April232014

Few quick notes

1 I got this off of Moyer’s Facebook page so no worries about confidentiality.

2 This is a REALLY small town in Oklahoma

3 our State Superintendent is an idiot that needs to be removed if you live in OK PLEASE vote against her next election and if not a signal boost would be nice.  :)

In my 25 years in education I have seen many changes. As a teacher, prinicipal and superintendent, I have always tried to make these changes adapt to our particular school in a way that follows the guidelines but also takes into consideration the individual child. This has worked relatively well as I feel that we follow state guidelines and our students’ needs are always considered. Personally, as an educator, I have always felt that too much emphasis has been placed on testing but if that is what is required by individuals more qualified than myself, then that is what we will do. However, with that being said, I find myself in a very difficult position. We have a family of students whose parents were both killed in a car accident this week. When our district test administrator called the State Department of Education to ask for an emergency exemption for these students, it was denied. This is not considered a reason for exemption by the SDE. The SDE believes these students should be tested and their scores be used to not only judge them but also used to evaluate their teachers and their school at a time in their life that is unimaginable to most. So as administrator of our district, I have made the decision to go against the SDE rules and exempt these students from taking their tests. This may or may not cause our school to receive an “F” on our school report card for not meeting our testing percentage but it is the only decision that best meets the needs of our students. As an educator and a human being with a reasonable amount of common sense, I don’t feel like any test these students take during this time would be valid in any way. Testing and its importance are quickly escalating out of control and our common sense appears to be going in the opposite direction.

Donna Dudley (Moyers Public School)

 

4PM

biohazardgirl:

singingtomysoul:

I have never read a John Green novel.

But I would care a lot more about critiques of him if any of the people I’ve seen shitting on him had actually read a John Green novel either.

Or pretty much anything that has ever come out of his mouth.

It’s really disgusting that people accuse John Green, a writer with clinical depression and anxiety to the point of it being very disabling at different times of his life, as someone who might romanticize and encourage teen suicide.

As an aside, I love his self awareness about his own writing. That shit is hard to do.

On the existence of his crash course videos alone, which provide free, accessible, consistent, intersectional, and quality higher level education to anyone with an internet connection (which is a fucking revolutionary concept and execution and should not be treated lightly) I am forever a fan of this man.

(Source: iicarustiel, via adelindschade)

1PM
angergirl:

I’m on a Daine and Numair kick, apparently. I just like how they are both such complete wizardly dorks that things like Daine being covered in animals 24/7 doesn’t even warrant comment, and Numair can prance about with a flute trailing giant boulders but Daine would probably be more impressed if he remembered to grab something to eat afterwards.
I just… they’re such cuties.

angergirl:

I’m on a Daine and Numair kick, apparently. I just like how they are both such complete wizardly dorks that things like Daine being covered in animals 24/7 doesn’t even warrant comment, and Numair can prance about with a flute trailing giant boulders but Daine would probably be more impressed if he remembered to grab something to eat afterwards.

I just… they’re such cuties.

(via tamorapierce)

April222014
1PM
tameraali:

I’m intensely amused that, of all things, he’s also really good at juggling.

tameraali:

I’m intensely amused that, of all things, he’s also really good at juggling.

(via tamorapierce)

April212014
“this didn’t happen in the books” ancient proverb (via welcometothemasturbatory)

(via xanthewalter)

April202014

larads:

Tortall map scroll

I’ve never attempted anything quite like this so it was a bit of a shot in the dark, but I think it came out okay and I had to do it because I love Tammy’s books too much not too. It’s based off the Tortall map from PoTS for one of the UK editions. It’s entirely hand-sewn into cotton  and for those who care, the border is double herringbone stitch (I think)and there are little glass beads in each corner and blanket stitch around the edge of the brown backing fabric. 

(via fytortall)

5PM

guy:

other people: I like people until they give me reason not to

me: I hate people until they give me reason not to

(via idris--the--tardis)

April192014
11AM
“Try to say nothing negative about anybody for three days, for forty-five days, for three months. See what happens to your life.” Yoko Ono (via bl-ossomed)

(Source: princedieinheaven, via idris--the--tardis)

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