JCA seem to think so. In fact, the report found that students with...
Feed it Forward - Give $10.00 Restaurant.com gift... →
that's what shea said: Embarrassing but true →
sheasylvia: It’s been awhile since Aaron and I went to the gym. Really, we have no excuse. We can see it from our backyard. Finally motivated to start working out again, we walked over… Only to find out our memberships had been canceled due to inactivity and because they didn’t have our photos on file. In… I think I can’t wait to start a new exercise plan on 1-1-11……...
Who can resist a man who sings like a woman?! →
St. Louis Tops List of Most Dangerous Cities →
smartypants: I’ll be spending my holidays in the US’ most dangerous city. You? In and around! And proud of it!
But, honestly? I don’t know about you, but I’m a girl. Every day in this...– Sady Doyle: (via jgh2) I actually just got into it with my Mom last night about this exact thing because she thinks I’m “too full of myself”. Girl PUHLEASE, I’m just trying to keep sane (via tangledupinlace) Um… yes to the yes.
How come on my main page, I can’t see any comments, etc…. is this normal? They show up in my dashboard but not on the page. Also, there’s no place on my page for people to comment. Also, please give me your Number 1 Tumblr tip… As you can tell, I really like to be an expert in things and it is bothering me that I am a stumblr…