teachers and centers

Overwatch Old Time Family (1)

Overwatch Old Time Family is my original AU, about Efi’s Family(Ana,Fareeha,Hana) and their Friends. It base on 1930s US.

Ana was a soldier, But now she owns her jazz club. She’s good at playing instruments so sometimes she plays.

Hana(d.va) likes to do many things. Fareeha wanted to go to college, but Hana refused.

Efi is too smart to go to elementary school But she wanted school that suit her age. She is very lovable person and the center of this AU.

Fareeha is Homicide Detective. She’s like a workaholic(cause her duty), So she can’t come home often. Other Family’s worried about her, they want her to slow down.

Satya is neighbor of Efi’s family. She’s the famous architect, But Efi’s Family didn’t know about that(They think she’s just the good neighbor..) When Ana and Hana are busy, She takes care of Efi. 

Jesse was gang before, But with Ana’s help, now he works for jazz club guard. He is very polite to Ana(maybe only Ana..).

Amélie was a ballerina with potential, But she gets into a big accident, and quits her ballet. Now she’s a dance teacher at Efi’s school. She’s one of Efi’s favorite teacher. 

Lena is a pilot, but now she teaches history in Efi’s school. She thinks she is the best friend of Amélie. She’s one of Efi’s favorite teacher. 

Sombra was like center of under-world cause she has lots of information. But now she is the bartender of the jazz club. She’s so smart she can do everything once she learns. Sometimes she teaches Efi. 

Torbjörn is the old friend of Ana. He owns his Auto repair shop. He is famous for his work. He also helps when Efi makes something, and sometimes gives her spare parts.

Orisa is a doll that Efi made herself when she was young. Efi takes Orisa every day cause Orisa is her best friend. ( + Hana wonders why Orisa’s legs are four..)

Jamison and Mako run an antique shop. Jamison tries to hit the jackpot with poker or horse racing, But always failed. (well he’s not good at gambling) Mako always busy taking care of Jamison. btw No one knows why, but he always wearing a mask. They are regulars of the jazz club.

anonymous asked:

Hiii 💓💓💓💓💓 Idon't mean to bother you, but I'm new to the fandom and I figured you were the main blogger? I think? Anyway could you recommend some art blogs that are mostly les mis centered?? Also thank you for that Ferre Teacher AU, I love it💓💓💓💓💓💓💓

Aw “main blogger”, anon ;-; ♥ Believe me, I’m way better at sharing other people’s content than my own. Bless your soul, though ♥

As for the list, I’m sure I’ll forget some people, so i’ll update it as I come across other names, so be sure to check it again in a few days ;)

(This is no way listed by order of preference, I literally salmoned my way through my “blog I follow” page)

dmitrivitch  asked:

What is meditation exactly? I just want to know if I got it right in my head.

The habit of meditation is one of the most powerful things I’ve ever learned.

Amazingly, it’s also one of the most simple habits to do — you can do it anywhere, any time, and it will always have immediate benefits.

How many habits can you say that about?

While many people think of meditation as something you might do with a teacher, in a Zen Center, it can be as simple as paying attention to your breath while sitting in your car or on the train, or while sitting at the coffee shop or in your office, or while walking or showering.

It can take just one or two minutes if you’re busy. There’s no excuse for not doing it, when you simplify the meditation habit.

Why Meditate?

Why create a small daily meditation practice? There are countless reasons, but here are some of my favorite:

  • It relieves stress and helps you to relax.
  • When you practice mindfulness, you can carry it out to everyday life.
  • Mindfulness helps you to savor life, change habits, live simply and slowly, be present in everything you do.
  • Meditation has been shown to have mental benefits, such as improved focus, happiness, memory, self-control, academic performance and more.
  • Some research on meditation has indicated that it may have other health benefits, including improved metabolism, heart rate, respiration, blood pressure and more.

Actually, some of the best benefits of meditation are hard to define — you begin to understand yourself better, for example, and form a self-awareness level you’ve never had before.

Most simply, sitting for just a few minutes of meditation is an oasis of calm and relaxation that we rarely find in our lives these days. And that, in itself, is enough.

