The College Board has announced that it is making extensive, fundamental changes to the SATs in order to better evaluate today’s high school students.
— Emma Lazarus (via hopeinspiresme)
Sometimes I answer through a story, like the time in eighth grade that I taught Keyana a concept in algebra. When the steps finally fell into places, her face glowed, a look of realization that I will never forget. But the best part was seeing her go on to teach her new found knowledge to other people. That’s when I knew I should be a teacher. But whenever I tell that story, I always leave out the part where Keyana tries to copy my answers and later we stop being best friends and of course, the part where she abandoned any hope of continuing her education after getting pregnant. But being a parent gave her a purpose in life in a way that school never did for her. I’m sure that she’s forgotten about that lesson in eighth grade and the concepts are no longer relevant to her; these added details complicate my perfectly packaged answer of why I want to be a teacher.
when an adult, a teacher, a mentor, a supervisor, gives up on you.
I’m not sure what that means but that sounds absolutely terrifying.
How much protection can you get out of condoms & purity rings?
I’ve been popping out so many papers & major assignments that you’d think I’m octomom
I started to realize that there were still things I hadn’t quite figured out about old people when I found out what dentures were. I would go over Teresa’s house to play often enough to learn her mom’s normal routine; she went to bed early, a process that started after dinner, when she always rested on the couch, and then loudly eat a piece of hard candy, Werthers caramels I always imagined. I secretly wished that she would offer me a piece of candy too but she never did. Until one day I realized the reason why she never offered me a piece and why I never saw the candy wrappers. It wasn’t candy that was making the clinking noise in her mouth—it was her tongue moving her dentures in and out of place.
I want this society 6 print for my future classroom.
& I’d like to create prints with messages like “LITERACY IS POWER” & “EVERYTHING IS AN ARGUMENT”