Geeking Out With Misty Copeland’s First Ballet Teacher On The Bigness Of Today

Tuesday morning, the American Ballet Theatre stopped delaying the inevitable and finally appointed Misty Copeland a principal ballerina. The first black principal in ABT’s 75-year history, Copeland is also a bonafide cultural icon – a Time cover star with more than a half a million followers on Instagram. As Copeland’s famously varied fanscould tell you, the 32-year-old is a true anomaly: neither white nor lanky, but blessed with a physically extraordinary body deemed by short-sighted gatekeepers early in her career as unfit for ballet.

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I Do, We Do, You Do
Learn about the I Do, We Do, You Do modeling strategy. This strategy works in any learning environment. Video demonstrates its use in a special ed ELL classroom.

My mathematics class talked a lot about this strategy and I found it to be really useful.

I Do: First the teacher models the activity. 

We Do: Then students and teacher practice the strategy together doing an activity.

You Do: The students do the activity applying the strategy alone.

Other great videos on this topic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E08qf20yGv8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gleNo8dqHb8


Do you ever use this strategy?

Me Every Day
  • A family member:I remember-
  • Me:THINKING, ARE WE OUT OF THE WOODS YET
  • A friend:Hey,h-
  • Me:HEY HEY HEY JUST THINK WHILE YOU'VE BEEN GETTING DOWN AND OUT ABOUT THE LIARS AND THE DIRTY DIRTY CHEATS OF THE WORLD, YOU COULD'VE BEEN GETTING DOWN TO THIS SICK BEAT
  • Ice skating teacher:The air's kinda cold, don't you thin-
  • Me:THE AIR WAS COLD, BUT SOMETHING BOUT IT FELT LIKE HOME SOMEHOW AND I . . .
  • Mom:You never-
  • Me:DID GIVE A DAMN THING HONEY BUT I CRIED, CRIED FOR YOU
  • Kindergarten teacher:Once upon a time-
  • Me:ONCE UPON A TIME,A FEW MISTAKE AGO
  • Everyone:We're not friends anymore. You never listen and-
  • Me:I'M ALONE, ON MY OWN, AND THAT'S ALL I KNOW.
TC Imagine

“Honey!”, you shout. “Look what I’ve found!”, holding your old diary in your hands, an article sticking out of it on one of the last pages.
(TC/N) enters your room and nearly trips over one of the many moving boxes your room is filled with.
You clear your throat and start to read: “Teacher ((TC/A)) claims to be in love with one of his students! I wouldn’t have thought he’d be like this, a collegue of the mentioned teacher states, shaking his head when we interview him. It’s a wave of shock and insecurity going through the school as a teacher asks for being displaced to another school, so he could finally be with the student he fell in love with. After some investigations that showed that he didn’t do anything illegal to her (so far), his wish was getting fulfilled and only a few months later the student showed up at a school concert with her former teacher being her plus one. We couldn’t save ourselves from all the looks we gained, the student, 16, claims. But we knew that it wouldn’t be easy. My mother still refuses to sit on the same table with him. But I am of legal age in this country, so she can’t forbid my love to (TC/N) and our relationship. Especially because he did everything to make it legal before we came close…”
“Oh, (Y/N), you kept that awful article?”, (TC/N) asks unbelieving and softly taked the article out of your hands to examine it closely.
“Of course I did.”, you answer and pack your diary into the open moving box in front of you.
“It’s incredible..”, (TC/N) says lost in thought.
“I know, right?”
You are 18 and a half today, recently graduated and the both of you decided to move in together. In another city where not every student know about (TC/N)’s background with you and is afraid of being molested by him. Which is total rubbish. Because he loves you. For more than 2 and a half years.
“Who would have thought we would make it - despite everything everyone says…”, (TC/N) says looking at you.
“I did”, you smile standing up to give him a short kiss. As you back down, he grabs you by your waist to keep you close.
“I love you”, he whispers, looking deep into your eyes. You always couldn’t resist these eyes.
“I love you, too”, you whisper back and kiss him another time.
“But now, help me to pack my things. I finally want to say that I live together with the love of my life.”

(TC/A) - TC’s Age

I have the best chemistry teacher

Not only does he make sure to mention people of non-binary and transgender wherever possible, but he also makes great analogies linked with great advice which I feel I should share with you.

Isotopes can be explained as “it is the inside that matters, not the mass”
He then continued for 5 minutes with “you need to detach yourself from your weight or appearance because it doesn’t matter, especially at your age.” Basically telling us to love and take care of ourselves.

I just felt I should share this with you in case you needed it. I did. This advice goes out to you, from an amazing chemistry teacher.

Dad, The Superhero

Summary: Billy describes his dad, Phil, as a superhero. Phil is a fire fighter who gets a late call to work and is late picking up his son. Dan is Billy’s kindergarten teacher who gets stuck with him after school because Phil is late, and he’s surprised when he learns the reason why Phil was late.

Genre: AU, Fluff

Word Count: 1,615

Beta: Of course, thank you again to the wonderful japan-phan :D

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