We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.
Ursula K. Le Guin (via wordsnquotes)

mtv:

lotsalipstick:

blackalleykat:

urulokid:

freddyskrueger:

toocooltobehipster:

3 year old death grip!

omfg

iM LAUGHING SO HARD BC THE BROTHER IS STARING AT HER LIKE “OMFG” AND SHES STANIDNG BACK THERE HOLDING HER HANDS LIKE “i never knew what i was capable of, my powers are here”

I just reblogged this yesterday but I fucking had to do it again because it gets funnier every single time omg

I can’t stop laughing. their faces, tho!!!

omg

thetechgets:

This new app brings free encrypted voice calling to your iPhone

Are you worried that hackers — or even worse, the NSA — are listening in on your phone calls? Well it’s time to lay those fears to rest; Open Whispersystems has released a new app that brings encrypted voice calling to the iPhone. And best of all, perhaps, the firm’s new app is free to download and it supports worldwide calling, also for free.

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thetechgets:

This new app brings free encrypted voice calling to your iPhone

Are you worried that hackers — or even worse, the NSA — are listening in on your phone calls? Well it’s time to lay those fears to rest; Open Whispersystems has released a new app that brings encrypted voice calling to the iPhone. And best of all, perhaps, the firm’s new app is free to download and it supports worldwide calling, also for free.

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Absolutely everything I did was simply because I was passionate and wanted to try stuff. You’re never going to learn something as profoundly as when it’s purely out of curiosity.
Christopher Nolan (via itsquoted)
good:

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." -Thomas Edison

good:

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." -Thomas Edison

Keep in mind that books don’t just compete against books. Books compete against mobile games, television, movies, Facebook, blogs, free news sites and more. If we want a healthy reading culture, we have to work hard to be sure books actually are competitive against these other media types, and a big part of that is working hard to make books less expensive.
Any honest discussion between teachers must begin with the understanding that each of us mingles the good with the bad. One student may experience the epiphany of a lifetime, while her neighbor drifts quietly off to sleep. In the classroom, it’s never pure gold or pure tin; we’re all muddled alloys.

I Lie About My Teaching - Ben Orlin - The Atlantic (via apsies)

This, this, this will be what I proclaim until the day I die. Authenticity among teachers, man.

(via itsssnix)

This is why I’m so passionate about the First Year Teacher Nightmares post. I love teachers, but sometimes we pretend too much with each other. No wonder so many teachers feel isolated.

(via msleahqueenhbic)
illuminology:

Perfection

illuminology:

Perfection

inspirationfeed:

From Paper to Pixels: 5 Great Styluses for Designers and Artists http://owl.li/xP22A http://ift.tt/1qJKmJo

inspirationfeed:

From Paper to Pixels: 5 Great Styluses for Designers and Artists http://owl.li/xP22A http://ift.tt/1qJKmJo

theeconomist:

Battle scars: see how the first world war changed the shape of Europe with our interactive map

theeconomist:

Battle scars: see how the first world war changed the shape of Europe with our interactive map

Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math?

revolutionizeed:

Many of the math teachers I know have often been the ones that resist change the most.  When my school went 1-to-1 with MacBooks, most of the math department made it a policy that students weren’t even allowed to bring the laptop in the room.  There are so many innovative ways to make math more interactive and student-centered, but often times they don’t attend those trainings at my school.  Maybe it is just something that is happening at my school but I think the learning community could really work on making math teaching better.  I think of Crystal Kirch who created an amazing flipped classroom in the math world and seems to work wonders.  http://flippingwithkirch.blogspot.com/

At the helm

At the helm

Everything that can be invented has been invented.
Charles Holland Duell, United States Commissioner of Patents, 1898-1901

Want to support #education? Donate to Tumblr Teachers’ Classrooms!

positivelypersistentteach:

Dear Tumblrverse,

Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that kind millionaires  more people will see it and more support can be given.   All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!

As the new school year approaches, we are obviously in denial teachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget).  Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby.  Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.

Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies.  In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped.  I am in awe of the teachers in this community.  After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year.  If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist.  If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.   

So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.

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Teachers helping teachers. Click the read more link to see the wishlists