The Life and Times of Ms. Young

thinksquad:

Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.

The youth protest in the state’s second-largest school district follows a sick-out from teachers that shut down two high schools in the politically and economically diverse area that has become a key political battleground.

Student participants said their demonstration was organized by word of mouth and social media. Many waved American flags and carried signs, including messages that read “There is nothing more patriotic than protest.”

"I don’t think my education should be censored. We should be able to know what happened in our past," said Tori Leu, a 17-year-old student who protested at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10411159

This too…

(Source: thinksquad, via from-student-to-teacher)

hipsterenglishteacher:

strangeasanjles:

medievalpoc:

theboredgeek:

medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

One of the people that is trying to get these changes made said the following.

While the narrative may be “historically true,” he argues, “progressives are going to be the heroes in this narrative.”

My response? So fucking what?!?

Actually, people should really read the article you just linked to. It’s basically a retired history teacher who’s apparently *just horrified* that kids might learn how to do research and think critically about American history.

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

Some people are fashionistas, others are revisionistas.

I’m going to use this in my class before we start F451

everyfiredies:

This week’s healthy lunches: seasonal veggie and chickpea salad!
Ingredients:
- 1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans/whatever you call them
- 1 bell pepper (any color, or more than 1 if you really love bell peppers) In the photo I actually used gypsy peppers because that’s what came in our Farm Fresh to You box last week
- 1 medium zucchini
- 1 cup grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes or whatever other type of tomato you like/have
- 1 cup corn (I used frozen corn because I am lazy. If you have the time and energy, corn from the cob would be amazing)
- olive oil and vinegar (I used white balsamic vinegar because I am currently in love with it)
- whatever seasoning you like (I used garlic salt and oregano, mainly because I couldn’t get the wrapper off the new bottle of thyme. Yeah.)
- any type of vinaigrette you like (We picked up a champagne vinaigrette today at the store. Because champagne.)
Directions:
Cut zucchini and bell peppers into similar sized pieces (so they cook evenly, yo), then saute with olive oil. Add vinegar here if desired. I desired. I love it. Add seasonings here.
Cook until all pieces are soft.
While veggies are cooking, dice tomatoes, thaw corn, and rinse chickpeas.
When veggies are done, mix everything together in a large bowl. If eating right away, mix in your favorite vinaigrette. If storing for lunches for the week, add some white vinegar or olive oil, then add the dressing in the morning before taking to work.
Can be served on fresh spinach or other greens for a more filling salad.

everyfiredies:

This week’s healthy lunches: seasonal veggie and chickpea salad!

Ingredients:

- 1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans/whatever you call them

- 1 bell pepper (any color, or more than 1 if you really love bell peppers) In the photo I actually used gypsy peppers because that’s what came in our Farm Fresh to You box last week

- 1 medium zucchini

- 1 cup grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes or whatever other type of tomato you like/have

- 1 cup corn (I used frozen corn because I am lazy. If you have the time and energy, corn from the cob would be amazing)

- olive oil and vinegar (I used white balsamic vinegar because I am currently in love with it)

- whatever seasoning you like (I used garlic salt and oregano, mainly because I couldn’t get the wrapper off the new bottle of thyme. Yeah.)

- any type of vinaigrette you like (We picked up a champagne vinaigrette today at the store. Because champagne.)

Directions:

Cut zucchini and bell peppers into similar sized pieces (so they cook evenly, yo), then saute with olive oil. Add vinegar here if desired. I desired. I love it. Add seasonings here.

Cook until all pieces are soft.

While veggies are cooking, dice tomatoes, thaw corn, and rinse chickpeas.

When veggies are done, mix everything together in a large bowl. If eating right away, mix in your favorite vinaigrette. If storing for lunches for the week, add some white vinegar or olive oil, then add the dressing in the morning before taking to work.

Can be served on fresh spinach or other greens for a more filling salad.

(via girlwithalessonplan)

girlwithalessonplan:

pooped:

"I had to spend $50 on school supplies this year ! What the f*ck is this teacher thinking???"

Maybe that she’s already spent $500 of her own money on your children and will continue to replace supplies as they walk out throughout the year?????? Mayhaps?????

iamlittlei:

apricockjam:

it’s a diy sALAD BUILDER IM SO HAPPY

mb24jg
and I want to be better about this next school year.

Reblogging for later

(Source: symphonyofawesomeness, via beckieteaches)

WHEN I TELL A STUDENT WITH ATTENTION-SEEKING BEHAVIORS TO SIT DOWN

wincherella:

lifefromthebrownfiles:

He’ll be like…

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OMG I have at least five of these in my class, all boys. 

It’s something about sophomore boys!!

briandanielwolf:

In 2010, there were 8 school shootings in the US.

In 2011, there were 10.

In 2012, there were 14.

In 2013? 28.

In the first half of 2014 alone, we have already suffered 38 school shootings. 

If that doesn’t horrify you, then I don’t know what would.

(via theimprobablefiction)

hipsterenglishteacher:

Found my first day daily edit! 

I am going to use this in my class.

hipsterenglishteacher:

Found my first day daily edit! 

I am going to use this in my class.

(Source: theyuniversity)

brownglucose:

Oh my God.

(Source: andyouwilldeal, via crissle)