Teacher of history. Geek of various stripes. Probably following you because you're interesting.

Atlanta-ish, Georgia
Joined October 2008
Suggestion for my friends writing college recommendation letters (or any type of recommendation letter): always, always check with the student about pronoun usage and titles in their letters.
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Students may feel comfortable expressing gender identity in our classrooms and in front of peers they've known for a long time, but be uncomfortable or uncertain of how their identity might be understood by others they don't know.
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I've definitely had students who have specifically asked that I use one set of pronouns or a name with them in the classroom, and another when communicating with other adults. I'm happy to do it; it's not hard to be respectful and to recognize the trust that request indicates.
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Anyway. This is just a reminder that teachers and other adult recommenders should approach college application season with grace and understanding, because there's a hell of a lot of power in the act of recommendation, and we should be gentle with it.
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Hamlet with one (1) item on his to do list
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There's a hell of a zap that neoclassical economics puts on your head. After being brainwashed to think that markets "naturally emerge" wherever a shortage occurs, a certain kind of evil asshole will take it upon themselves to "create markets" and thus "solve the problem" 1/
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The fact that people raised on neoclassical econ can't tell the difference between "addressing a distributional problem" and "making it worse but also letting rich people buy their way out of it" is basically the core problem with the world today. 13/
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EVERYONE ELSE: "October is awesome! Fall and pumpkins and Halloween and apple picking and changing leaves, such fun!" ME: "Whoever decided to put the PSAT and homecoming and GHP interviews and college recommendation deadlines in a month with no days off is a cruel bastard."
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The challenge I’m doing this month is called October and it’s where I just try to get through every day of October
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Absolutely creased at this story from Andrew Lloyd Webber about the Cats movie in an interview with @Variety variety.com/2021/legit/featu…
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A *huge* public health development.
Amazing. Malaria is the greates killers of people in the history of the planet, but we get to live in this age... A ‘Historical Event’: W.H.O. Approves the First Malaria Vaccine nytimes.com/2021/10/06/healt…
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It'd be really excellent if my employer hadn't adopted a social media policy this summer that could be used to discourage teachers from openly criticizing district decisions. Mm.
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An east Cobb County mother complained to the school board chairman about his COVID policy. He started talking about an “influx of, you know, undocumented migrants.” She responded: “Why are we speaking about immigration suddenly?” Via @NicoleFCarr #gapol propublica.org/article/few-m…
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I have never rooted for a flat tire before in my life, but #ParisRoubaix is a journey.
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Even if you don’t follow cycling it’s worth a quick peek at #ParisRoubaix on @peacockTV in the US. Misery and mayhem. Incredible cycling skill.
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Watching the first edition of the #ParisRoubaixFemmes, and I definitely might be crying.
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Also, Lizzie Deignan rode that thing with NO GLOVES and her hands are absolutely bloody.
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Well, gosh, I guess I have some new material for my always-shifting lesson on Brexit.
Gas stations across Britain have had to shut down because a lack of truckers has caused huge supply difficulties. Here’s how Brexit contributed to the struggle. to.pbs.org/3Fl6SkD
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Huh. The big (unintentional) takeaway then is that mandates work?
ESPN anchor Sage Steele said she only got vaccinated because of her company's mandate, so she wouldn't be removed from programming. She had until Sept 30. "I didn't want to do it. But I work for a company that mandates it, or I'm out." thehill.com/policy/healthcar…
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