When I Throw A Kid Out For Being Slick And Another Kid Mutters Something Under Their Breath…
Yep, this was pretty much the theme of the third class I taught today. I wish I could have thrown out more of the class, but they would probably have gone and burnt down the school or something. WAY TO RUIN MY DAY, ASSHATS! So sick of the attitudes a bunch of them bring to class, makes me want just a teeeeeeeeeeeeeeny bit of corporal punishment. Only so I could threaten them, of course…
Reblogged From: ughteaching
“Tonight, we would especially like to speak to the adolescents in our country – boys and girls – who have been hurt during this debate. We speak to those children who found themselves in the midst of deep and frightening chaos. They discovered a society where a wave of selfishness led many to loudly protest against the rights of others.
We simply want to tell these adolescents that they are at home in our society.
We recognize them in this society. We recognize their contradictions, talents, shortcomings, qualities and fragility. These are the things that make each and every one of us unique. Regardless of any sexual issues, each one of us is unique. That is the strength of our society. It is even the basis of our society. It is the basis of our relationship to society. So we tell these adolescents: if you find yourself losing hope, sweep all of those thoughts out of your minds. They are only words. One day they will float away. Stay with us and keep your heads high. You have nothing to be ashamed of. We say that loud and clear, with our all the strength in our voices. As Nietzsche said: Truth kills. And if you repress it, it will kill you.”
Speech by the French Minister of Justice, Christiane Taubira, before the French National Assembly, immediately following the final passage of legislation legalizing gay marriages in France.
Aaaaaand this is how politics should be. Australia, are you watching?
Reblogged From: queerbois
“Life’s tough and then we die alone!” I yell at the infant I can hear bawling outside my apartment.
There needs to be a phrase for “I acknowledge your apology and appreciate it but it does not make things better.” instead of just saying “It’s okay.” all the time.
Yeah. I’m trying really hard to accept apologies without saying “It’s okay” when whatever happened wasn’t okay.
Reblogged From: waronxmas
You all know how I wrote a big ol’ mixed up post last weekend, where I said how placement was going well, and I was enjoying teaching and felt like I could do it?
Yeah well the very next day included the worst day of placement so far. Students were awful, *I* was awful, my mentor was awful, and by the end of the day I was doubting myself worse than ever.
I am clearly just jinxing myself by doing or saying anything! So I won’t talk about how things have got a little better.
Blaaaargh. Thank any and all gods (but mostly unions) for weekends.
the shit about abusers is, they have no recollection of how theyve been abusive coz its as normal as breathing to them.
you will remember exactly how they scarred you and theyll be like “geez, it was whatever long ago, who cares?” or “i dont remember that at all”
while you nurse psychological wounds for decades over it.
“Why are you bringing this up now, why can’t you let this go, I think it’s really low of you to hold a grudge against me for that while I’ve worked so hard to make it up to you (along terms you never had a say in setting), I was going though a really confusing time then, really you’e the fucked up one that you keep bringing it up, I’M trying to move on, why can’t YOU”
Sometimes it is really amazing who you’ll hear “Why don’t you get over it?!” from. It’s amazing how long humans take to grow into mature people who’ll accept responsibility for their mistakes and learn to apologise and learn that sometimes apologies aren’t enough.
Reblogged From: waronxmas