a beautiful mess

humansofnewyork:

"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

humansofnewyork:

"His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

(via postsfromthemrs)

Us

—Make you Mine

stumblingintolove:

today-isawindingroad:

meggielynne:

Dating for the fun of it is no longer in my game, I’ll take all your lovers and I’ll put ‘em all to shame. Don’t compare the love in the air to anyone before ‘cause when you find the one you’ve been dreaming of you will hurt no more. This is the part where you check yes or yes. Tonight I will make you mine, I will make you mine, I will make you mine, if you let me, if you let me. 

Thanks Jordan for some wonderful taste in music and always sharing it with me! 

This song makes me so freaking happy.

I have been listening to Us for the past two weeks and I am loving them so much

(via walkstrongmyfriends)

After some 30 years of [analyzing teaching], I have concluded that classroom teaching—particularly at the elementary and secondary levels—is perhaps the most complex, most challenging, and most demanding, subtle, nuanced, and frightening activity that our species has ever invented. In fact, when I compared the complexity of teaching with that much more highly rewarded profession, “doing medicine,” I concluded that the only time medicine even approaches the complexity of an average day of classroom teaching is in an emergency room during a natural disaster. When 30 patients want your attention at the same time, only then do you approach the complexity of the average classroom on an average day.

The wisdom of practice: essays on teaching, learning and learning to teach Lee S. Shulman (via luckyseventeen)

(via girlwithalessonplan)

markct:

yurinekel:

abigaildonaldson:

imkenzierain:

"Let it Go" ft. impersonations of:

  • Idina Menzel
  • Demi Lovato 
  • Britney Spears
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Celine Dion
  • Kristen Chenoweth 
  • Adele
  • Julie Andrews
  • Babra Streisand
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Christina Bianco
  • Liza Minnelli

I absolutely lost it at Chenoweth.

The Julie Andrews one killed me.

Cant’ not reblog Let it Go

(Source: dylanoshithead)