The first funeral I remember attending was for my Uncle Charles. I loved him like a grandfather. He was a wonderful man. The first wedding I remember attending was for the the Miners and I was their flower girl and my brother was the ring bearer. I remember the dress being very pink and covered in ruffles. So glad my pink and ruffly days are behind me!
Click above to find images taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. These images are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color.
“Dear America, when you tell gay Americans that they can’t serve their country openly or marry the person that they love, you’re telling that to kids too. So don’t be f-ing SHOCKED and wonder where all these bullies are coming from that are torturing young kids and driving them to kill themselves because they’re different. They learned it from watching you.”—Sarah Silverman (via e-pic)
Art Cadre! What are you doing for Fall Break? Perhaps visiting a college, completing some community service, working on an artwork for class? Please share and remember to document all you do for your service hours and on-line journal!
A good explanation. Twitter’s become a great source of PD for me, as I have displayed here various times. There are also chats that go on by using hash tags; for example, social studies teachers get together Mondays at 7pmEST and “chat” on Twitter using the hashtag #sschat.
My day started off at midnight with me talking to a friend on the phone until 1:30 a.m. It was a great conversation but as I’m sure you can imagine I have thus been exhausted all day. Then I slept until 6:30 a.m. when I woke up to get ready for work. I started my day off having a laugh with the secretaries about praying for joy in my heart… I think you’d have needed to be there to understand that. At any rate I then proceeded to first period where my students were working on Op Art paintings. The second period was working on the same assignment. During that class period I was able to get some artwork hung up in the hallway of student portraits. They are all in a row which makes them very much look like mug shots which is rather funny and hopefully not foreshadowing of things to come! During second period I also got to hear from my TA Kelsey about her and Allie’s adventure at Herron’s open house the day prior. I was glad to hear they had a good experience but am bummed they never got to show their portfolio’s to the professors due to the long line. After that fourth period, my prep PTL!, started and I was able to hang more student self portraits up downstairs in the big glass display case. The Intro students did a really good job for their first grid drawing, I must say. After that I ran home to try and find a drawing of mine to show to a student later on in the day but much to my horror and dismay I could not find it. So I come back to school and I had an e-mail from the secretary (one of the ones I had been joking with earlier in the day) and the e-mail said that my car had been towed because it lacked a car tag. I was 98% sure she was joking but since the e-mail was forwarded to me by the schools police department I was a little worried she was being honest. Bully for them it was just a fun prank and my car was not towed! They just wanted to see if I’d keep the joy in my heart. LOL Then my lovely Art Cadre students showed up for 6th and 7th periods. I heart this group as they are just fantastic individuals. They worked on their individual art projects while I worked on a lesson for Digital Design 1. So we all had a productive Friday which was good. I also ran down to the office during passing period to sign off on my PGP. So glad that’s been approved! I then went home and took a power nap as I was exhausted due to being on the phone to late the night prior/ early this morning. Then I got up and ran to Avon for some errands and then came home to clean the house for tomorrow’s book club meeting. Oh yeah, you heard me, I’m in a book club because I AM THAT COOL! Then I sat down to read a book and get some questions and games ready for tomorrow’s meeting. We’re gonna have a great time. So yeah, that was my day, pretty exciting I know. I am just wondering when I’ll get my book deal. The Chilean minors want 20 million for theirs but I’d be cool with a cool grand as I’m not an extortionist.
Richard Byrne gives a great description of MarkUp.io, a tool that allows you to draw on webpages, save your work and share it. This may be a great resource for your students to share notes with one another, or for you to share notes with your students.
I’ve lived in Indiana my entire life. Specifically I lived in Terre Haute for 21 years, Frankfort for 1 year, Lebanon for 1 year, Indianapolis for 3 years, and then I moved to Brownsburg 8 years ago and that is where I currently reside. I must say that while I have fond memories of my childhood hometown that Brownsburg is now where my heart lies. It’s home to me and I have my wonderful job, fantastic students, and amazing neighbors and friends to thank for that. So thank you Brownsburg! I love you despite your obsession with the color purple and bulldogs!
Ford T. Smith is helping to bulldoze one of the most durable pillars of academic life: the semester.
An adjunct faculty member at Kentucky’s Jefferson Community & Technical College, Mr. Smith teaches in an online program that lets students start class any day they want and finish at their own speed. One student, desperate to graduate, knocked off 113 quizzes and six writing assignments for a humanities course in 46 sleepless hours.
But there is a downside to this convenience, and it’s deeper than bleary eyes. The open format of Jefferson’s program, called Learn Anytime, means students don’t move through classes in groups. None of Mr. Smith’s 400 online students will have a discussion or do a group project with classmates.