“I didn’t find out that I liked teaching until I was 45 years old. I was working as a graphic designer, and I volunteered to teach a group of kids from a poor region. It was part of a special program aimed at teenagers who’d dropped out of school. At first I was scared. Many of them had behavior problems. Some of them were addicted to drugs. One of them even brought a knife to class. But I discovered that I could really connect with them. Sometimes I could even reach kids that refused to talk to psychologists. I learned that I could transform someone’s life just by listening. The program only lasted six months, but it gave me such sense of satisfaction. I’ve been training for the last two years to become a real teacher. My test results just arrived and I got assigned to the school I wanted. I’m going to teach Portuguese to elementary school students.”
- jesper holding wylan when he has panic attacks remembering his father or what happened to his mother
- jesper close around him, whispering one thing at a time, one thing at a time, even if that first thing is just to breathe
- jesper’s holding wylan’s face in his hands until the sky has cleared in his eyes and his breathing is steady again
- and wylan doing the same for jesper, when the itch in his bones is unbearable and he needs to go and drown himself in bad bets right now or he’ll lose his mind
- wylan holding his shoulders and pulling him down gently, kissing jesper until his arms finally circle around wylan
- wylan distracts him in other ways too; teaching him elementary chemistry or chopsticks on the piano; giving him a canvas and an easel and paint, giving jesper a way to get it out of his system without the weight of words
- the words “i love you” never leave their lips; they dont have to. they both know its there, swimming under their skin, ready to rush out if the surface were to be scratched
- its there in the small things, though, coffee in the morning and jesper reading anything that wylan needs to be read without prompting
- wylan illustrates jesper countless times, in charcoal sketches or bold oil paints, and every time he thinks he’s done it right, captured this impossible boy, this ten types of trouble, his breath is knocked out of him when he glances up and sees the real thing. he can immortalise bits of jesper on paper and canvas but the man before him is one piece of magic that won’t be tied down
Summary: In which a football game with all of the Avengers helps you determine who’s the better Rogers.
Pairing: Steve x Reader
Word Count: 2,212
A/N: This one is especially written for the forever beautiful @beccaanne814-blog ! Becca, my love, I hope you are having an amazing day because that’s exactly what you deserve. I’m so grateful to have you in my life and I hope you enjoy this!
“Are you sure you want to do this?”
“Are you sure you want to do this?“ You counter, lips tilting up into a smirk.
“Okay.” Steve shrugs, adjusting the sleeves of the red shirt that was made especially for this occasion. “Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
“Y/N!” Tony yells from across the field. He has his arms crossed over his chest and his frown is visible even from this distance. “Stop fraternizing with the enemy!”
One of my students told me today that the airplanes in 9/11 were remote controlled and no one was on them. He said it in such a child-stubborn “i know it all” way that I wasn’t sure how to address it.
It was crazy to have him show me details in the picture that “proved” it was C4 or some other type of explosive (he listed off a few specific types). He said our government did it. It surprised me that it hurt to hear that.
It felt oddly personal that he thought 9/11 was fake. I told him, gently, that many people lost loved ones on those planes and in those towers. He then said that only one plane was remote controlled. I left our conversation open, saying I’d be interested to hear what he thought when he finished his book.
It made me think about how the internet can give equal access and publicity to both truths and conspiracies. These days, children are navigating the internet at the same age they are trying to decide whether Santa is real or not. This is even more of an issue when highly intelligent children access the internet without parental support in comprehending and discussing what they find. He reads at a very high level, but developmentally he is still only 10.
We're comparing fractions this week, and the kids need something they can physically manipulate and they've already cut and folded paper several times, so I thought we could use playdough. But I don't have any at school at the moment, so I'm making some.
I didn't realise that was in teachers' job descriptions.
I mean...I guess it's not technically. We just kind of...find ourselves doing these things.
Your job is kind of weird, isn't it?
When I stop and think about it, yeah, it really is.
