Hello out there, fellow educators!

I will be a first year teacher this coming August, and need some help finding a good lesson plan book (non-electronic and for high school). Does anyone have any suggestions?

I know that most schools provide them, but mine does not and I could really use some guidance from people who already know what they like and what works for them

 Thank you for the help!

Any of you rad teachers have advice for my lovely friend?

We didn’t have the best prom experience—mainly because we took a girl and not the guy we were crushing on. But gay teen Jared Swank of Hanover, PA, had his prom memories tarnished after the fact, when he learned a teacher who videotaped him and his date played the clip for the amusement of her science class.

Swank, who brought a trans girl to prom, had originally allowed the unnamed educator to record them at the dance. But he says he had no idea she was going to show it to other students. “I come to school Monday and that’s when I heard about everything that happened. And it made me really upset. I don’t think it was right.” He tells Eyewitness News he feels “exploited.”

On Thursday, Swank’s mother, Dawn Mendygral, went before the school board and demanded to know why this teacher broadcast the video of Jason and his date, especially since he has been bullied at the school for years. “I don’t know what her intention was, but I know I’m not understanding why she would take it to school and play it in the classroom,” said Mendygral.

Hanover Area School Board President John Pericci said the district considers itself  inclusive and welcoming, and confirmed the teacher’s actions are being investigated. A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday between Mendygral and school officials.

That teacher better be out of a job after this investigation.

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UNIDOS Tucson student grassroots ethnic studies teach-in happening NOW.

Day two of mass walkouts in Tucson in defense of the Mexican American Studies programs. Day one of grassroots ethnic studies teach-ins led by students.

This is the people’s education! Education was denied in schools, so the students have taken their education elsewhere. MUST WATCH.

This is beautiful. 


HELL yes.

Yes yes yes.

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“[F]or the first several years the SAT was offered, males scored higher than females on the Math section but females achieved higher scores on the Verbal section. ETS policy-makers determined that the Verbal test needed to be “balanced” more in favor of males, and added questions pertaining to politics, business and sports to the Verbal portion. Since that time, males have outscored females on both the Math and Verbal sections. Dwyer notes that no similar effort has been made to “balance” the Math section, and concludes that, “It could be done, but it has not been, and I believe that probably an unconscious form of sexism underlies this pattern. When females show the superior performance, ‘balancing’ is required; when males show the superior performance, no adjustments are necessary.”

“Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests”,

And then people urge me everything is fine, of course it is, when you’re ignoring statistics that is.

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Duh. When men do poorly, the game isn’t fair. When women do poorly, they’re not smart enough to do well.

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We live in a society that expects men will, by default, be smarter, stronger and more capable than women.  Yet people act like I hate men when I point this out?  No, I hate bigotry.

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What in the name of fuck.

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Today in STFU




Michele Bachmann wants to get rid of the Department of Education because she hates Big Government but still wants to make sure there’s enough Big Government left to regulate women’s bodies.  Makes sense to me.


If we stop spending all of this time and money teaching children (and also reporting abuse and neglect, providing meals and socialization opportunities), we can afford to monitor ALL THE UTERI!

OMG, awesome idea. Let’s make sure that the states which notoriously rank horribly in education won’t be monitored and everyone will therefore have the same shitty standard of education as say, Louisiana or Mississippi!

Because who gives a fuck about the little shits once they’re born? They’re only god’s precious gifts when they’re living parasitically off another person’s body. After that you’re SOL, baby Tim.

LOL. Adam look, DJ is secretly Michele Bachmann.

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