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Created a Teacher Scratch Account to use in my TAG program. When asking my gender, it had Male, Female, and a blank I could fill in.

Tiny steps in the right direction.

I know "On the internet no one can tell if you're being sarcastic," but I have strong suspicions about the comments left by a student in Google Classroom after he decided to play a video game in class instead of fix his storyboard and thus scored low on it.


PHD comics on the tax plan that's set to make grad school inaccessible:


Step 1: Create assignment.

Step 2: Note that several students are confused. Change follow-up assignment to avoid confusion.

Step 3: Note that students are now confused by the change in procedure, this increasing the number of students confused by the assignment.

Step 4: Go to Step 2.

My school has me doing TAG pullouts for 4th & 5th grade students.

I'm eager to start, IN SPITE OF it costing me 2+ hours of my planning time per week and my general stance on the limited nature of TAG qualifications.

So essentially I'm still a little crazy, but at least we'll have fun.

#MASTODON POST PRIVACY - who can see your post?

Anyone can see and boost your post everywhere.

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βœ… Followers
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❌ Followers
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cybre.space/media/J-amFmXPvb_M #tutorial #howto

Please direct your friends to joinmastodon.org or another instance of your choice like octodon.social, toot.cat or toot.cafe, etc. mastodon.social is "default" choice for a lot of people and it's getting kinda hammered right now.

This might be a tipping point. @TheWeirdTeacher is on here now. I have fewer reasons than ever to check Twitter now.

All day TAG training today.

Doing my best to set aside my thoughts about limiting activities only to TAG kids (And I WAS a TAG kid...), in part because the person running the training is a good friend as well as my supervisor.

Also we get to make stuff with LEDs today, which is going to be fun.

Mischief managed, expected regrets are in effect.

I am going to regret going out while still feeling nauseous but I need medicine, groceries & kitty litter.

Two of those things can't really be put off for much longer.

Having even the slightest idea of what to say in another person's moment of grief is a new and scary experience for me.

I do not consider this knowledge to be worth the cost, and am not happy for the opportunity to make use of it.

Everyone… please be sure to reach out to your friends and remind them that you love them and they're important today.

The moral of this story: Don't assume fair use. Assume that if permission isn't given, you need to ask before you use it.

Photographer Sues CBS for Copyright Infringement, CBS Sues Back


Putting my sick leave in last night was the right call.

And now I'm going to try to be less than useless by grading as much student work as possible, though from the look of my attempt last night I should probably hold back on writing elaborate comments.

Was sick enough to come home early, in spite of the inconvenience it caused for coworkers.

(At least I powered through the Kindergarten lesson. Both K teachers were out today so I'm glad to have seen them, even if their class convinced me I had to go home.)

After sitting still for an hour I was feeling a little better so I took out some garbage.

I now have many regrets about attempting to be moderately active.

millennials have officially ruined ruination

now nothing can be ruined