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.
Last night I accidentally punched myself in the face while trying to pull up my weighted blanket, while going to bed at 8:30, in case anyone was wondering how ready I am for Winter Break.
I’m livid. San Francisco, the most expensive city in the US, recently voted to give teachers like myself an 11% raise over two years.
I’m alive. Just busy. About to get my MA in English Language Learner Education. More than halfway through parent conference week. My classroom has calmed down a bit.
I had a moment of horror today.
These items have been delivered to my classroom and more are on their way!
Update: Thank you for all your support! I promise not to spam you with this, I’m planning on going ahead and buying most of what’s still on the list by Monday. I’m so excited for this year!
Here’s the exotic food section in a fancy Istanbul supermarket. Blueberries, avocados, and sweet potatoes are considered exotic.
I am going back to America tomorrow and I don’t wanna.
I’ve been in a tiny village in Turkey. Here’s my husband’s 400+ year-old ancestral house. They were ethnic Turks in the Russian empire and were forced out in the 1500’s. They ended up in here. We’re ten minutes from the Black Sea.