Yesterday, one of my discussions sessions was talking about the fear associated with wanting to be a math major, but not thinking of themselves as ‘math people.’
I told them I was never ‘math people,’ that I learned trig at age 23, calculus at 24, higher math at 25, and started graduate math at 26. Being ‘math people’ is a decision, and it’s never too late to decide to be just that.
…Then they asked me what I did before age 23, and I told them about my law career…
…They expressed surprise that I had walked away from a very well-paying career to go back to school, then stayed in school after finishing my program.
…I might have gotten too real. I say it all the time on here, but I said it to them:
There is nothing more important to me in this whole world than their understanding of mathematics. It is the reason I exist. It is everything to me that they will, in this lifetime, witness mathematics as I have come to know it. It is my life’s work that they meet this beautiful, indescribable thing that I love with all I am and everything I will ever be. I quit my career to dedicate all my time to it, traded my house for a one room efficiency so I could afford tuition and books, lost my marriage because my spouse didn’t support my decision to do this, and it was still a steal of a deal because what I got in return is the most valuable, important thing I could ever possibly do with my life. I’d live in a gutter and eat sticks and leaves and think myself a king as long as I could teach calculus all day and work on research all night. As long as I felt like I was doing a good job and my students were building a better understanding of mathematics, as long as I was ever refining my understanding of the inner workings of this incomparable abstract creature called mathematics, I would feel like a millionaire.
I told them also that they already are math people. We talk about math all day, and we teach each other in the process. They bring new problems that I had never considered before, challenge me to think in different ways, and (for crissake) help me improve my shitty arithmetic abilities by keeping me in consistent practice. They make me a better mathematician, and it my greatest privilege and joy to think that I help make them better mathematicians, too.
…Anyway, there were some interesting expressions on faces in that room, so they might think I’m a lil’ cray. But I don’t regret that, because I like to think it was obvious already (both that I am cray, and that I care a LOT about their learning calculus). My students deserve educators who feel that their learning of the subject matter is the most important thing in the entire universe, because it is.
Friendly reminder that the Free! Iwatobi Swim Club and Eternal Summer OSTs (Ever Blue Sounds and Clear Blue Notes respectively) have beautiful music and you should listen to those soundtracks at least once in your lifetime even if you’ve never watched the anime
This is a list of good job options for anyone looking for a summer job or a job generally!
This is mostly my opinion from experience + some research and some of it could vary based on where you live.
For the obvious, standard part time jobs at places like Walmart, Mcdonalds, or Cineplex (movie theatre chain), can be pretty good since they’re usually able to bend around your schedule. These jobs are especially good if it’s your first job since they rarely require any experience. Even if it’s not your first job though, these are fine for when you’re in school. Since they usually have a lot of employees, you can usually find someone to cover for you when you need extra time to study. Also, it’s usually not too hard to move up the ranks a little to become staff trainers or low level supervisors which looks really good on your resume. However, these jobs do have the obvious flaws since all coorperations are run through capitalism which relies on exploitation and you will be treated like just a number.
Serving jobs can be alright depending on where you live. If you live in an area where servers wage isn’t too low and tipping culture is big, then serving can be one of the more lucrative jobs for students. I live in Ontario, Canada and servers wage isn’t much lower than minimum but tipping is still a standard thing so you can usually make pretty good money. Obviously, the money made from serving can really vary and in a lot of places servers are treated like shit so it’s not always ideal. In my opinion, thought, serving can be a pretty good student job.
Campus jobs are also a pretty good option. Most school’s have programs for low-income students to work on campus and usually these jobs pay fairly well. The downside to this is that you often don’t get many hours. If you are a low-income student but are taking a very rigerous program and do not want to have to work a lot of hours to make money, I would suggest trying to get a campus job. At a lot of them you can even do your homework during you shift if it’s not busy.
