Have some Istanbul photos that I took yesterday.
I fly to Istanbul on the 11th.
A few weeks ago I found a new position at a progressive private school. Sorry, I’ve been scarce, I am just trying to survive until the end of the current school year. This has really sucked.
.Super pumped to go fake a smile and drum up school spirit for a place that doesn’t want me and let me know in the shittiest way possible!
So, my contract was not renewed for next year. No reasons were given. They don’t need reasons because it is my first year at the district. They could literally just not like me.
I love my school/admin/co-workers for the first time of my career. I’ll be back next year. It’s my first spring as a teacher in which I’m not looking for a new job.
I’ve started taking online courses to get a M,Ed with a focus on Trauma in Educational Settings. There are a lot of online discussions required.
Beach teeth? What parts of my fucking body ARE deemed worthy of the beach nowadays, Monica?
...complain about Latinx students calling them “Teacher”, I’m going to lose my goddamn mind.
Student: Are you going to have kids, Ms. AskimBenim?
It’s the 4th anniversary of my dad getting diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
If you don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, this will mean nothing and you can move on.
Who’s still around?
I am of Mexican descent. My husband is a Muslim immigrant. I’ve almost become desensitized to everyone I love being a symbol of invasion and a clash of civilizations for an alarming percentage of white people.
I am working with our trauma specialist to set up a space in our class in which our students can calm down and re-regulate. I made an Amazon list for some supplies, if anyone is interested in helping out. This will be the only time I post this so I don’t annoy all of you!
The landlords apologized, and assured us it wouldn’t happen again. I think the property manager was getting lazy with this sort of thing and talking to the landlord directly helped. Thanks!
I just wanted to share an apology one of my students wrote another of my students.
I hope everyone is well. Just saying hi.
I posted about the danger posed to our teacher raises a while ago. There’s now a petition.
Why do I even talk to white men sometimes. I am too tired to respond to this. This is someone I consider a friend.