Amazon Wish List

The new school year is just around the corner, and like many teachers out there, I’m getting my new classroom together and struggling to cover all the supplies I need.

So I am going to ask for help from all you lovely tumblr folks out there. If for some reason you’re rolling in the dough, or just can’t figure out how to spend your money, I know 36 students would be very grateful for your generosity!

If you’re curious or would like to help out, check out my Amazon Wish List. You can “sort by priority,” and see what I really need, or you can sort by price (which is super helpful as well).

And if you are able to order, please let me know who you are in the “note” section of the order so I can properly thank you!!

Thanks everyone!


Hello all! I’m posting this link in hopes that I can get these kids some much needed iPad minis. My school is high poverty and these kids struggle daily with literacy and math.

I know we’re teachers and we’re poor, but for the next 7 days Donors Choose will match any donation up to $100. After you donate, enter the code INSPIRE.

Thank you for reading this and I hope you all have a great year!

well, there’s my new badge to begin working in my first school! i recently enrolled in a program to get a masters degree in working with students with learning disabilities and other exceptionalties as well as behavioral students. i’m very excited to begin my process as a full time teacher this year, along with taking my grad school courses. I know it will be a very busy year for me, but I know it will be worth it in the end.

Tomorrow is my first day where I will be working with my teacher in pre-planning to get things ready for the upcoming school year. Wish me luck!

On being British

I was teaching at a Summer School this summer and one of my students told me he did not feel British, because he didn’t look British. He was black. That broke my heart a little. So I started questioning the kids on British history, and oh they fit in it and all the kids from ethnic minorities said they felt excluded from it. They felt their history only began with the end of the empire.

They were wrong.

I once thought the same thing.

I was also wrong.

It was thanks to medievalpoc that my eyes were opened. And my teaching, my research, my being, have changed so much because of that.

I will never forget the expression on their faces as I told my students a different history than what they were told in schools. I reinforced that they are British, they have always been British and they are part of British history.

And then I told them to start questioning what they are being told in schools, and to get on Tumblr and follow medievalpoc .

I hope they did.

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Dear Tumblrverse,

Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that kind millionaires  more people will see it and more support can be given.   All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!

As the new school year approaches, we are obviously in denial teachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget).  Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby.  Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.

Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies.  In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped.  I am in awe of the teachers in this community.  After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year.  If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist.  If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.   

So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.

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