"Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions."
Positively Persistent Teach (on summer break): Dear Tumblr,
Here is my classroom wish list!
I tried to think of things I could do to get people to buy things off of my Amazon classroom wish list. There’s not much I can do for you except signal boost your projects which I try to do anyways. But, I decided to look at this in the same way that Swim for…
Truth is, I’m jealous of my students’ phones because I never had one in high school. I’m glad when they use them to take pictures of assignments or homework as a means of remembering them. As teachers, I think we could do them a huge service by teaching them how to use their phones’ calendars and to-do lists and alarms and all the other things that adults use to help them stay organized. Students lose the agendas/planners we give them, but they will not lose their phones. And frankly, since I got a phone, I no longer use a planner myself.
Why shake our heads when we could be praising their resourcefulness and appreciating the fact that we can move on to something project-based because they have the notes already? Why roll our eyes at their texting ability instead of appreciating the fact that they’re writing essays on their phones and turning them in on GoogleDocs instead of not doing them at all?
Sorry for the rant, but I really believe that instead of admonishing the upcoming generations we embrace their efficiency and resourcefulness because it will allow us to do so much more in the classroom.
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Van Gogh’s Paintings Get Tilt-Shifted by Serena Malyon
Serena Malyon, a 3rd-year student at art school, took some of van Gogh’s most beautiful paintings and altered them in Photoshop to achieved this amazing tilt-shift effect.
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Okay, so in Science class yesterday we were talking about sleep cycles and melatonin and my science teacher said, “if you’re trying to sleep, avoid one colour. Blue. Your melatonin levels decrease when looking at the colour blue because it’s the colour of the sky.” GUYS, I KNOW WHY NONE OF US SLEEP. TUMBLR IS BLUE.
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