I don’t always troll.. but when I do, its for marriage equality.
Can someone please to do a 2013 remake of Blessid Union of Souls’ “Hey Leonardo”? Ok, thanks.
I’ve never posted a video on here before. So here’s a lil gem. Me singing to my roommate’s dog named Rebel.
~~~in no specific order~~~
-Open my own Bunny/Cat Cafe in Philly
-Live in the woods with my best of friends in a self-sustainable manner, and write our own folk lore/songs
-See a lion pack on a safari
-Go to a Japanese Hot Spring and eat lots of amazing sushi
-Introduce an agricultural curriculum in public schools to improve our chances of future sustainability in the U.S.
-Track public schools according to learning styles instead of academic ability to boost student esteem and motivation, and remove stigmas for students with learning disabilities
-See Luxembourg Gardens in real life, because John Singer Sargent’s painting of it is my favorite painting.
-Get a tattoo of the Crest of the White Tree of Gondor in white ink on my butt cheek
-Hike in the Grand Canyon and Yellow Stone National Park
-Go on a road trip with any of my friends to somewhere really want to go
-See Lady Gaga and Beyonce in Concert
-Be the voice of a character on Adventure Time
-Be respectful and kind to every single person I meet
So, tonight for my Methods of teaching Social Studies class, I have to present a hook to engage students in my lesson plan. This one is for preparing students for reading primary documents from the American Revolutionary War.
I found this interesting article and video on BBC this morning that I wanted to share.
I know Hatboro-Horhsam’s awesome art electives helped keep me motivated, patient, and focused during a time that I was really struggling with a learning disability in High School. I was diagnosed with ADD-Inattentive when I was a Sophomore. I was really struggling in all of my classes to stay motivated and focused because it felt like no matter how hard I tired, I could never truly excel as well as my classmates, or it would take a lot more work to perform up my school’s standards. It was like ripping out a tooth every time I had to sit down and do homework, because it took what seemed like forever to even process a question or reading prompt. I would often give up before I even started to save myself the crippling blows to my self-esteem when I handed in half-finished homework assignments which had taken me three hours to even get that much done.
Luckily, I had joined choir in Freshman year which was the only thing that made me even want to go to school those first two years. I knew I wasn’t very good at singing, but my choir teacher was so passionate about every piece of music we went over I couldn’t help but feel passionate about it either! I would spend every lunch and directed study period listening to the upper classmen and Madrigals practice their try-out pieces, and memorize every piece of music we were working on in class. I had never been that way with homework. I felt like I was learning so much more about the world around me, and that I was beginning to find my place in the world as well. I have always been an empathetic person, and music was providing me with the perfect outlet to further understand people’s emotions from all over the world and across cultures.
Once I had history class, I began to make the connections I established in music with the real world and its cultures. I was able to transfer the passion I had for understanding music to cultures from around the world and their past. The empathy I gained from choir class was what has kept me passionate about Education reform, and why I want to be a History teacher myself.
I also took a few graphic design classes in high school which taught me the rewards of being patient. Because I process things slowly, it was hard to stay motivated enough to complete my homework assignments. When I took graphic design, I really wanted to create my own beautiful images. I was never good at drawing, but I really enjoyed looking at art and had a vivid imagination. Using programs like Photoshop, illustrator, and flash can be very time consuming and laborious, but because I was passionate about what I was creating I took my time and produced some really interesting and quality images which I was really proud of. It showed me that when I put in the time and patience, I can focus and eventually finish something I can be proud of.
Without my high school’s art programs, I highly doubt I would have any passion or motivation in my life. I would have kept getting bad grades and eventually stopped trying to find something I was good at. I would be living a miserable life with no direction or self-esteem.
Having experienced what its like being placed on the lower-achieving tracks in the public school system, seeing how so many of my classmates fell through the cracks, I know how closely achievement and motivation are correlated in students’ academic success. When students feel like they can’t succeed, after enough failures, they stop trying. The arts is a great way to encourage students, to make them feel like they can accomplish their goals if they are passionate enough. This may not be the case for everyone, and it can be difficult for kids to find things that they passionate about. However, just having these programs available is the first step in potentially changing the course of their lives.
WARNING: This post is a bit personal. I probs shouldn’t even be posting it, but wutevs, I’M BORED AND UPSET ABOUT IT.
GMarket is your online one-stop-shop for everything Korean! The best part? THE MALE MODELS WHO DO THOUSANDS OF PHOTO SHOOTS FOR ANY ONE PARTICULAR ITEM. These are just a few of the gems from the item: Cardigan Fly Day.
All images are from: http://english.gmarket.co.kr/
And here’s a lil something to accompany your viewing, cuz like, who doesn’t love G-Dragon? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhWJXIGb8ao
Guess who found the Lost Symbol? THAT GUY! HE DID IT!
Guess who also found a glass? THAT GUY AGAIN!
NO GUY! DON’T EAT DAT. DAS FOR YOUR FACE, NOT INSIDE OF IT!
This guy lost his mommy… and his blankey. Only his thumb can comfort him now…
uh oh. DIS ONE GOT BROKEN. HE GOTS TO GET FIXED.
Guess who found a cup? THIS GUY. GOOD JOB GUY. HOLD IT PROUD.
Hey guy, just because you found that doughnut on the table, doesn’t mean you can just stick in your mouth like that. DAS GROSS, GUY.
UGH, YOU GUYS. Just… WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING NOW GETDATOUTYOURMOUTH.
OHKAY, thanks guy. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING EVERYWHERE for my purse. OH, you guys.
The glass dome of Galeries Lafayette, a shopping mall full of designer goods in Paris, located near the Paris Opera House.
Taken during my studies abroad in Spring 2012 semester.
Hot and sexy #buchteln #buns The ones in the back pan filled with #nutella and the front pan ones are filled with #cabernet #jam