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here-is-your-verse asked:

This is kind of urgent. In my math class, I haven't done any homework because I am lazy, worthless piece of shit. I got a letter for my mom with a grade report showing my missing assignments. This wouldn't be so bad but my teacher wants a parent teacher conference. I don't know what to do or how to tell my mom and I feel like I'm going to throw up and my anxiety is really really bad. Also if I don't tell her, I get a referral for insubordination. Sea Fam, what do I do??

Honey, you are not lazy or worthless of a piece of shit. Just because you have not done your work does not make you bad.

But I think you need to tell you mother. Although school is not the basis of your worth, while you are in school it is important to do your assignments and when you don’t there are unfortunately consequences. Try to figure out why you are not doing your work and talk to your teacher and mom. Perhaps they can find a way to better motivate you to do your homework?

~Nelly the Narwhal

NaruHina headcanon 24

Naruto: Okay, give it to me straight, Aburame-sensei.  How is Bolt doing in school?
Shino: He’s doing just fine.  Fortunately, he’s got his mom’s brains.
Naruto: That’s a relief–HEY!
Hinata: There’s gotta be a “but” in there somewhere, Shino-kun.
Shino: Well….he seems to have attracted all the attention of the girls in class.  Though he hasn’t noticed it yet.
Hinata: HE IS SO GROUNDED. *byakugan activates*
Naruto: It’s not his fault, y'know.  Us Uzumakis have that kevorka..
Hinata: DON’T ENCOURAGE HIM!
Naruto: But…his grades are fine!  That’s the important thing!
Hinata: I’m gonna set him up with someone from the Hyuga, Dad must know someone…
Naruto: Hahahahahahahaha….okay, at least his grades are fine.  And if he manages to-
Hinata: 64 trigrams!
*Naruto goes flying out the window*
*Himawari and Bolt are walking to the Hyuga mansion, since their parents are at school*
Bolt: Dad?
Himawari: Papa’s flying!
Naruto: Bolt! RUN! RUN AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY—

Who says you need a kid or a student to meet moms?

4 Ways to Prepare for Parent-Teacher Night (For Non-Parents)

Now why would I bother to fabricate a family anyway? Because meet the teacher night has pizza and refreshments in the gym and what do single moms like more than single dads? Probably pizza and refreshments in the gym. This would be like a night at the bar for me only with less urinating in public afterwards, probably (spoiler: not really).

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Public vs Private Behaviors

People who don’t know me think I’m quiet.
People who know me wish I was.

My parents were always flabbergasted after parent teacher conferences. My teachers loved me. I was quiet. I was attentive, or at least not disruptive (reading when bored). I was a model student.

But at home I would come alive. Back in my element and surrounded by people who knew and accepted the real me, I was loud, bossy, and extremely loquacious. My parents couldn’t believe they were talking about the same kid.

Wait, so she’s only this annoying at home?

OK BUT IMAGINE KORRASAMI MOMS
  • LIKE KORRA BEING UBER PROTECTIVE OF HER KID AND CARRYING THEM EVERYWHERE
  • ASAMI BUILDING THEM TINY CARS TO DRIVE IN AROUND THE HOUSE
  • ADOPTED BENDER BABIES AND NON BENDER BABIES WORKING TOGETHER TO STEAL SNACKS 
  • KORRA BEING THE ‘FUN MOM’ AND ASAMI BEING THE ‘SERIOUS MOM’
  • KORRASAMI PTA MEETINGS (( KORRA TRYING TO STOP ASAMI FROM BEATING A WOMAN WITH A BROWNIE PAN))
  • KORRA FAILING TO STOP ASAMI FROM FIGHTING HELEN. AND JOINING IN INSTEAD
  • BED TIME STORIES AND CUDDLES FROM THE MOM SQUAD
  • THE TINY CHILDREN RIDING NAGA TO SCHOOL
  • NAGA PICKING UP BABIES BY THE SCRUFFS OF THEIR SHIRT AND BRINGING THEM BACK TO MAMASAMI BECAUSE HOLY SHIT DON’T LEAVE FIREBENDER BABIES UNATTENDED
  • KORRA AT PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES GETTING SUPER DEFENSIVE OF THE KIDS GRADES 
  • THEIR KIDS GROWING UP IN AN INCREDIBLY SUPPORTIVE ENVIROMENT FULL OF LOVE AND CHAOS. 
Awkward Moments: Teacher Edition

>We asked the teachers on our Facebook page to share some of their most awkward moments in and out of the classroom. Here are a dozen of our favorite cringe-worthy scenes. 

That awkward moment when…

1.  "…another teacher mistakenly thinks you’re a student and tries to give you detentions for being out of class. And when you try to explain you’re a teacher, she snorts and says ‘Good try!’“—E.M.

