john green school

So I’m a huge book lover and I keep asking my parents for books but they refuse and say that I should be doing something more useful and just don’t seem to understand how much I love reading and how important it actually is??

So could you please reblog this with something that would convince them or that would make them realize the importance of literature/reading bc I’m running out of ideas. Thanks!

YouTube Help Master Post

 I’ve spent a lot of time on YouTube lately and found some useful videos I thought I would share with you guys!

Notetaking and study tips (x) 
How to study for a test (x)
How to take notes (x)
Revision techniques (x)
Study smarter (x)
School bag essentials (x)
University Q&A (x)
How to survive college (x)
What not to do when studying (x)
Freshman year of college (x)
Revising for exams (x)
Tips/Tricks for homework and study (x)
How to stop procrastinating (x)

Thinking of University/College? Watch (x) 
Should you go to university? Watch (x)

“Crash Course” -John and Hank Green (x) 
“Fun Science” -charlieissocoollike (x)

Bullet Journal

About/How to set up (x)
Set up (x)

When you need a break from Study

Becoming You (x)
Just say Yes (x)
How to get work done (x)
How to decorate/organize your planner (x)
Stress management (x)
Feeling Down? Watch (x) 
Getting out of creative ruts (x)
How to procrastinate like a PRO (x)
Types of people at school (x)


Feel free to add more!

As you get older and enter through the 4 treacherous years of high school, you begin to take a step back on things. You look at everything and see how much you and everything and everyone around you has changed. Your friends, who all once believed in God are now atheists because they went through things and began to forget what potential laid inside of them. People who were once popular, skinny and beautiful are now average, have all but 3 friends, and have zits lining their upper forehead and inner cheeks. People’s sexualities will change and you will either accept it or be unaccepted. The boys who loved football are now stoners who can’t even function a class without a puff, and became sad because their ability of playing a sport became dragged and dizzy. The cheerleaders will become anything and everything but virgins. You will begin to hear things about people who were once so sweet and innocent getting arrested for something you never imagined them doing. People begin to become the things they swore they’d never become and they change into these monsters of people. Or if you’re lucky… they change into these beautiful masterpieces. I know all this from experience. I walk the halls of my high school, examining people who were once these small people and are now a figure that is loved by everyone… and I also see people who I used to be close with who lost control of their life already. I’m only almost a sophomore. You become friends with people you once hated, and enemies with people you once loved. Things happen to people you know. Good or bad. We often wander what went wrong but that is always something we never understand. Maybe you’re one of these people. Or maybe you’re like me, and you stand back and watch the people who once loved you and the ones you once loved; completely turn into someone you never expected. Things begin to happen right in front of your eyes that you only thought happened in movies or books.
—  Abby Wormsbaker; I am seeing everything and everyone changing and it doesn’t scare me anymore.

I think every teenager loves John Green’s novels because he offers them philosophical problems and questions without treating them like children. It’s not an adult’s ‘let me explain’, it’s an equals 'let’s think about it together’.
Honestly, as an adult and a teacher it’s a perspective we rarely have because it forces us to have a positive opinion on our youth which we also rarely have.

hey yall i saw this chart thing in a vlogbrothers video and thought it’d make a fun little “tag yourself” survey 

reblog or comment with your coordinates (im begging lol it’s secretly for a math project i have to do)

(if you identify as more than one gender, feel free to choose more than one point)

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Looking for Alaska board game. Appx. 6 hours of work, but it’s done (cards and all)! Can’t wait to use this in my English I class with my freshmen on Monday.
Thank you for an incredible book, @fishingboatproceeds!

Notes: The question cards -
Comprehension - comprehension/analysis/plot questions about the novel
Life - real-world scenarios and thought exercises related to the novel
Truth - FAQ questions about alcohol, drugs, DUIs, and more.
Dare - Creative, often physically engaging activities, such as “Perform an obituary at Alaska’s funeral as the Colonel.”
Happy to send game instructions and more details to anyone upon request!

8 Paper Towns Quotes That Sum Up Senior Year Of High School Perfectly

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Maybe your senior won’t end with a frantic 1200-mile road trip to find your next door neighbor, but chances are it’ll be a year to remember. Whether you’re counting down the days until the liberation of graduation or dreading them, read on for 8 quotes from Paper Towns that sum up senior year perfectly:

“I knew these halls so well – and finally it was starting to feel like they knew me, too.”

Originally posted by raisedbypopculture

“If I am ever told that I have one day to live, I will head straight for the hallowed halls of Winter Park High School, where a day has been known to last a thousand years.”

Originally posted by thy-thanatos

“I decided to clean out my locker, because I didn’t really want to come back here and again have to feel like my lungs were drowning in this perverse nostalgia.”

Originally posted by thewanderingnotebook

“I don’t know how I look, but I know how I feel: Young. Goofy. Infinite.”

Originally posted by mmafga

“It is so hard to leave – until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.”

Originally posted by marleens-diary

“This was the first time in my life that so many things would never happen again.”

Originally posted by girls--just-want-to-have-funds

“I think the future deserves our faith.”

Originally posted by angelv420

“The town was paper, but the memories were not. All the things I’d done here, all the love and pity and compassion and violence and spite, kept welling up inside me.”

Originally posted by yahooentertainment

Its a paper town,
with paper houses and paper people, everything is uglier up close.
—  John Green “ Paper Towns” - ( via @herrebellioussoul)