students free

once my private instructor actually said to me “don’t let poor students play oboe or bassoon. They’ll never be any good because they won’t be able to afford reeds, lessons, or good instruments, and you’ll be wasting your time even if they can pay you for lessons.”

so I’ve made a point to give my students handmade reeds for free and I loan them books that I buy and I will never call a poor student a waste of my time because they are not.

Made a set of simple printables, because I was missing some things before the start of the school year. 






I’ve been waiting a long time for a major political party in Canada to push for free university tuition & debt relief. Glad to finally see some movement in this direction from the NDP.

Student debt, while not quite as severe as in the USA, is a serious problem for my generation. I’m almost $30,000 in debt, and that’s likely going to rise before I graduate.

Classical instrument asks!

1. What is your instrument’s full name?
2. When did you get your instrument?
3. What brand and model is it?
4. Is it a he, she, or somewhere in between?
5. What made you choose that instrument?
6. Favourite thing about your instrument?
7. Least favourite thing about your instrument?
8. What accent would your instrument have if it could talk?
9. Three adjectives to describe your instrument’s personality.
10. What classical song best describes your instrument?
11. What non classical song best describes your instrument?
12. Finish this sentence: “my instrument and I are like______”
13. Why did you name your instrument that?
14. What is your instrument’s aesthetic?
15. If your instrument could go shopping at the mall, where would it shop?
16. What musical era best suits your instrument?
17. What is the most damage that has been done to your instrument?
18. Write a letter to your instrument!
19. If your instrument was a character on “The Office”, who would they be?
20. What similarities do you and your instrument share?

Evidence for Shiro being an instructor at the Garrison

  • Lance calls him a “senior officer” once.
  • Keith refers to Shiro as “sir” (though rarely).
  • He wears a different uniform from the paladins.
  • He quickly takes a leadership role in Voltron.

Evidence against Shiro being an instructor at the Garrison

  • He does not have to be a non-student to participate in the Kerberos mission, seeing as Matt wears a student uniform.
  • If Matt had been in Shiro’s place wouldn’t he have taken a leadership role too, even though he’s a student?
  • Keith and Shiro know each other “very well” and are sort of “touchy” (the shoulder thing, playful shove) which isn’t typical of most student-teacher relationships.
  • Keith said Shiro was “like a brother” (a weird thing to say about a teacher).
  • Hunk did not know who Shiro was and the other paladins only knew him vaguely.
  • The title of “senior officer” is especially dubious, it has multiple meanings and we can’t be sure what VLD implies. The most we can safely take from it is that Shiro is a higher rank than “cadet” like the paladins - not necessarily their teacher.
  • The paladins refer to Shiro using his first name and a nickname (in Japanese standards) but refer to teachers using their second name (”Professor Montgomery”, “Iverson”) suggesting a degree of informality despite not knowing Shiro well.
  • Shiro is only “slightly older” than the paladins.
  • One interview before VLD was released referred to Shiro as a “student [from their class]”
  • The paladins have never mentioned that Shiro was an instructor.

anonymous asked:

Student 1: "Are you sure you like girls? Are you sure it's not just a phase?" Student 2: "No I'm not sure. It's a Thursday and I'm not sure of anything on Thursdays. Only fools who want to get taken are sure on Thursdays. It's why not a single professor will schedule an exam on Thursdays. So, are you sure you want to ask that question?"

oh thursdays we wear c r u s h i n g  u n c e r t a i n t y


Growing up, Viola Davis depended on the school lunch program the GOP wants to gut

  • For Viola Davis, who won best supporting actress at the Oscars on Sunday, free school lunches were a lifeline that helped her through a tough childhood.
  • “Most of the time, the school lunch was the only meal I had,” Davis told AARP magazine in 2015. “I would befriend kids whose mothers cooked three meals a day and go to their homes when I could.”
  • If Davis attended U.S. schools today, there’s no guarantee she’d benefit from the same anti-hunger programs.
  • Republicans hope to slash the budget of school meal programs, meaning fewer students would get free or subsidized meals, PBS reported. Read more (2/27/17 2:44 PM)

I feel bad for anyone that hasn’t seen the ending of the trivia murder party lets play


Claremont McKenna students may not graduate after protesting right wing Heather Mac Donald

  • Four students at one prestigious liberal arts school may not graduate because of their protest of conservative writer Heather Mac Donald.
  • Mac Donald believes that racial bias in the criminal justice system is a myth that puts police officers’ lives in danger.
  • On April 6, Mac Donald gave a speech at Claremont McKenna College, which is located roughly 40 minutes east of Los Angeles. 
  • She was met by a group of 250 students from CMC and neighboring colleges. The protesters chanted slogans of “Black Lives Matter” and eventually shut down the talk. 
  • Students involved in the protest now say that the school’s administration is threatening to prevent them from walking at graduation on May 13 and withholding their transcripts for violating the school’s code of conduct. Read more (5/11/17)