Teachers on Tumblr with Wish Lists
Reblogs are appreciated.
I’m sure there are more (and you’re welcome to add yours in a reblog), but these are the ones I was able to find with some stealth research or were provided to me by fellow teachers.
I think that people outside of teaching might be surprised by how much teachers spend in their classroom. At the first school I taught at, I even had to supply the tables my students sat at. I’ve found that even among teachers, we are surprised by what colleagues in other grade levels or districts have to purchase. I spent over $2,000 in my first year of teaching (I also taught in a economic disadvantaged area and at a charter school that didn’t even supply books for my students to use).
I now teacher Pre-K at a different school, and while our school has a school library, my students are not permitted to borrow books from it (only K-5 are). Since early literacy skills are very important, I work hard to cultivate a classroom library with quality books (in decent conditions) for my students to borrow each day. Sometimes the number of books I have goes down due to a mishap with a little brother, or when I give a book to a child because his family is moving to another state (or in some cases to another country).
There are theater teachers that must buy tools for setting up the stage, art teachers that buy paints, most teachers buy construction paper, and on and on.
I don’t wish to ask that other teachers spend money on myself or those listed above, as I know they have their own items to buy for the year. But, I did want to put out the wishlists that I know of out there, so that if there are any generous people out in the tumblr sphere with a passion for education and some spare change, they’d know where to look to get things done.
Pro-Tip: If you are buying from multiple wishlists, you must do them separately in order for it to allow you to choose the wish list addresses (I think).
Sometimes orders from wishlists do not show who the sender is. With that in mind, I’d like to thank anyone who donates on behalf of the teachers who receive items.
Maya Angelou (via xxxi-i-mcmxcii)
ETERNALLY CO-SIGNED. I’ve known brilliant insightful people who never finished college, never finished high school, and even some that can’t read/write beyond signing their name. I’ve also known people with PhDs and ivy league degrees who are airheads that are really goddamn good at jumping through hoops.
“intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy” — YES what a great way to put it.
While both sides in this debate may have some points, it’s misleading to assert that both sides of the debate are equally rational. We should be glad that the vast majority of teenagers know that contraception is available, but at the same time try to understand why they’re not using it.
A CDC study release earlier this month gave some insight into the major reasons: 31% of teenage mothers didn’t know they could become pregnant at the time they had sex. I’m sorry, but anyone who demonizes easy access to birth control and abortions but at the same time pushes “abstinence-only” education, this statistic rests squarely on your shoulders.
The next largest bracket, 24%, stated that they didn’t use birth control because of pressure from their partner not to do so. We are failing our daughters if they believe that pleasing anyone is worth sacrificing their health, safety and future. The fact that we give a global stage to a man like Chris Brown, who not only beat a woman but failed to display, even once, a sense of true contrition for it, is not encouraging. It’s not exactly fair to compare more liberal states to conservative states in this regard, as many women from conservative states travel to neighboring ones for abortion.
A more apt comparison would be to Europe, which has easy access to birth control, is vastly more sexually liberal, and yet has a drastically lower abortion rate. I wonder why that is?—
This commenter is allowed to have opinions.
Knowledge is power.
No, seriously. I’m not even trying to be cute.
Making contraception available, but not teaching kids how to use it and then expecting them not to get pregnant? It’s like breaking the shit out of someone’s car, setting them loose in an auto mechanic garage and expecting the car to come out good as new.