How to Do It Daily

There are lots and lots of ways to meditate. But our concern is not to find a perfect form of meditation — it’s to form the daily habit of meditation. And so our method will be as simple as possible.

1. Commit to just 2 minutes a day. Start simply if you want the habit to stick. You can do it for 5 minutes if you feel good about it, but all you’re committing to is 2 minutes each day.

2. Pick a time and trigger. Not an exact time of day, but a general time, like morning when you wake up, or during your lunch hour. The trigger should be something you already do regularly, like drink your first cup of coffee, brush your teeth, have lunch, or arrive home from work.

3. Find a quiet spot. Sometimes early morning is best, before others in your house might be awake and making lots of noise. Others might find a spot in a park or on the beach or some other soothing setting. It really doesn’t matter where — as long as you can sit without being bothered for a few minutes. A few people walking by your park bench is fine.

4. Sit comfortably. Don’t fuss too much about how you sit, what you wear, what you sit on, etc. I personally like to sit on a pillow on the floor, with my back leaning against a wall, because I’m very inflexible. Others who can sit cross-legged comfortably might do that instead. Still others can sit on a chair or couch if sitting on the floor is uncomfortable. Zen practitioners often use a zafu, a round cushion filled with kapok or buckwheat. Don’t go out and buy one if you don’t already have one. Any cushion or pillow will do, and some people can sit on a bare floor comfortably.

5. Start with just 2 minutes. This is really important. Most people will think they can meditate for 15-30 minutes, and they can. But this is not a test of how strong you are at staying in meditation — we are trying to form a longer-lasting habit. And to do that, we want to start with just a two minutes. You’ll find it much easier to start this way, and forming a habit with a small start like this is a method much more likely to succeed. You can expand to 5-7 minutes if you can do it for 7 straight days, then 10 minutes if you can do it for 14 straight days, then 15 minutes if you can stick to it for 21 straight days, and 20 if you can do a full month.

6. Focus on your breath. As you breathe in, follow your breath in through your nostrils, then into your throat, then into your lungs and belly. Sit straight, keep your eyes open but looking at the ground and with a soft focus. If you want to close your eyes, that’s fine. As you breathe out, follow your breath out back into the world. If it helps, count … one breath in, two breath out, three breath in, four breath out … when you get to 10, start over. If you lose track, start over. If you find your mind wandering (and you will), just pay attention to your mind wandering, then bring it gently back to your breath. Repeat this process for the few minutes you meditate. You won’t be very good at it at first, most likely, but you’ll get better with practice.

And that’s it. It’s a very simple practice, but you want to do it for 2 minutes, every day, after the same trigger each day. Do this for a month and you’ll have a daily meditation habit.

Expanding Your Practice

Sitting and paying attention to your breath is really mindfulness practice. It’s a way to train yourself to focus your attention. Once you’ve practiced a bit while sitting in a quiet space, you can expand your mindfulness practice:

  • When you feel stress, take a minute to pay attention to your breath, and return your mind to the present moment.
  • Try taking a walk, and instead of thinking about things you need to do later, pay attention to your breath, your body’s sensations, the things around you.
  • When you eat, just eat, and focus your attention on the food, on your feelings as you eat, on the sensations.
  • Try a mindful tea ritual, where you focus your attention on your movements as you prepare the tea, on the tea as you smell and taste it, on your breath as you go through the ritual.
  • Wash your dishes and sweep your floor mindfully.

This, of course, is just a start. There are many ways to practice mindfulness, including with other people, while you work, and so on.

Namaste,

Forrest Curran

One of our greatest fears is experiencing the very thing that we desire …LOVE. Often this is because we unconsciously cling to an unresolved, hurtful past and do whatever we can (under the influence of fear, self-doubt and mistrust) to avoid getting hurt or rejected again. 

Questioning the past means confronting the fear of unresolved feelings that hold us in bondage to the same old stresses and repetitive overreactions.

Real life begins when we start to ‘live’ authentically from the timeless present of our Unconditioned Heart - the true source of creation.  -Anon I mus (Spiritually Anonymous)

So if indeed Luke Skywalker is “The Last Jedi” so this means that neither Kylo Ren nor Rey will be jedi.

