blacking out the friction

Anonymous asked: Would you discourage a current junior in high school from becoming a teacher? Or do you feel the benefits outweigh the negatives for a person who would like to teach?


Answer:

lolobee8288:

teamteachers:

thegrownuplife:

I would discourage everyone from becoming a teacher. 

NO WAIT!! Hear me out… this job is thankless. No, really. The money is obviously not there, and I’m not even talking about lavish trips or even a trip down to the movie theater, I mean you will literally be living from paycheck to paycheck, if that. The educational system itself is ruthless and at this point probably even more savage than politics. The one thing that makes it all worthwhile is seeing your students succeed… but that won’t happen every day, every week, or every month. If they do though…. it’ll probably be years down the road and you may or may not know about it. Are there beautiful moments in the classroom? Absolutely. Do I enjoy teaching? Yes. Would I break my back for my students? I do. Every day. Even when they cuss me out, when they talk over me, when they sleep through class, when they just… won’t. But I would NEVER, EVER, EVER encourage anyone to be a teacher. 

Because the kind of person that has the strength, conviction, ambition, intellect, and passion needed to be a teacher…a great teacher… CANNOT be the kind of person that needs encouragement to do the job. It needs to be the kind of person that is ridiculously INSANE and maniacally ANGERED about the current state of our youth that they will do whatever is necessary to change their life…. despite people telling them to NEVER, EVER, EVER be a  teacher. 

Perfection. A must-read.

Beautiful.

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Anonymous asked: Would you discourage a current junior in high school from becoming a teacher? Or do you feel the benefits outweigh the negatives for a person who would like to teach?


Answer:

lolobee8288:

teamteachers:

thegrownuplife:

I would discourage everyone from becoming a teacher. 

NO WAIT!! Hear me out… this job is thankless. No, really. The money is obviously not there, and I’m not even talking about lavish trips or even a trip down to the movie theater, I mean you will literally be living from paycheck to paycheck, if that. The educational system itself is ruthless and at this point probably even more savage than politics. The one thing that makes it all worthwhile is seeing your students succeed… but that won’t happen every day, every week, or every month. If they do though…. it’ll probably be years down the road and you may or may not know about it. Are there beautiful moments in the classroom? Absolutely. Do I enjoy teaching? Yes. Would I break my back for my students? I do. Every day. Even when they cuss me out, when they talk over me, when they sleep through class, when they just… won’t. But I would NEVER, EVER, EVER encourage anyone to be a teacher. 

Because the kind of person that has the strength, conviction, ambition, intellect, and passion needed to be a teacher…a great teacher… CANNOT be the kind of person that needs encouragement to do the job. It needs to be the kind of person that is ridiculously INSANE and maniacally ANGERED about the current state of our youth that they will do whatever is necessary to change their life…. despite people telling them to NEVER, EVER, EVER be a  teacher. 

Perfection. A must-read.

Beautiful.

— 3 hours ago with 399 notes
adiemtocarpe:

vwalker:

elviajedelaesperanza:

ramblingsofkallie:

pbghgirl:

This is me. I think I even have that hair style at this point.

yup. 110% accurate

Exactly what my hair looked like today. Whoops…#sorrynotsorrry

So truthy it hurts.On point for the hair too.

The hair. Yes.

adiemtocarpe:

vwalker:

elviajedelaesperanza:

ramblingsofkallie:

pbghgirl:

This is me. I think I even have that hair style at this point.

yup. 110% accurate

Exactly what my hair looked like today. Whoops…#sorrynotsorrry

So truthy it hurts.
On point for the hair too.

The hair. Yes.

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"After some 30 years of [analyzing teaching], I have concluded that classroom teaching—particularly at the elementary and secondary levels—is perhaps the most complex, most challenging, and most demanding, subtle, nuanced, and frightening activity that our species has ever invented. In fact, when I compared the complexity of teaching with that much more highly rewarded profession, “doing medicine,” I concluded that the only time medicine even approaches the complexity of an average day of classroom teaching is in an emergency room during a natural disaster. When 30 patients want your attention at the same time, only then do you approach the complexity of the average classroom on an average day."
The wisdom of practice: essays on teaching, learning and learning to teach Lee S. Shulman (via luckyseventeen)

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A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water log stick will do just fine. A dog doesn’t care if your rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he’ll give you his. How many people can you say that about? How many people can make you feel rare and pure and special? How many people can make you feel extraordinary?” - John Grogan, Marley & Me

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huffingtonpost:

By just watching this video of puppies, you’re donating money to charity.

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Why I Didn't Teach For America →

girlwithalessonplan:

lessoninteaching:

Nearly six years ago—during my college’s first year orientation—I set my sights on becoming an elementary school teacher. Five years ago, I attended a Teach For America (TFA) info session at my college’s library. Many people encouraged me to…

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"We’re adults, but, like…adult cats. Someone should probably take care of us, but we can sort of make it on our own."

my roommate, on the question “are we adults” (via disjunct)

This is the best description of my life I’ve ever seen

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edukaition:

mymodernmet:

Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING EVER.

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huffingtonpost:

Homeless shelter is transformed into 5-star restaurant, hot food and warm hearts all around.  See the full video here. 

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positivelypersistentteach:

littleangrykitten:

ejacutastic:

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Faith in humanity restored! Never judge a book by its cover! 

I’ve read about this organization before, and every time I tear up.

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