The Art Guy
Dear embittered co-workers

rawkvocalpower:

No one said you have to do this job. Teaching is a calling NOT a job. You hate it? QUIT! There are plenty of people who WANT to teach. They like even LOVE kids. It’s NOT required but it helps if you don’t loathe kids and talk down to them.

Please, I love my job. I want to continue loving it but you’re making it really really hard.

2 hours agorawkvocalpower 4 notes
Behold, the problem.
The hard part is fixing it.
(Particularly when teaching is a thankless job with high demands and a low salary.  Even those of us who see it as a calling sometimes find it difficult to stay in the field.)

Behold, the problem.

The hard part is fixing it.

(Particularly when teaching is a thankless job with high demands and a low salary.  Even those of us who see it as a calling sometimes find it difficult to stay in the field.)

6 hours agojuboktimusprime 32 notes
What a glamorous life I lead…

Woke up my wife, told her I was leaving and taking the printer with me.

Added that I would likely not be home until late.

I didn’t choose the teacher life, the teacher life chose me.

(My room is not yet ready for school to start on Monday and while we have black and white printers throughout the building I demand COLOR PRINTOUTS!)

8 hours ago 3 notes#teaching #education #back to school
QUOTE: “states could have saved more than $24 billion annually if they had increased/decreased the employment of administrators and other non-teaching staff at the same rate as students between 1992 and 2009.”
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From 

Study: Half of All School Employees Not Teachers, 130% Increase Since 1970

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/zoey-dimauro/study-half-all-school-employees-not-teachers-130-increase-1970

(via weareteachers)

22 hours agoweareteachers 27 notes

emilyvalenza:

designcloud:

Principles of Design Poster by Efil Türk.

The turkey based designer named Efil has crafted a beautiful series of poster showing the principles of design only using paper. Cutting pieces of paper, juxtaposing the pieces, pasting geometrical shapes and using simple typography is the formula of this beautiful series. She mention that you can actually buy them.

these are such well done art pieces on their own. funny, how art ed visuals are usually not that beautiful… i’d proudly hang these on my wall. 

1 day agowhateveryouframetumblr.com 3,795 notes
1,225%
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That’s how much the price of college in America has increased over the past 4 decades

That is not a typo. 

(via fortheloveofgop)

Rhis is by design. States cut budgets, and banks/government make billions off student loans.

Cheap school tuition is not good for capitalism.

(via liberalsarecool)

1 day agoliberalsarecoolmicdotcom 26,582 notes
A 17 minute parent phone call about my gmail policy

mollysea:

"I am uncomfortable with my student having any accounts like this. My kids are not even allowed to use the computer at home."

After explaining how the accounts will be used for collaborative projects, saving student work, and to help me monitor student progress (all details already written in the letter I sent home), eventually the truth came out.

"I understand the need for students to progress and learn technology but…. I don’t know anything about it and that makes me uncomfortable."

Ignorance creating fear which is then used to keep our children in the dark.

Maybe I should figure out how to teach a computer literacy course to parents.

3 days agomollysea 17 notes
torteen:

booksyarnink:

"And I want them to know that they have no limits." - Unshelved
You tell ‘em, Dewey.

No limits!

torteen:

booksyarnink:

"And I want them to know that they have no limits." - Unshelved

You tell ‘em, Dewey.

No limits!

3 days agowilwheatonbooksyarnink 7,105 notes
kerrsplat:

america-wakiewakie:

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural live, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” 
—Isaac Asimov 

Always reblog the Grand Master of Science Fiction.

kerrsplat:

america-wakiewakie:

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural live, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” 

—Isaac Asimov 

Always reblog the Grand Master of Science Fiction.

4 days agokerrsplatamerica-wakiewakie 480 notes

queenofhaiku:

Here is a set of rules that the UN uses to determine a credible resource.  I put them into “plain English”. Consider using these rules while you are reading the news.  It will help you sort actual fact from biased misinformation.  I wrote this for Bubblews - a website that pays writers by the page click.

4 days agoqueenofhaiku 1 note
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