i learn so much from this

I once taught a student who did poorly on the first exam, then resolved to make change. This student started attending my sections from a different class because he didn’t clicking with their instructor, so he found one from the others whose content was sufficiently similar whose teaching style better matched his learning style.

And I noticed what happened next. I noticed he never missed another discussion. I noticed he went to office hours every day. I saw how much work he put in. 

He lost a friend that semester, to unthinkable circumstances. I noticed his fury the next day, and I noticed how tirelessly he fought to keep it controlled. He told me he wouldn’t let the violence take anything else, especially not his progress in that class. 

I graded his final. Every correct answer brought me closer to tears, because I knew how many hours had gone into each one. As you can imagine from the fact that he had one of the highest grades in the class on that final, I absolutely did start crying. 

I am so, so proud of this young adult who made the decision not to let a single defeat become a final defeat. I am inspired by his resolve, work ethic, and capacity to succeed.

That’s just one of several students who have become my heroes throughout my short time teaching in a university. Job interviews, program applications, etc., all love to ask the question of who inspires you most. It’s weird to be an educator, because (if you’re doing it right) you’ll end up the answer to that question now and then. But what’s weirder interesting still is that your educators (if you’re doing studenting right) may come to look up to you, too. 

spooky-spaghetties  asked:

ok only you could answer this. We're counting on you. here goes: who would win in a fight, Batman or Darth Vader? They're on Earth but not in Gotham. Batman has all of his standard weapons but so does Vader.

vader is more likely if they met at random, because batman isn’t much compared to a force user. he might have learned the holy art of raising his body temperature to bake eggs on his abs, but vader can choke the life out of him from a half a mile away. like if we’re playing rock, paper, scissors, lightsabers beat kevlar, and force power beats martial arts.

i mean, batman could always use an electric batarang (what 80s band is that) or whatnot and hit vader with it, but i think he’d realize pretty quickly that the suit is life support, and if he hits it he runs the risk of killing the man inside. depending on the desperation of the situation, he may or may not go for that. if he had the time to study the actual suit, he might win, but even then it’s kind of a long shot - vader is like a human lawnmower. he both is human, and also mows through humans, and has none of those pesky morals to hold him back

anonymous asked:

This whole thing feels so unreal though imagine making a game and pissing off your fanbase so much many leave and decides to make their own version of your game and you still not get the message that you're doing something wrong and take learn to better your game from it(or even yourself) how do you not see and fuck up this bad I cant--

anonymous asked:

I have so much respect for Donna, because even though she didn't agree with the club, when Agent Stahl came to grill her she still wouldn't give them up and I just. I have so much respect for her.

That’s how it’s supposed to be done. Like it or not, that’s your man and you don’t turn your back or rat. Some people could’ve really learned a lot from her in that sense. 

Hey guys!!

So as you all know by now (or might not know if you’re new here), I’m moving to Montreal! I’m going to be an exchange student and i’m so excited, but i don’t really know much about Quebec and its way of life!

So this is me asking for a little bit of help from anyone who is a native of/living in Quebec! I took years of European French in school but it has since left my brain, so is there any way you recommend leaning Quebec french (or at least learning how to say basic stuff), and if there is anything i should know before turning up, in case i seriously offend someone, and i wanna know about customs and stuff so i don’t stick out like a sore thumb! :)

If you cant help me, i’d really appreciate a signal boost, and if you can help me, feel free to message me!! Help a little rural Irish girl out with her travels! :)

ID #77884

Name: Carina
Age: 18
Country: Belgium

Hi, my name is Carina.
I live in Belgium but I’m originally from Portugal.
I speak 3 languages fluently. (Dutch, English and Portugese.) and I’m learning French.
I love tv shows, stuff like Full House, The Fosters, Steven Universe, and much much more.
I also really like video games. Rn I’m obsessed with Breath Of The Wild.
If y'all wanna know more just contact me haha, bye have a nice day.😊💞

Preferences: Preferably between 16-22, country, gender, sexuality and all that doesn’t matter to me as I am gay myself so I honestly don’t care. No judgemental people or any of that crap tho. Only message if you are interested in being friends.

anonymous asked:

There will be a time when people will stop insulting Taylor and defending her for once? it hurts so much.

Um, maybe when she retires?

Taylor is the best in the world at what she does. Unfortunately the way of the world is to try to tear people at the top down to make those beneath them feel better about themselves. So as long as Taylor remains the best, there will always be people who try to break her down.

She’s strong, she can handle it, and when she can’t, she’s learned to step back.

Remember the intro to The Lucky One from Red Tour, anon? I can’t link from work, but search it, there are videos.

“They’re building you up just to try to knock you down. But they haven’t yet.”

i know you all love your fiction but if you ever want to make your depictions of psych wards or mental illness related things realistic and appropriate and actually productive you can always ask me. if i can answer the question i will. if it’s hard for me i’ll do my best. but getting real people to give you their real experiences and respecting what they say and learning things is so much better than filling your stuff up with tropes and just plain bad completely disengaged from reality mental illness related gags and ‘concepts’ rooted in actually ableist history

with you i’ve learned that i don’t have to degrade myself so that you can shine.

i’ve learned that i don’t have to hold back when it comes to my passions and interests just because you don’t enjoy them as much as i do.

i’ve learned that i don’t have to be quiet and nice for you to love me. with you i can be loud, crazy, wild and even angry when i need to.

you have shown me what good love is.

and good love makes you blossom.

good love won’t ever make you wilt.


e.s. // a good love.

Sometimes you don’t even notice that your partner is suppressing you. But let me tell you, love is supposed to bring out the best in you and make you become the best person you can be. It won’t ever try to steal your light or turn you into something less.