2. ”…when a student asks 'How old are you Mrs T?’ and then guesses something closer to your grandma’s age.“ —P.T. 

3. ”…you’re on a first date at a nice restaurant and the parents of one of your students are sitting at the next table.“—B.B.

4. ”…you run into your teenage students while buying bras at Victoria’s Secret and blush redder than they do.“ —R.T. 

5. ”I turned my ankle on a rock on the playground at recess duty on a day I wore a skirt and went head over heels. My fourth-grade boys came running across the playground to make sure I was ok, to help me up, and to inform me that they saw my underwear.“—L.H. 

6. ”You’re coming out of an adult store with a phallic-shaped cake pan for a friend’s bachelorette party and a student excitedly shrieks your name and pulls her parents across the parking lot from their restaurant to introduce them to you and then ask about an upcoming writing project.“—E.G.

7. ”I met a new student with his parents and sister at open house. I asked the student to introduce his sister. It turned out to be dad’s second, much younger wife.“—S.A. 

8. ”… twice, I have seen parents of my students out (and *affectionate*) with someone other than their significant other. Makes conferences super awkward!“—J.R.

9. ”…You walk out on your balcony in Mexico for your holiday and a family from your school is in the adjoining room!“—L.D.

10. "The store security alarms erroneously goes off as you walk out of store. You look up and it seems half your class parents are walking in at the same time.” —A.D.

11. "…threw on a t-shirt in the dark one morning. Put sweater over it. During the day, it got hot. I took off sweater and there was a big hole in middle of front of shirt.“—S.L.

12. ”… on a date with my husband at a crowded winery and end up sharing a table with a mom of a student and her blind date.“—D.K. 

Parents, when choosing the “best,” are actually shielding their children from positive experiences and growth. I always counsel parents to slow down, let the student and the teacher match happen. There is also a very real concern that parents think that they are the professional in a capacity to choose which teacher is best and far too often I am quickly asked to make a second change because a parent-chosen teacher ends up not being the “best” that the parent thought.

Parent Teacher Conference

She sat on the chair next to the door and stared at her watch impatiently. Of course Larnia was late. Only five minutes late, but still… Florence had already went through this alone once and she wasn’t interested in doing it again. The problem wasn’t the meetings themselves, those were easy. Florence used her well sharpened psych abilities to keep the teachers on their toes and if required she could use a little charm to make them forgive Elie’s bad attitude or Evie’s overwhelming eagerness to learn. The problem was when she had to report back to Larnia, the women would ask 138972 questions all of them being variations of the same 3 questions …The process would be simplified immensely if Larnia just showed up.   

Two doors opened simultaneously; one to let in a flawless looking Larnia and the other was the classroom’s door where Evie’s teacher was ready to meet them. The woman shared words of goodbye with the parents she had been seeing before turning towards them “Dr Parkinson.” She said with a wide smile as she extended her hand towards Larnia. “I’m  happy to finally meet you, Evangeline probably calls me Mrs Blunt, but you can call me Annabelle.” Before she knew it Florence was rolling her eyes, she already knew that she would be playing third wheel during this meeting.  

Mrs Blunt turned towards Florence and raised her  eyebrows to note that she was waiting or her to introduce herself. “Hi” Florence extended her hand. “Florence Acre, nice to meet you.” Mrs Blunt shook her hand in silence. She fuckin thinks I’m the nanny. 

“Please come in.” The teacher was looking at Larnia again and her smile was back and shinning. 

Parent Conferences

I am taking part in a doctoral study for a few of my education professors at my school. We have to do a few simulations and give them feedback and they use our responses in the simulations for their dissertation. Today was a parent-teacher conference.

Going in, all I knew was that the parent was upset because the book I had chosen for the class to read from a district-wide pre-approved list had the word breast in it. The scene was about a daughter having to take care of her mother in the Dust Bowl and was bathing her because she was so ill. I felt ready to hear the parent out and talk about alternative assignments.

When the actor playing the male parent came in, I stood up, shook his hand, and greeted him warmly. When we sat down, I said that his note was a little vague and I told him I wanted to hear his concerns. He proceeded to spent 10 minutes telling me that the book was trash, that I was a horrible person for choosing it, that I was a terrible teacher, a terrible example, threatened to have me fired four times, wouldn’t let me bring in the principal to help, told me that I shouldn’t even be a teacher, and demanded my silence when I tried to answer one of his questions. 

He ended the conference by saying, “It’s obvious that you could care less about these students. I cannot believe you call yourself a teacher.”

When he left, I cried. Even though it wasn’t real, it still made me feel like a failure. Those words are still ringing in my ears hours later. My heart breaks for teachers who actually have this happen to them. All I can think of is my student teaching class that I’m in right now and about how much love and effort I give them. If one of their parents said this to me, I don’t know how I wouldn’t break.

What am I supposed to do when this happens?