Every day's an adventure when you're in as many fandoms as me.

23/trying to get into grad school/procrastinating with webcomics/complaining about being poor

 

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com

bisexualpiratequeen:

"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

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And let’s not forget the Etruscan “prince” who turned out to be a (middle-aged) prinCESS or the research that reveals that prehistoric handprints were most likely made by women.

A Song of Ice and Fire Fans: But he can't die before he finishes the books. That would be unbearable.

Wheel of Time Fans: ....

pretty much my feelings re: this teaching conversation i’m having are as follows:

  • i know i’m not super great at socializing
  • i am pretty bad at gauging whether or not something is appropriate to a conversation
  • but i can sure tell once i’ve made a situation awkward
  • and i know what it’s like to ignore a hurtful comment someone’s said because you’re not willing to stir up trouble
  • and in so doing cause pain to yourself
  • and thus i am afraid of doing this in conversations
  • every conversation
  • forever
  • and i don’t want to hurt a little kid because i’ve misjudged a situation
  • especially when both of us are bad at interpersonal interaction

gingerblivet:

banal-adventures:

Just know that each of those kids is going to have specific needs that absolutely have to be met. Is it better to be trained? Yes.

see this is my problem because i AM super committed to making sure that kids have what they need to learn and feel comfortable in class but i also know that my own experiences have left me ill equipped to relate to people my own age as well as children, and although i try my best i know i’m undertrained. anyway i’m more willing to give up money than to ruin some kid’s day, ESPECIALLY a kid with special needs who might be deeply affected by something i do, even mistakenly.

In the end, caring, patience, and being attentive is going to take you most of the way when looking after or teaching children with special needs. You’ve got that down, clearly.

If you’re serious about doing this right, get notes from their normal teacher on the various ways she helps the students; Who usually has trouble, how to diffuse a situation started by that one kid (there’s always at least one), and how the various aides (there should be aides, right?) can assist. The teacher will be glad that you asked, and believe me, you will get a freaking novel about how wonderful, frustrating, and beautiful those kids are.  

Really, working with special needs students is the best training you can get. 

Unfortunately, by the time the job request gets to me, it’s usually late at night or early in the morning and the teacher themself is not available :/ and given my experience subbing, teacher notes could be anywhere from nearly nonexistent to a textbook, and there’s no telling until I get there. 

I’m probably being too paranoid about this, but I think I’ll at least try training-wheels special ed subbing (aka: elementary school) first, because in my experience bigger kids can be a bigger test, and I suppose due to middle and high school’s size the teachers are spread rather thinner as well.

(And yeah, there are aides, but the one time I subbed as an aide I was shipped out to other classrooms, not kept with the teachers, so I don’t know what to expect.)

Just know that each of those kids is going to have specific needs that absolutely have to be met. Is it better to be trained? Yes.

see this is my problem because i AM super committed to making sure that kids have what they need to learn and feel comfortable in class but i also know that my own experiences have left me ill equipped to relate to people my own age as well as children, and although i try my best i know i’m undertrained. anyway i’m more willing to give up money than to ruin some kid’s day, ESPECIALLY a kid with special needs who might be deeply affected by something i do, even mistakenly.

please, if you’ve ever worked in special education: i keep on seeing jobs from special ed. teachers needing subs, but i’m terrified of standing in for a special ed. teacher as i have no experience with special needs children and no formal education in education or special needs. is my fear justified? should i keep away from these jobs or is this just me being unreasonably anxious?

thatfilthyanimal:

fr-ozmathegreat:

dramarising:

quietly holds up “i like speckle/freckle” sign

LOUDLY JOINS

ROARS SPECKLE/FRECKLE/CIRCUIT

SPECKLE/FRECKLE/CRACKLE SON

magnanimous-pk:

fuck-a-saurus:

magnanimous-pk:

wheretruthandfictioncollide:

pewterkat:

small-flower-prince:

dreadpiratecherry:

gentlemanbones:





I have no idea what’s going on

Congrats, we have reached a period of time where there is a generation that does not remember the first memes.

fine vintage meme right there, back from ‘03

aged to perfection

pardon us poor people who didn’t have our own computers until after like 2009

Shit I didn’t have a computer, at all, until 2013, but memes find a way…memes find a way

magnanimous-pk:

fuck-a-saurus:

magnanimous-pk:

wheretruthandfictioncollide:

pewterkat:

small-flower-prince:

dreadpiratecherry:

gentlemanbones:

I have no idea what’s going on

Congrats, we have reached a period of time where there is a generation that does not remember the first memes.

fine vintage meme right there, back from ‘03

aged to perfection

pardon us poor people who didn’t have our own computers until after like 2009

Shit I didn’t have a computer, at all, until 2013, but memes find a way…memes find a way

(Source: jonklassen2)

hardactofollow:

PACIFIC RIM MIXOLOGY

Some of you may have seen my earlier, more detailed, Pacific Rim Drinks Series posts floating around. Well, I decided to post this “recipe book” including all the drinks in honor of Jaegercon (and because I really feel like I’ve earned that alcohol square on the bingo card.) But this only includes the recipes - see the earlier posts for descriptions and credits.

mannnnnnn i cannOT GET A JOBBBB

queenofthebeasties:

koschei-the-ginger:

linnealurks:

roughhewnends:

doctor who wishlist:

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and I want them to not be attracted to the Doctor for a change

classic who 

what you want is more classic who

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thesoundofanime:

Show - Neon Genesis Evangelion

Song - Cruel Angel’s Thesis

Artist - Takahashi Youko

katnissofdauntless:

Guys it’s really important during this whole ferguson protest that we as social media DO NOT back down until punishment is dealt to those racists. If we let this movement die, then the oppressors win. I’ve seen stuff like this before and the majority of people stop posting about it within a week. We can’t let that happen, this is too important. so keep reblogging and keep posting until these darn racists are punished for their awful inhumane actions.