And this means that there are plans for these two strong-in-the-force characters, beyond that.

Maybe Grey Jedi, maybe these two will balance the force together because, there cannot be light without darkness, or darkness without light, they are connected.

I mean

Originally posted by katiecorleone

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05192017

I’m struggling to stay productive this summer.

I love my teachers at our review center. It sucks that not every teacher in our school has the same energy as them. Honestly, I think I learned more in 4 days at our review center than a whole year in my actual school.

anonymous asked:

Hello, this may sound silly but i'm currently enrolled to attend Art Center next year but, upon consideration (also the fact i have no money that i've had to push my acceptance by a YEAR) and your own information, i'm thinking of dropping the school altogether and going to a cheaper option (LCAD being a better option in my option) so i was wondering if i'm being rash in this idea? I know ArtCenter has a lot of name recognition, internship, and career help, but is that worth going into dept for?

i get a lot of asks from people who ask me if they should go to art school and my answer is always just “hell no no”, so i think i will make this my master Don’t Go to Art School post.

ok here’s the bottom line: just don’t go to art school. don’t go!! don’t go to any accredited art school!! unless you have a full ride scholarship or close to it, don’t go!! literally every working professional i have met since graduating a year ago has agreed with me. we love to get together and bitch about how art school is a waste of time and money.

an education at art center will cost you about $200,000 in tuition alone. lcad isn’t much better and runs about $120,000. during my time at art center, i had a scholarship and help from my parents and i still owe $30,000 in student loans.

and honestly art center didn’t help me get the job i have today. literally all it did for me was introduce me to talented and friendly people who are willing to extend a hand to help each other out in the field. but making friends shouldn’t have to cost you $200,000 lmaooooooo.

here’s my super simple guide to getting a job in animation:

1. move to L.A. this is non-negotiable. all the studios are here. i’ve had uber drivers that have studio hookups and i’ve been offered jobs just sitting in a cafe in burbank and drawing. just existing in the epicenter of animation is an advantage.

2. welcome to L.A! it’s really hot here but i hope you enjoy it. now that you’re here, let’s not go to art school.

3. here are some much cheaper options:

http://2d.cgmasteracademy.com/

http://conceptdesignacad.com/

https://animationguild.org/about-the-guild/education/

https://www.schoolism.com/school.php

https://www.facebook.com/WillB.Weston?fref=ts (one of my old teachers from art center teaches a ton of workshops and classes all around town

and if you absolutely insist on going to some kind of 4 year college-like thing, try http://laafa.org/. it is about a quarter of the cost of art center, which is still pretty steep imo, but is just as good.

4. i’m even going to give you a cheat guide on what you should study (all of this you can find online for free btw!! just google it!! damn just try pinterest even!! or buy a book!!), based on what i studied at art center. design, composition, perspective, anatomy, color theory, costume design, light logic, visual storytelling, character design, character acting, storyboarding, prop design, background design, environment painting, style development. there ya go that’s all you need to know.

5. lock yourself in a studio apartment for 4 years and practice all the above everyday.

6. study the work of artists working in the field that you admire. do what they do, then put your own heart into it. make work relevant to the industry today. know what your goal is. like literally, having access to soooo much artwork from working professionals on a daily basis is almost like cheating.

7. http://centerstagegallery.com/csg/csg-sketch-group/ and http://www.thedrawingclub.com/ go here and draw when you have free time. make friends with other artists. join a plein air painting club, or do a workshop, or ask for a mentorship. talk to people in the field!! make friends!!

8. make really good work and put it online. everywhere. share it!! have a website! contact recruiters! contact studios you like and ask them when they have internships open!

9. go to CTN every year and bring your portfolio. sign up for portfolio reviews. bring cards with you. ask the recruiters about internships.

