Hi. I'm Marco's sister. Those of you who don't know me can call me Pearl. When I was nineteen, I bit into a pearl in a fried oyster in some linoleum-floored crab shack on Cape Cod.
I'm a recovering graduate student, high school Spanish teacher, unrepentant history geek, and budding mystic. I've traveled to four of the seven continents. I always love to discuss politics, religion, history, and philosophy. In my other life, I'm also a wife with really poor housekeeping skills. But I can cook.
Luckily, the principal is coming into a great class. And luckily, I have a really fun lesson which is also “data-driven”.
But of course, I’m panicking.
My (non-teacher) friends: You have the day off again!? Lucky. So jealous.
Me: Notice how people are only jealous of teachers when we have time off? You don’t really want my job…
We miss you, Egon. :_( RIP Harold Ramis.
I saw that one of my best students was suspended from school today. I was shocked, as he is usually very polite, responsible, and hard-working. So, I went to find out what happened.
He threatened to stab a teacher. Planned it out for a week. Brought the weapon to school, had it on him. Was only caught because someone called in a tip to the principal.
I am shocked, appalled, and terrified. This is one of my best kids. Now, I’m not sure if I can ever trust him again.
honestly i feel like tumblr is now a place where social justice has become an excuse for cyber bullying and what used to be an accepting community of artist, fans, and activists is becoming a place where people are afraid to even say their opinion because they might get flooded with hate and that’s really awful
Yeah. I’ve been on tumblr since the beginning (really), and I am NOT pleased with what’s been happening recently.
Bullying is NEVER okay by anyone, at anytime, by any method.
Y’all gotta stop the hate and the harassment. Now. Or get off tumblr.
Wow. Crazy two days at work. Decided a little headscarf artwork was needed. And, of course, FatBoy Slim blaring from the car speakers.
Today was one of those days that left me on the verge of tears. Soul-sucked, energy drained, demoralized.
My students… The levels of violence they both face and exhibit is… Shocking.
I just… I just want to snuggle with my dogs for a really long time.