Other really good jobs for students are things like office helpers, receptionists, or other admin jobs. Depending on where you work, you might be able to do homework when you’re not busy and, particularly for post-secondary students, these jobs can be helpful since almost every industry needs admin stuff so it can be a good way to gain some experience in your field. Further, a lot of admin jobs will pay more than minimum, too, especially when you start to gain experience which is a plus because then you don’t need to work as many hours and less work = more time to study. For a first job, admin isn’t a great start since most require some kind of work experience, even just customer service. They also usually look for people who seem mature and don’t usually hire teenagers (obviously, if you are a teenager and think you’re a good fit, apply anyway. You never know, and the worst that can happen is you don’t get it).
856. Some NEWT charms students from Ravenclaw figured out how to make a magic-deadening field in a corner of their common room, where none but the most powerful wizards can practice magic. Even then, their powers are greatly weakened. It’s useful because they can adjust how much it blocks magic, and is helpful when practicing non-verbal spells because students can say the incantation out loud, make the field stronger so they have to concentrate more, do this over and over again and they’ll have to concentrate harder to make spells work as the field gets stronger. Then when they step out of the field they can easily concentrate hard enough to do non-verbal spells. Of course, this was not originally the intended use. It was made so that people could use WiFi at school. Teachers who are smart enough to get past the door of their common room regularly go there to unwind and check the latest updates on social media. The students with more Slytherin-like characteristics offer to put these fields in the common rooms and dormitories of other houses for a exorbitant monthly fee, because the fields require regular maintenance and reinforcement and only Ravenclaws taking NEWT Charms can do the spells.
i overheard one of my students talking with his mom in the hall at pick-up:
child: mom, can i kiss ms. c?
mom: hmm. i’m not sure.
mom: because different people are okay with different things. you’d have to ask her if it’s okay.
child: can you ask her?
mom: me? no, you can ask her. you and ms. c are buds!
then they came back in together. he still didn’t want to talk, so she asked me what my policy was regarding getting kisses from students. i said i liked when students blow me kisses. he peeked out from behind her while i demonstrated how to blow a kiss. then he blew one back to me! it was a good way to end the day.
i honestly dont get why that “badcharacterdesign” blog is popular like..im sorry, but this is like the exact same shit as just grabbing random shitty drawings off deviantart and creating a wall of shame for them
and honestly whenever i look at their blog im just kinda like..it feels like they actually dont get what makes a character good or not. they seem kinda elitist about it too :/ their reasons for shitting on designs are really shallow and not objective at all
My first bughead fic. Hope you guys like it. I did my best with what i know about english vocabulary and grammar. So i apologize for any mistakes. And has of now i’m reciving prompts.
Betty & Jughead
Lots of Fluff
bright neon lights brought back memories for Jughead. Some good, others not so
much. But it was oddly good to be sitting in the same booth that he and his
three best friends always sat, drinking Milkshakes and eating burgers. What
really was weird is to think that all of this happened 20 years ago.
can I have the burgers and fries please?”
little girl asked, pulling him away from his memories.
replied with a little smile, and then called the waiter who wrote down their
orders. While father and daughter waited for their equal meal, the door was
opened and Jughead felt like his heart skipped a beat. The girl next door,
ex-girlfriend, Betty Cooper walked in. Her blonde hair was shorter then he
remembered, she’d cut it neck high and bangs covered her forehead, the signs of
her now current age were there, wrinkles on her eyes, the skin wasn’t smooth
like when they were young, but even now she’s the prettiest woman he has ever
seen, however, her smile, was the same. Bright and honest, the kind that makes
you feel warm.
turned around to see Jughead sitting in what used to be their booth so many
years ago. Looking at him made butterflies fly in her chest, memories rushed in
to her head, and made her smile widely. Has she walked towards him, she saw his
curls, now turned grey, that she always loved, and his expressive eyes that
always told her a million things without him saying a word, his smile that made
her heart melt.
she got to the booth Jughead stood up and gave her a hug. Her hair still
smelled like vanilla and that familiar scent made him smile on her neck. As
they broke their hug it took a while before they exchanged words.
said at the same time.
been awhile. How are you?” Said Jughead.
great. How about you?” She replied, The smile still on her face.
good to. Bet’s this is my daughter Claudia.” He said to her pointing to the
girl sitting quietly with a book in her hands.
