When my teacher friends mention happy hour on Friday afternoons

Did you know the speed of light is only 670,000,000 miles per hour? It’s not even 700,000,000! It’s 30,000,000 less than that. I thought it would at least be over 700,000,000!

My new favorite student




I just wanted a mini bulbasaur flower holder!!!!!!


Why are you so talented? It’s not fair.

super jealous…

Today was The Mrs’ birthday. It was awesome… Dinner, presents from my mom, cake, the new TMNT movie (which is amazingly terrible)… Happy birthday, cupcake.

First year of teaching


Is it me, or do all teachers their first year feel constantly behind?

I stay after school for two hours on average, I’m going in on Saturdays (mainly because my computer at home died), and I cut into my lunch time to try and feel on top of things. It might be…

I’m coming to terms with that feeling, let’s call it anxiety, being a regular part of my professional life.

Kid: I lost my tooth!
Me: You lost a tooth? Just now?
Kid: No. I had it... Then I lost it.
Me: ... Okay, everybody. Check around your feet. We're looking for a tooth.


Happy first day, everyone.

Happy first day, everyone.





this is fucked up. this fucked me up. the teachers fucked up by not showing us this fuck up. fuck.

dear god

i’m 28 and never knew this

Good teachers won’t show you this because it is a math trick and does not build any meaning of what multiplication is. 3 months after seeing this you won’t remember how it works and you won’t know why.

Is it really a trick?  Seems to me it’s another way to show the following:

21 x 13 = (20 + 1)(10 + 3) = 20*10 + 20*3 + 1*10 + 1*3

Granted, you’d have to think about it (a little) more if you used numbers with more digits or unequal digits.  But I feel like if this was taught by asking students to think about place value, this actually is pretty sweet.

(Source: yodiscrepo, via rigalos)




Holy crap, guys. This is going to change my life!!

Clickers without clickers or phones… Think of the possibilities!!!!!!!!

This looks really interesting.

I am fascinated…



I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture. 

So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.

Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome. 

So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.


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punkmasterpix just got engaged. How much notice do I get? As his best friend? Since he is literally the guy who married me and postsfromthemrs? 10 minutes. Didn’t even get enough notice to be there.

You asshole.



what a difference 50 years can make

or not

So. Fucking. Important.

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It’s meet the teacher!

It’s meet the teacher!