10. congrats u now have a pretty good chance of getting a career in animation and u didn’t spend $200,000 for it.

i may sound bitter and jaded about art school (and maybe i am……..a little…….) but honestly i’m way more excited because after a year of working in the industry and meeting people who either didn’t go to art school or went to shitty no-name schools, i am super passionate about the fact that we live in a day and age where anyone who’s willing to put the work in and discipline themselves can develop the skills to become a professional artist without going to school. art is for everyone!! not just people who can afford school! art is fun! and great! and i want everyone who is passionate about it to succeed and not let the obstacle of $$$$$ stonewall them out of a career they’ll love!

don’t go to art school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Queen (Thor Odin)

Originally posted by coleccionistadeemociones

Warnings: smut, fluff, invasion of privacy. Use protection kiddos.

Words: 1,242 (im not even sorry lmao)

A/N: I had some difficulty with my laptop so it took longer to write this than I anticipated.


The meadow was your favorite place to spend time during the spring. The smell of the flowers helped you to relax, and the scenery was a perfect contribution to your writing portfolio. You were applying for a position as a creative writings teacher at the local rec center in the fall and needed to submit a few of your stories with your application. Nobody at Stark Tower knew of your secret talent except for one person. Your boyfriend.

Thor was amazed by the way you saw things and interpreted them into words.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Mai and Zuko, L ❤️ (Please 🙏🏽)

Anyone who knew Mai could have guessed that she would have to steal her first kiss. Her family’s unreasonable expectations had forced her to operate in the shadows, to act without speaking, to strike and retreat before anyone even knew she was there. Life in the Fire Nation capital was cruel to those who showed vulnerability, pushing displays of love into the shadows. And, of course, she hung out with Azula, whose more feral instincts were easily triggered by displays of weakness.

No, it didn’t surprise Zuko that Mai had chosen to steal her first kiss.

What surprised him was that he was the one who was robbed, and how much she risked for it.

Azula was being declared a Master Firebender, and Father was holding a ceremony so that the elite of the capital would acknowledge her accomplishment. Zuko would have rather been practicing his own Firebending, but as a member of the Royal Family he had to appear in support of her. Father and the Royal Firebending Teachers stood in the center of the Coronation Temple’s front steps, while Ty Lee, Mai, and finally Zuko were lined up together on the side in their finest clothes. The guests were gathered thickly in the plaza, faces eager and happy.

Zuko had wished, standing up there, that people would look at him that way, someday. Mother used to, but she had been gone for years by then. Zuko had hidden what he was feeling, though, and tried to project regal grace despite the boiling summer sun and boots that were too small on his feet.

Then Azula made her appearance on the far side of the plaza. The crowd turned to look at her, and before beginning her procession up to the temple, she bowed towards Father.

In that instant, Azula’s eyes were on the ground and everyone else’s were on her.

That’s when Mai leaned over and pressed her lips against Zuko’s for a moment before she snapped back into place with no expression on her face.

It had happened so quickly that Zuko wasn’t sure it was real.

Then he became aware of the lingering warmth on his lips, and he realized he had just received his first kiss.

Azula had walked through the crowd and up the temple steps. She was anointed and declared a Master, and Father made a speech about how much honor Azula had brought to the family and nation. The crowd had cheered their princess.

Through it all, Zuko could only think about Mai’s lips, and he stared at her out of the corner of his eye.

She might have been smiling, although it was hard to be sure.

But Zuko had been certain that she was feeling quite pleased with stealing a kiss from everyone in that plaza, and most especially from Zuko.

It was a long time before he was able to return the favor in Ba Sing Se, but by then he knew how to find her smile.

END

akaritakutranslations  asked:

For shipping thing: mike and nanaba?

[send me one of my ships]

who’s the werewolf and who’s the hunter:

GOD I CAN’T DECIDE. Either way would tell a completely different story. Nanaba being turned at a young age and then being treated poorly by her family until during one transformation she breaks away and possibly wreaks some serious havoc, or even kills someone/something (and feels incredibly guilty about it and that she deserved the way she was treated because look at the horrible stuff she’s capable of). She goes into hiding and is eventually found by Mike who is looking into a rumor about a werewolf. She’s a terrible liar and he knows she knows something but she tries to get rid of him… Obviously for Plot Reasons this doesn’t happen.

