April 20th, 2014

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April 18th, 2014

Inspiration porn is an image of a person with a disability, often a kid, doing something completely ordinary - like playing, or talking, or running, or drawing a picture, or hitting a tennis ball - carrying a caption like “your excuse is invalid” or “before you quit, try”.

Let me be clear about the intent of this inspiration porn; it’s there so that non-disabled people can put their worries into perspective. So they can go, “Oh well if that kid who doesn’t have any legs can smile while he’s having an awesome time, I should never, EVER feel bad about my life”. It’s there so that non-disabled people can look at us and think “well, it could be worse… I could be that person”.

In this way, these modified images exceptionalise and objectify those of us they claim to represent. It’s no coincidence that these genuinely adorable disabled kids in these images are never named: it doesn’t matter what their names are, they’re just there as objects of inspiration.

But using these images as feel-good tools, as “inspiration”, is based on an assumption that the people in them have terrible lives, and that it takes some extra kind of pluck or courage to live them. For many of us, that is just not true.

If we even begin to question the way we’re labelled, we slide immediately to the other end of the scale and become “bitter” and “ungrateful”. We fail to be what people expect.

strangenewclassrooms:

chalkdust-n-apples:

vwalker:

weareteachers:

We asked teachers to describe the characteristics of a great school administrator.  Here it is, pass it on. 

I love number two.

My administration needs to read this list.

Especially number 2. My principal never taught. Not really, anyway. You can imagine that he is a bit out of touch.

Especially number 8 at my school. I have yet to see our school principal speak to one student. At the beginning of the school day she’ll just stand in the hallway amongst the crowd of students pouring in and not speak to anyone. She just looks like she’s miserable.

strangenewclassrooms:

chalkdust-n-apples:

vwalker:

weareteachers:

We asked teachers to describe the characteristics of a great school administrator.  Here it is, pass it on. 

I love number two.

My administration needs to read this list.

Especially number 2. My principal never taught. Not really, anyway. You can imagine that he is a bit out of touch.

Especially number 8 at my school. I have yet to see our school principal speak to one student. At the beginning of the school day she’ll just stand in the hallway amongst the crowd of students pouring in and not speak to anyone. She just looks like she’s miserable.

April 15th, 2014

Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again

This song will never get old. Ever.

(Source: revysawyer)

dopekevinn:

Whoa

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wwbioteach:

The truth that every girl feels breathing down their neck as described by a teenage misfit in an 80s movie about kids in Saturday school written by a man.

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April 13th, 2014

I’m so stressed with my school/job lately that I’m having frequent migraines. I hope I make it to the end of the school year.

April 12th, 2014

tfiosmovienews:

  1. Ed Sheeran – All Of The Stars
  2. Jake Bugg – Simple As This
  3. Grouplove – Let Me In
  4. Birdy & Jaymes Young – Best Shot
  5. Kodaline – All I Want
  6. Tom Odell – Long Way Down
  7. Charli XCX – Boom Clap
  8. STRFKR – While I’m Alive
  9. Indians – Oblivion
  10. The Radio Dept. – Strange Things Will…
ourtimeorg:

Makes you think…

ourtimeorg:

Makes you think…

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April 7th, 2014