I am glad I got to see them go, but I really don’t want to see them go.
A kid came into one of my classes today, and he had been having problems at home, that translated into terrible work ethic at school. He was a pain in the butt to one of my friends, and former teachers. She asked me to send her some of my poems a while back so she could give them to him to foster some creativity in him because he was very, very good at writing poems.
Anyway, he comes into my class and sheepishly tells me that he is graduating, and talks to me for a little bit. I told him I was proud of him, and that it was awesome that he was graduating. On the inside I was going crazy because I was so proud of him. And I was going to miss him, even though he was a pain in my butt too.
I also got told by a number of kids that I am too modest to tell that said I was “Their favorite teacher.” I would, and could only say that I wasn’t even their teacher. They didn’t care, and I got lots of hugs. I signed a few yearbooks. One of my favorite students, the one that gave me a papercraft TARDIS, is graduating, and I might not see her again. I left her a long message in her yearbook. I hope she does well for herself.
I am verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves.
Blech. Anxiety about getting a job is poop.
I haven’t been around, even though I have a comic, because I need to apply to every job ever, and I took on a long term sub position.
Yes, I know. I just finished my internship. What the hell am I doing?
I DON’T KNOW. I did teach the kids about Lewis Dot Diagrams today though. It was awesome to see them get it, even though it should have been a review.
I am so tired. And even more tired of my throat congestion.
Nonetheless, American Calvinism has become so extreme that it no longer deserves to be called Christianity.
Jesus’ first commandment was to love God. But his other teachings are about loving those around us. His second commandment was “love thy neighbor as thyself.” Jesus amplified this in his Sermon on the Mount: blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, and those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.
Jesus was not a Calvinist or a capitalist. He disdained worldly possessions: “It is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven… it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
Republican policy no longer represents the teachings of Jesus. The GOP favors the rich and ignores the poor, disadvantaged, sick, elderly, long-term unemployed, and other unfortunates. Republicans may be religious, but they’re not Christians.
Although “on accident” is wrong, it is easy to see why it is so prevalent.
- “On purpose” is grammatically correct, so many people assume that “on accident” is also acceptable (but it isn’t).
- As children, especially, we’ve undoubtedly told parents and teachers on…
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Super fun, y’all.
Competing games! I was wondering where everyone was
Ohh I want to play, but I think pencilblots is the only #Education person who follows me/knows who I am.
You should have played!
Anyone want to start a new game? Or are you all tired of it already?