Or maybe Mike’s the werewolf who was turned as a teenager and hates what he is but copes with it the best way he can. Nanaba, having run away from a bad home situation, finds him after a transformation goes not as planned and takes care of him…

who’s the mermaid and who’s the fisherman:

Mike in a fishing hat…… I mean um… Nanaba would be an interesting mermaid I think. However, Nanaba as a regular person and Mike as a merman would probably be a better story. Maybe Mike used to be a fisherman himself and something went terribly wrong and he’s been cursed to live like this. He explores a lot because what else is he gonna do, and finds life exceedingly dull…and at the edge of a poor fishing village, near a cave partially hidden against the craggy side of a cliff, he finds Nanaba. Or maybe…she finds him.

who’s the barista and who’s the coffee addict:

Nanaba is definitely the tired barista… Give her a break…a pay raise… A better place to live… Mike is the kind of weirdly cute giant guy who comes in semi-regularly that she’d never ever even dream of flirting with but quietly sort of has a crush on. She likes that he’s predictable and always gets the same thing…

who’s the professor and who’s the TA:

Due to age difference alone Nanaba’s more likely to be the TA but I don’t really see Mike in a college setting, so… Pass.

who’s the knight and who’s the prince(ss):

God… Mike is a very awkward prince who is fortunate enough to have parents that are still alive as hell because he’s just not very good at anything he’s supposed to be very good at. Nanaba not a regular knight but a hired sword and she’s not that good but when the royal family goes on a trip somewhere they need all the extra guards they can get. She might have lied about her gender to get in but it’s not like anyone will find out…right? And besides, it was the first real opportunity she had to get away from her father. Too bad the job won’t last, but she’ll deal with that when the time comes. Maybe there will be enough money for her to go far away and…and…do something…else? Or maybe the royal procession is attacked as they make their way through a mountain pass…

who’s the teacher and who’s the single parent:

As cute as teacher!Mike would be I can’t really see him being a teacher–it requires being the center of attention too much. So Nanaba is the teacher and Mike is the single parent… who looks incredibly silly squished up in a chair meant for the children in Nana’s second-grade class…

who’s the writer and who’s the editor:

N/A, this doesn’t fit. I can easily see Nanaba as either a writer or an editor (especially an editor), but I can’t see Mike doing either of these things. @trash-god and I discussed an AU where Nanaba was an editor and moved in next door to Mike who was um…a carpenter, which she drew here. Yeah.

anonymous asked:

Top 5 fav studios and why?

ocpaa- honestly all of their routines are so fun and entertaining!! they seem like they create a great environment for the kids, & I love how much jazz they do!!

club- they train their dancers really well, especially in ballet which I always appreciate. I like how they’ve been doing more hip hop, and I’m just a big fan of a lot of their dancers, and the style they seem to focus on. I think it speaks volumes that they have so many amazing dancers, not just a select few.

yyc- kinda the same as club for me. I think they have a similar style, as well as training their dancers very well tehnically!! And overall I’m a huge fan of their routines, they’re always super clean.

jpd- honestly jpd has the coolest props, concepts and storylines for dances!!! you can tell they always put 110% into all of their dances, and they seem like a very loving studio. The passion literally oozes out of their dancers and teachers

the rock center for dance- I can confidently say I’ve enjoyed basically all of their contemporary routines, even the slow, instrumental ones! I love one of their main choreographers (Quinn) and how much ballet they do! They produce so many strong dancers, and I’m so happy they’re getting more recognition this season

anonymous asked:

Hello! I saw that there are some hidden letters on Mutsuki's cover on the shooting target. I was wondering your thoughts about it, like what does it say and what does it mean? Thank you for reading this ask!

I’m pretty sure somebody else figured out that they said Lektor. [x]

Nikki @kingkishou wrote up a good summary of what was otherwise a japanese fandom tweet. 

Also the hannibal lector of this series is obviously Donato. It could be important that  Mutsuki besides Urie is the only one of the Q’s that’s ever encountered Donato before this arc.

Maybe it means Donato is coming to visit and deliver one of his much needed wakeup calls. 

That’s just speculation on my point though, since Lektor means ‘teacher’ it could just mean that Mutsuki’s sights are targeted on his teacher Sasaki. The words are centered on the target of a bulls eye after all. 