Claudia, I am Betty an old friend of your dad.” She said greeting the girl with
a hand shake.
nice to meet you Betty” Claudia said back.
looked at the girl and saw a feminine version of Jug, the exception being the
big brown eyes, and full lips.
you wanna join us?” He asked.
But only if you’re treating.” She answered. Both smiled at the memory of
Jughead saying these same words during sophomore year.
moved closer to the window so that Betty could seat beside her. At this moment,
the waiter came back with the burgers and fries and Betty asked for a
me, what have you been up to since collage?” Jughead asked.
spent some time working at a newspaper in Chicago has you already know, but I
found my thru passion teaching here on Riverdale’s Primary School. How about
still at the newspaper in New Orleans and writing my novels. The usual. Except
for being a dad too.” He said the last phrase looking at Claudia and greening,
the girl gave him a smile.
ate, talked and laughed of silly random things, old memories from their younger
days. Claudia was happy to know more about her dad’s teenage adventures, she in
her 12 years of life didn’t know much about her father when he was her age. However,
she never pushed him to tell her about it, Claudia had the knowledge that a lot
of those were painful memories. It made her glad to also hear about the good
stuff that happened to him.
Jug, what about Hayley? You two are still together?” Betty asked.
We’re not. Hayley and I, despite of loving each other, we were too much alike
and it didn’t work out. We split up 6 years ago.” He answered, with a sad intonation.
sorry about that. You two seemed to be happy the last time I saw you.” She said
to him kindly.
were happy for some time, the three of us. But some things aren’t meant to be.”
turned to speak with the girl sitting beside her.
you see your mom often?”
She lives a few neighborhoods away. I usually stay with her during the
weekends. It’s cool. I mean I always get two of everything. Birthday presents, Christmas.”
She replied with excitement.
handling well with divorced parents. Aren’t you a rarity.” Betty said.
to make the best of every situation. A girl has got to get something out of
them, right?” Claudia spoke sassy.
and Jughead laughed.
definitely a Jones” Betty spoke.
tell me Bett’s, what do you teach?”
that’s nice. I bet you’re setting those kids on the right path. Good books,
good movies, show them that old is also good.”
my best. But so far, I think I’m doing a pretty good job. My students are
great, at least they’re grades and behavior show me that they actually like my
spoke cheerfully about her job and Jughead watched and heard like there was
nothing more interesting in the whole world.
saw the way he looked at her, and she could feel something dormant starting to
work again inside her. It was a good feeling. And God, she missed that
feeling that only he could make her
hours went by, the three of them laughed a lot more until it was time for them
need to do this again.” Said Betty once they were outside.
please!” Claudia spoke.
most certainly will.” Affirmed Jughead, looking deep into Betty’s eyes.
It was nice to meet you Betty. I’m gonna, wait, in the car.” Claudia said
slowly leaving the two friends alone.
was amazing seeing you again after 13 years.” Jughead said.
it was. But we still have a lot to catch up.”
we have to fix this.”
word said was without breaking eye contact. They spoke a million things to
each other with just a look. And has they talked, the distance between them grew
shorter, they’re hands touched, and they simply stood there for what felt like hours.
cut the distance between them to zero, and placed a soft gentle kiss on Jughead’s
slowly turned away, hands still touching, they knew they still loved each
other. They always would.
went to the car where his daughter was waiting and started the car. Looking at
him through the rearviewer Claudia said with a large grin:
Hey, do you know any good ways to search and apply for scholarships? Thank you!
At your school: Most universities have a ton of random scholarships funded by the university itself or donations made my alumni or community members. Unfortunately, a lot of schools don’t do a very good job telling students about those scholarships.
You should send a quick email to an academic counselor at the school you plan to go to. You can speed up the process by telling them a little info about yourself like your GPA, your class (freshman, sophomore, etc.), and your major (or what you intend to major in).
National: There are thousands of national scholarships running basically all the time.