A little table to how to get rid of all that negative self-talk. We have to learn look at the good in situations too, instead of dwelling on things we can’t change- because you know what? We may not be able to change what is happening but we CAN change how we view it!
(Source: believeinrecovery, via recoveryandmentalhealth)
"The SAT is a scam. It has been around for 50 years. It has never measured anything. And it continues to measure nothing. And the whole game is that everybody who does well on it, is so delighted by their good fortune that they don’t want to attack it. And they are the people in charge. Because of course, the way you get to be in charge is by having high test scores. So it’s this terrific kind of rolling scam that every so often, somebody sort of looks and says—well, you know, does it measure intelligence? No. Does it predict college grades? No. Does it tell you how much you learned in high school? No. Does it predict life happiness or life success in any measure? No. It’s measuring nothing."
#Burning out slightly?
Stalking special education file folder resources on Teachers Pay Teachers now- realizing I’m slacking on the math curriculum and need something to make things just a tad more interesting for em. And Cyber Tuesday sale on their site! I always find the best resources on TpT.
Top Time Saving Strategies for Teachers at School →
For most teachers I know, if you asked them what they need the most to do a great job, they would say time. Indeed, they will often come to work with a carefully planned “to do list”, but by the end of the day that list remains virtually untouched. The good news however is that if you follow some tips and strategies, you can start to regain those precious minutes which seem to disappear like a handful of sand through your fingers!
These are important time savers. I try to do many of them and they have worked for me in the past. I need to remember to keep doing them.
When is my teaching work “enough”?
I always wonder if I am doing “enough” as a teacher. I feel I have a lot of
good interventions and structures and academics in place for my students,
but I wonder when I’ll finally feel okay, confident, and thriving about
what I’m doing. I don’t think it will be for a long time, but for now I
need to forgive myself for things not done and celebrate the things that
are done. I have to be okay with the fact that this is my second year
overall teaching special ed, AND it’s my first year running a low-incidence
disability classroom, that I’m learning how to modify/accommodate properly
and come up with good, meaningful curriculum for my students, that I am
running my own room for the first time ever, that I have accomplished a
lot, that many of my students are much more verbal and communicative than
they were in the beginning of the year, and that they are making academic
progress. Just how much academic progress is always the question- should I
be pushing more for them, or do I overestimate their abilities and need to
take things a step back? I push all the time and know my social studies
lessons could use improving, but that also comes with time, and especially
when I’m not as focused on that as I am majorly focused on my reading and
math curriculum. I also need to realize how little curriculum I’ve been
given, that I’ve been building so much of this from scratch, slowly finding
curriculums along the way that seem to be working, but without a curriculum
I’m constantly building instead of improving the way I want. I think I’m in
a good zone regardless of all those things but constantly need to push
myself to learn best practices, practices that are evidence-based, and
learn from the teachers around me. And I have to let go and forgive
myself, as that is the only way I will be able to sustain a job like
"When you want to get good at something, how you spend your time practicing is far more important than the amount of time you spend. … Regular practice simply isn’t enough. To improve, we must watch ourselves fail, and learn from our mistakes."
My Taxes Are Documented. I Am Not.
Undocumented American workers paid $11.2 billion in taxes in 2010 — putting money INTO systems like health care, Social Security, and education, not taking it out. Attacks on American immigrants have claimed the opposite. Ironically, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection annual budget is $3.5 billion — an amount covered by undocumented Americans three times over. Share this with someone who doesn’t see the value that new Americans bring to our communities every day through their work and through their paychecks.
ORIGINAL: This original Upworthy graphic by JD Reeves is based on data reported by Time magazine.
YES YES YES LETS JUST KEEP REBLOGING TILL PEOPLE GET IT THROUGH THEIR THICK STUPID SKULLS