Welcome to the next installment of How to Succeed in Stuff Without Really Trying (English and History Editions). Like always the “without really trying” part is kind of a disclaimer, but here’s some helpful tricks for math.

1. Do Your Homework

I know it’s a crazy idea, but you would not believe the amount of people I know who constantly make their math homework the lowest priority. If you teacher does assign homework, it’s like a test after every class. You can tell exactly what you got in their teaching and what fell through the cracks. If there’s something you don’t understand from the homework, you can get extra attention in that area then find more practice with that specific problem type. Homework allows you to apply what you just learned by yourself. Bottom line: do the homework; it can only help you.

2. Practice

Practice, practice, then practice again. You know that what you learn in class is going to be on your exam in some way, and sharpening your skills will only make you better. Personally, I like to do the homework first and gauge where I’m at. Then I go back through my textbook and find more practice for the problems I was a little shaky on. Also teachers are notorious for taking problems from the book (or similar ones at least) and putting them on the test, so you’ll know how to tackle that problem when you see it.

3. Memorize What You Need To In Advance

I just finished with trig and definitely saw first hand the affects of memorization techniques. Memorizing a formula the night before the test or 5 minutes before the test is not too effective, especially long-term. Studying formulas along the way, while no one wants to do it, is the best way to ingrain them into your memory. Also studying them over a longer period of time will help you when you have to come up with that formula several weeks or months later on a test, final, or in any problem you’re doing. Lastly, the more practice problems you do, the more often you will be forced to recall and use formulas you learned.

4. Find a Soundtrack

One of the reasons I enjoy doing math is because I don’t have to read much, which allows me to listen to whatever music I want to without being distracted like I would be reading a book, history studying, etc. What you listen to varies significantly from person to person (like some people can deal with lyrics and others can’t). Find something you like to listen to, whether it’s the same as what you normally listen to or something new; I think music helps math seem less boring. If you’re one of those people who don’t like lyrical music, I recommend violin or other classic instrument covers (Vitamin String Quartet is my fave), also video game soundtracks are designed to make you focus so check those out too.

5. Use Your Resources

This goes hand and hand with practicing, finding supplemental material to review. Finding extra practice problems to watching helpful videos especially helps me gain a further understanding and be more prepared for the exam. Also joining study groups (both in real life and online) is super helpful to get another perspective to solving difficult problems.

6. Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

Math is cumulative, so odds are something you are doing now that you don’t understand is gonna come back. Therefore, its super important to ask for help when you’re stuck or don’t understand something. I would first recommend asking you teacher if possible because they have the most familiarity with the subject. If can’t/don’t want to ask your teacher, visit your school’s tutoring center if possible.

anonymous asked:

I'm writing a mystery that takes place in a small town. A guy murders someone and I want it to be because of something to do with his business or something he owns and a secret he doesn't want to get out. Do you have any ideas of what business it could be about and any information on people owning business. - kail

Thanks for your question, love!  This is a pretty general question, since every kind of business is different depending on the product, value, employment system, individual- or chain-ownership, demographic, etc.  Without knowing what kind of business your character owns, I really can’t help you much.  Every business model is different.

I will say that unless your character is just really mentally unstable, murdering someone will have to be over a huge deal – some secret that would cause huge backlash and/or possibly ruin his life.  My mind automatically goes to businesses involving other people’s money – investment, start-up businesses, banks/loans, etc.  It could also be a matter of morality.  For people whose business is staked on personal character (therapists, pastors/church administration, life coach), being caught in any kind of inappropriate behavior can be detrimental to their business.  This goes double for people working with children (doctors, teachers, daycare centers, children’s entertainment ((like Chuck E. Cheese, for example)).

Anyway, you’ll have to have a general idea of the business (and secret) before I can help you very much.  I’m sorry I couldn’t be more helpful </3  Be sure to send me more information if you can!


If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask me!

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Amazing!

anonymous asked:

Congrats on the CDA!! What is it?

Thank you! CDA stands for Child Development Associate. It’s pretty much the most basic form of childcare certification in the US, but it means that I can be a lead teacher in a childcare center instead of just an assistant 😊