Personally, as a teacher, I regularly make phone calls home to students who have worked really hard to achieve their result, even if their hard work is not reflective of their result. I do this for two reasons: We place a lot of demand on what students should be achieving. However, a "C" actually means that you're performing … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Student Edition): I Received A Bad Result On My Report Card, But I Worked Really Hard. I’m Scared My Parents Will Be Angry.
When I first saw Melissa Lozada-Olivia’s slam poem Every White Man’s Sentence, I was personally really impressed. I thought she raised some excellent points about how some men try and silence women’s voices. This, to be clear, isn’t a feminist thing – although it’s a large part of feminism and part of the reason I … Continue reading Every White Man’s Sentence
I have a rule - one that's been firmly in place ever since I decided I wanted to write, no matter what, no matter how, no matter what anyone said, one I've repeated over and over, regardless of whether I'm believed or not: I rarely, if ever, publish anything that is currently affecting me. I … Continue reading You Vol #1
The other night, I re-watched a powerful episode of Doctor Who. (Major Doctor Who fan. If you don't believe me, you clearly haven't seen my Instagram.) In this particular episode, The Zygon Invension, (it's a two-parter, with The Zygon Invasion being the first one, but I'm focusing on the second part for this post) the Zygons, an … Continue reading Truth or Consequences
You’re back in the Interrogation room, where the FBI guy is like, ‘So, Kate disappeared, huh?’ and you’re like, ‘No shit, Sherlock.’ Anyway, you flip back to your wedding, and you can choose to tell Flynn the truth or dodge the question. I told Flynn the truth. For the crime sleuths, Tanner’s mother says she … Continue reading Choices: Veil of Secrets Vol #2
First off, thank you for being the kind of parent who is willing to proactively address their child's mental health. Too often, for varying reasons, parents don't want to admit their child is mentally unwell: Sometimes this is because they're afraid of how this will be reflected on them (i.e. "That mother must be awful if … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My Child Says They Are Depressed. What Can I Do To Help Them?
*So I was going to write a really long post, but I thought that it may bore people to read my point of view. So I’m going to write it in two parts. One talking about a basis of where I’m coming from with friendship break ups. The other will be about how to spot […] … Continue reading Friendship breakups 1 of 2 — Lolsys Library
“I’m not being a dick, but …” Isn’t it funny how whenever someone says that, you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they’re about to be a dick? And by funny, I don’t mean funny at all. It’s like when people say, “I’m not racist, but …” Uh, no. There isn't a statement … Continue reading I’m Not Being A Dick, But …
No. It’s not. What everyone should be telling you is this: If you want to go to uni, in particular, doing well in senior (Grades 11 and 12 for non-Australians out there) is important because of several reasons: It makes it easier to get into the course you want It means that you’re more likely … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Student Edition): I’m In Grade 12 And Everyone Says This Is Make-Or-Break. Is it?
In relation to yesterday’s ranty post, this picture was also posted in response to my comment (reason? I’m not sure. A lot of things were posted in response to my comment about feminism. If you missed yesterday’s post, you can find it here: She’s A Bitch). This picture, in particular, really bugged me. In fact, … Continue reading Isn’t That How Equality Works?