1. Must show this at the beginning of the school year…

  2. Had to take a 2nd day off from school in order to recover from this bad cold. I’ve had to this cold for 2 weeks now…it was probably prolonged during Spring Break because I wasn’t properly taking care of it.

    I took last Tuesday off because I had spent the night before with a low-grade fever. For the sub, I left a movie and a worksheet. However, because today’s classes are the same that had a sub last week, I couldn’t leave the same plans (plus it’s HARD creating sub plans on a weekend, when you didn’t think you’d need a sub)…So for those sub plans, I’m letting students work on their project.

    I’m nervous about that because they need approval from me for various stages of the work, but I’m just going to let them go…We’ll see how much clean up I’ll need to do on Tuesday. Luckily they’re my good classes. I included in the plans that if a student chooses not to work, that is their choice…I know some students will work thoughtfully and get stuff done, others will not.

    I really don’t like taking days off from school. I didn’t take ANY sick days last year. This will be my 4th this year. (But the Spanish teacher in the room besides mine seems to take a day off every 2-3 weeks…so go figure.)

    I’m definitely feeling better than I did yesterday. It’s just lots of coughing up…stuff. Sometimes the cough is productive. I called an advice nurse today to check if I need to see the doctor, but he said he wasn’t worried and that I just “keep doing what I’ve been doing”….lots of liquids, expectorants, rest…

  3. theparisreview:

This fall, Boston plans to erect an impressive new statue of Edgar Allan Poe: a raven at his side, a veiny heart tumbling from his “trunk full of ideas,” his coat billowing in the wind.
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.




Good use of “implied” movement.

    theparisreview:

    This fall, Boston plans to erect an impressive new statue of Edgar Allan Poe: a raven at his side, a veiny heart tumbling from his “trunk full of ideas,” his coat billowing in the wind.

    For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

    Good use of “implied” movement.
  4. brianahime:

    madoka07:

    2014 “Magical Girl” Acrylic paint, Canvas F10 17.91x20.86

    exhibition work
    "Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and sailor senshi"
    http://www.facebook.com/events/658896564156271

    Making video :) / Canvas art “Magical Girl”
    http://youtu.be/jNjji8I5VbY

    Reblog again because this is too awesome.

  5. ndrummond:

    Organizational tip—

    Clipboard to keep track of grades to easily tell which students are missing assignments.

    Then a chart to keep track of student behaviors. Are they on task or off task? Are the being helpful, calling out, etc etc. The original roster/grade record is first, then the second sheet to keep track of behaviors. I am hoping this can be used to share with students to show them “You called out 5 times today, do you think next time you can only do it 3 times?” And then maybe if students have a lot of positive behaviors “Wow you helped clean up every class for the past 5 periods”, I can give them a reward or call home. It also is good tracking for me if there is a parent conference, etc.

    The post-it notes are to easily find all of my 12 classes on one clip board. I may eventually try a 3 clip board system (one for each day— I see my students on a 3 day rotation), but I’m not exactly sure where I’d keep 3 clip boards….

    Goal for next year— KEEP MY DESK MORE ORGANIZED! #education— tips for keeping your desk/papers organized? Especially if you have an insane amount of classes/preps like I do? (12 classes, 4 preps)

    I do something similar to this using the seating charts placed in a plastic file so I can write on top of it. I then use the notes to give them participation points at the end of every week.
  6. art21:

    "It’s not just what I say about the work…it’s about what I miss—what I couldn’t see in the images of the work." —Gabriel Orozco

    New episode from Art21’s Exclusive series: Gabriel Orozco conducts what he calls a “Mirror Crit”—during which he presents a student’s artwork as if it is his own.

    Orozco conceived of the Mirror Crit model after doing one-on-one critiques with college art students, where they typically explain or defend their work. Orozco sought an alternative to help students better understand what their images communicate. He discusses each photograph without having previous knowledge of the student’s background or intentions, allowing the images to, in a sense, speak for themselves. The Mirror Crit session in this film features the work of Maximiliano Siñani, and took place as part of Gabriel Orozco’s Spanish Lessons project at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, in late 2013.

    WATCH: Gabriel Orozco: “Mirror Crit”

    IMAGES: Gabriel Orozco performs a “Mirror Crit” of student Maximiliano Siñani’s work at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 2013. Production stills from the Art21 Exclusive episode, Gabriel Orozco: “Mirror Crit”. © Art21, Inc. 2014.

    Haha, awesome!
  7. I will be there on Monday! So excited because the weather is supposed to be glorious!

    I will be there on Monday! So excited because the weather is supposed to be glorious!

  8. Woke up today, Friday before spring break, and I think I feel a cold coming on.

    Nooooooo! Why now? I leave for Disneyland on Sunday, in the morning, and we’re driving.

    I must consume Vitamin C and liquids as much as possible before then….

  9. artbrarian:

rearadmiral-comsmocock:

can we just take a moment to realize that not only did it paint an elephant it painted it to give the illusion of depth


cool for classroom use

    artbrarian:

    rearadmiral-comsmocock:

    can we just take a moment to realize that not only did it paint an elephant it painted it to give the illusion of depth

    cool for classroom use

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