- 2 days ago
do you think they dyed and styled their hair like that because they fucking love their eeveelutions so much or since its anime were they born with hair like that and chose their eeveelutions based on the destiny their hair fortold
It’s from exposure to the elemental stones they used to evolve their Eevees. You can’t just unleash the power of the elements into a tiny mammal and not expect any blowback.
(via acevenoms)Source: itachi420
- 2 days ago
Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, who directed Dallas Buyers Club, spoke to CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi, who asked whether he ever considered casting a transgender actor."Never. [Are] there any transgender actors?" he said. "I’m not aiming for the real thing. I’m aiming for an experienced actor who wants to portray the thing." (x)by “the thing” of course he means someone who is transgender
"Are there any transgender actors.” This man has demonstrated a fundamental failure to internalize the concept of “statistics.”
(via literallyabear)Source: kyubabe
- 4 days ago
never not reblog
And then there’s good ol’ America
This actually makes me so angry. The truth is right here and people see it and brush it aside. We really could make things better. But no, America apparently wants to suck forever.
You know, America, if we spent some money investing in education instead of making sure the ultra-rich were even more ultra-rich, we could *actually* be the exceptional nation that we pretend to be.
Honestly, I feel like alllllll that other stuff is probably more important than whether or not the teachers have Masters degrees. My Masters degree does not double the number of students I can productively engage at one time, for instance! Nor can it account for the deep structural damage done to curriculum by constant teaching-to-the-test. There are elementary school classes in my district who don’t do Science and Social Studies because they need to focus on the (more thoroughly tested) reading and math.
As an equipped and capable teacher, I’m in an essentially reactive position due to the severity of these (very common) deficiencies. A less “capable” teacher working with smaller classes and less pressure from standardized tests would almost certainly get better results than the most capable teachers I’ve met can get with the crowding and scrutiny they deal with.
This is a good infographic and I don’t mean to quibble. I certainly agree that more experience (though not necessarily more experience in an established academic institution) and greater incentives for teachers are good ideas. I just severely disagree with the myth that the teacher is the “most important” factor in a child’s success. It serves to make individual teachers solely accountable for massive structural inequalities, leading to a lot of martyrdom and little actual progress.
(via moriahbard)Source: slowrobot.com
- 4 days ago
"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”
(via templecandy)Source: breastmilkontherocks
- 4 days ago
The idea came from the fact that US markets toss out 15 billion dollars worth of fruits and vegetables each year just because they are bruised or discolored. But they are still fresh and edible. I felt there was an opportunity to stop the waste, so Ugly Fruit was born. Ugly Fruit is a stand that makes juice, jams, and dried fruits out of unattractive produce donated from our neighborhood grocery stores. Ugly fruit, pretty yummy!”
I love this :)
- 1 week ago