This Academic's Life

Sep 01
Day #1. #30lists

Day #1. #30lists

Aug 31

Has anyone read Conversion by Katherine Howe?

talesofan8thgradeteacher:

It has taken over my Sunday morning…afternoon…in the most wonderful of YA lit ways.

I just can’t stop.

It was a very slow start. If she had started in the middle it would have been a better book.

Aug 30

study-ninja:

This is how I am going to organize everything from now on. It’s called the Bullet Journal method. Most if you probably already know about it but schools are starting (or have already started) and many are getting frustrated because they just cannot keep up with everything. So here is a flexible method which you can modify to your own taste. All you need is a simple notebook.

Aug 30

rememberthstars:

steel-magn0lia:

brass-beard:

wolfmansgotnards:

battleofthebowties:

thesylverlining:

ALMOST. JUST A LITTLE MORE.

sometimes i miss summer AND THEN THINGS LIKE THESE POP UP

I…I need it. All of it

I always wondered why I like Autumn, but then I remember Orange is my favourite colour…

My body is ready.

favorite

Can’t wait.

Aug 27
succubus-studies:

Cute little key for a bullet journal or planner (via Pinterest)

succubus-studies:

Cute little key for a bullet journal or planner (via Pinterest)

Aug 26
Watching pretty little liars with the boy.  #pll #finale

Watching pretty little liars with the boy. #pll #finale

Aug 26
cabseewantsdeanambrose:

when you and your friends go for a group selfie and you check what you look like after it and go like

Oh no you don’t.

cabseewantsdeanambrose:

when you and your friends go for a group selfie and you check what you look like after it and go like

Oh no you don’t.

Aug 25
Aug 25

quote 1. Read everyday. Consistency, Consistency, Consistency, Consistency.
2. Take notes on what you read. You can get a little notebook and write down the most important quotes, that way you always remember it. Our short term memory is not very good with holding information if we only read it once.
3. Read about everything. Broaden your mind. Science, math, history, english literature, languages etc. ex-Don’t just stick to reading about romance novels or YA. Read about healthcare, companies, computers, philosophers. (The library has everything, go use it!)
4. Write. Get a notebook and write about what you have learned, how you feel about it, what you think about it, what you like and don’t like about it etc.
5. Just don’t give a fuck about people’s opinions. They don’t matter. In school we try so hard to impress people who don’t even care about us, its stupid to worry about them.
6. Be alone. Being alone doesn’t mean you are going to be lonely. You have your books, and your videos, and music and coffee, and knowledge. Books are the most constant of friends.

Aug 25

EDD: What is your absolute favorite unit/lesson to teach? Like, get-so-excited-can’t-wait-for-students-to-roll-in-to-teach-it fave? Also, do you have a least favorite unit or lesson? Like can’t stand it but standards, standardized tests, important info to know, etc.?

writteninthekitchensink:

Last year, I was really looking forward to To Kill a Mockingbird with my 8th graders, but that felt like a very, very, very long unit. I also did it in late November-December- early January, which may have been part of the issue. I’m dreading it a bit this year as a result. 

However, I enjoyed my unit on The Omnivore’s Dilemma a lot more than I thought I would. I love the book, but I wasn’t sure how it would translate for the kids. They LOVED it, so I’m looking forward to doing it again.

Inventory!!!