ID #88546

Name: Emily
Age: 22
Country: USA

Hello! My name is Emily and I am a 22 year old living in the US. I have a full time job, am a part time online student working towards a degree in social sciences, and just recently picked up a second job. I’ve never written one of these before so I’m not sure what to talk about… I like Hulu, reading, and learning about pretty much anything (except math, oh lord, please not math). I’m a bit of a nerd. I can be a bit sarcastic and I love terrible puns. I tend to overthink and overshare. Id love to talk to someone about life and hobbies, really whatever. If any of this sounded interesting to you, I look forward to hearing from you! (:

Preferences: I’d prefer someone 18+. All places and genders are welcome. Snail mail and email are both a-okay with me! (:

anonymous asked:

So if you learn about your chart you can basically choose what chart you want. Lets say, you have cancer rising, introverted and sensitive, you realize this then you choose to be a libra rising, you make yourself care more about appearances and interactions with other?


Not exactly. If this is about my last post, I meant more that looking at our charts can give us confidence and can feel like we have the freedom to be ourselves. Even if the society we live in pushes for other traits from us.

So for example, if we grow up in a place where traditional masculinity is pushed from men, but the individual feels much more receptive and passive, the chart can be affirming for them to be how they want to be. It can feel like a permission slip. More so like that.

I hope this makes sense. It was just me thinking out loud really, having had come to some greater acceptance myself since learning more about my chart. And having heard similar from others.


anonymous asked:

I'm rly sad, I'm trying my best to draw something for your contest (and especially your birthday) but nothing I do is good enough :^( I think the stuff people have already done is super cool tho !

What i have learned from entering contests is that you should focus on having fun and not “beating” the other entries. 

Honestly what i mostly wish for the people that enter is to have fun with it and enjoy the process of drawing their entry and thinking of it. 
Don’t stress yourself too much. 

I am shook so many are eager to enter mostly because the deadline is my birthday though? Like it is so sweet, i am not very used to receiving presents for my birthday so it gets me all agdsgfdsh. 

lilacflamesss  asked:

what the fuck dude I DIDNT KNOW YOU CAN SING SO WELL OMG??? I love your voice so much!! it suits glassy sky a lot despite it sounding different from the original? so it was like really interesting to listen to??? ahhh make more covers please lmao (if you want to).

asdgjadsh *DIES* thank you far ♡♡♡♡ it still sounds kinda shitty bc i don’t know how to edit my voice properly 😂  i actually bought this mic bc i wanna make anime covers on youtube soon, but i still have a lot to learn *sighs* thank you ;_; 

Why is the kpop community giving camila so much hate!? Like if you don’t like her that’s ok but damn it man don’t say bad things about her! She didn’t do anything to you. Yeah she said somethings before but she learned from it. She’s growing everyday and that’s what’s important. Don’t act like you’re so holy and you didn’t do anything bad in your life. Fuck you all who keeps on giving her crap. Y'all grind my gears.

seabeastblogsandjazz  asked:

Wait what is an rss feed? Cus ive looked it up but i dont really understand it??

It’s a way of getting alerts when new content is posted on a url! You need an extension for a RSS reader but it’s really nice for, say, independent webcomics. Not all sites have an RSS feed, but a lot of webcomics do. I’m finding that most tumblr comics have some form of RSS feed, so whenever I’m out for a few hours I don’t have to spend as much time scrolling through my entire dash to find content for you peeps, which is super helpful! This short little comic explains it as well

Hopefully this helps clarify it to you a bit. I just learned about it a few hours ago myself so I’m still working on educating myself on it, but it’s definitely a useful tool for managing updates from various sources over multiple domains!

Honestly, I really look up to BTS. I’ve been stanning these cuties for 3 years now, and I never thought I’d learn so much from them! Their songs have always been amazing, but being able to witness the drastic development of what they sang about and to see them become so internationally famous was really something. I feel really happy about being able to see their achievements and progress as people throughout these last few years, it’s changed my life in the best way and I hope they’re happy and well and I just love them so so much :)

anonymous asked:

I feel like bella's living a rather unhealthy life like i wish she worked out regularly so she didn't have that yo-yo effect it's scary to think what it does to her body

I don’t think Bella has any regard for her health tbh; she could be taking so much better care of herself but she chooses not to and she was never taught proper diet/meal planning or maintenance when she was younger, either. At this point she’s been living on her own (away from parents) for almost three years so she should have learned how to have a routine and manage her weight/health and taken responsibility but it doesn’t seem to be a priority for her. 

It’s bad for her on a physical level; her metabolism being messed up, improper/inconsistent nutrition and fat needs being met, and there’s a lot of research showing weight yo-yoing in women can cause a lot of heart and muscle damage. Especially since with VS and her really extreme 3-hours of exercise a day when she doesn’t ever exercise regularly can be bad for her heart. Like it’s nice to see she’s working out to lose the weight as oppose to other unhealthy measures but it’s still not the best method by any means. Plus, we know Bella has body image issues and then tons of pressure on her now because of her celebrity and industry so I imagine it has to be stressful to not have a consistent self image and have to work so hard to get down to snuff. 

i love music so fucking much i love listening to music i love playing music i love writing music i love learning about music and the history of it

experimental music of the 20th century - especially from the first half of it - is like one of the absolute most fascinating things ever to me


“Welcome to Blue Lion!”

Tho there are already million bakery AUs, I too had to make one where Keith is a tired college student™ who stumbles into an old but cozy bakery/cafe and meets the bubbly baker~

Also this was the first time I created the setting on Sims 4 and used it as base bg. Much more easier than building on Google SketchUp :’)