varsity soccer so he has the custom backpack that says CHOI and always wears something uni-related
like seriously….. seeing him not in a some sort of three-quarter zip or sweater with the uni’s name emblazoned on it is shocking af (taemin: go away we haven’t gotten new shipment since the last time you were here which was yesterday you already own the ENTIRE store)
he also owns uni socks which he unironically wears all the time and all the different types of shot glasses (onew’s broken at least three of them but minho just whips out extras, srsly they’re never ending)
a literal walking, talking uni advertisement (key: pls let me take you shopping for something else / minho: i have other clothes / key: WHERE)
in theory he probably should work at the bookstore but he sees how much taemin hates his job and if he can just use his discount there’s no need~
was actually scouted to be a campus tour guide (literally someone came up to him and begged him to join bc he was perfect for the job) and he is ridiculously good at it
also he could walk backwards well which is why onew did not make the cut
did so much extra research about the college so that he could be prepared for any questions and also to have fun facts on hand
which also came in handy for boring his friends to submission with very dry versions of the history of each and every building and sometimes he just does it for shits and giggles
once he came into the cafe during onew’s and jong’s shift and started reciting the history of the building they were in and the origin of the coffee bean and their faces were just pure panic bc they couldn’t even RUN AWAY and they can’t even fight their costumers even though they are being GIANT JERKS (jong: i will give you two coffees out of my own pocket for you to stop / minho: awww hyung you’re so sweet pls make them ventis)
but he’s just SO enthusiastic about his school that many incoming students could attribute their decision to come here to choi minho, master tour guide
he also volunteers at after-school programs in elementary schools and the students always scramble to him when they see him coming in
helps them with their homework and reads to them and lets the lil ones tie tufts of his hair (minho: do i look pretty?? / kid: the prettiest!!)
he’s so sweet with them and they always want to climb up on his shoulders and he lets them and holds their arms out like an airplane (and so that they won’t fall) and zooms around the room
avid college sports fan
no matter what the game, you can probably hear minho cheering loudly from the bleachers
someone got this great snapshot of him with football stripes on his cheeks and yelling which was blown up to larger-than-life proportions and lives in the welcome center
arguably his proudest achievement (”look mom i made it”)
srsly the school should honestly give him free tuition for all the endorsement he does as the uni’s poster boy
when studying he’s usually locked up with onew in the library but he’s also known to always keep his notes on him so he could study during breaks at soccer practice
he always has bananas on him that he’ll totally just give to anyone who asks but it’s a lot of bananas
also never skips breakfast no matter what so he’s seen a lot sprinting to class with a piece of toast in his mouth like an anime character
Characters: reader x Steve, OC Justice Rogers, Sharon (mentioned)
Summary: Having been dating Steve seriously for a few months, the relationship is moving forward rather quickly as another holiday of sorts approaches.
Warnings: none! Fluff. Illness I guess. Eh.
Word count: 1816 (yet another failed drabble. heh.)
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A/N: So I lied a little, Part 4 isn’t the end I guess but this popped into my head so I wrote it. Also it was kind of requested by SOMEone for me to write a “birthday holiday” part attached to this fic so HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DARLING KATIE!!! ( @rogersxbarnesx ) Technically it was yesterday and I didn’t forget! I just have literally the worst timing ever. :D I really hope you like this, my dear!
Children are wonderful. Children are gifts. Children are the future…or whatever. You love kids. But kids are also germ-infested cesspools just waiting to infect unsuspecting souls like you. But that’s what you get for serving others.
Grabbing yet another tissue from your purse, you blew your nose and apologized once again to your cab driver and assured him you hadn’t touched anything. He made a disgusted face, but said nothing. These days, you normally took the train into the city, but to minimize the exposure of germs to strangers, you had taken a cab to and from work today. You had taken the past few days off due to illness, but there were a few things you just had to handle yourself.
After accomplishing the bare minimum and grabbing a few files you could work on at home, you called it a day. Your head was pounding again and the faucet that had become your nose refused to stop dripping. Approaching the house, you used a card to swipe and pay, along with a generous tip, to avoid handing contaminated cash to the poor driver. Using your sleeve, you opened the car door and headed up the steps.
I think they were asking what subjects or majors you would see the labels you have studying in school !!
thank you !!! since there wasn’t any labels specifically mentioned, i just did a few different ones. but really, any label could do any major if you want them to !! it all depends on your character’s personal interests, which may or may not reflect their label !! i found it difficult to do it for labels based on personality, as opposed to interests. such as the vixen, the connard, etc !! i honestly feel as though any label could very well be interested in completing any major, if the interest is there !! if you have any questions about why i chose the major’s i did for a particular label, feel free to ask !!! i understand that some of the reasoning might not be as easily understood without an explanation !! all of the following majors were found from the following websites: this, this, this, this. i also found a lot of major’s that i couldn’t fit into each of the labels, so if anyone wants a full masterlist of college major’s, let me know !!
the academic — education, bilingual education, early childhood education, elementary school teaching, high school teaching, middle school teaching, teacher assistant, teaching english as a second language
the activist — history, journalism, peace/conflict studies, political science, women/gender studies, philosophy, non-profit management, speech and rhetorical studies, ethnic/cultural minority and group studies, human rights,
the artisan — dance, ballet, fine/studio art, graphic design, interior design, music, arts management, english/writing, architecture, construction management, visual studies, arts and entertainment management, photography, performing arts,
the anthomaniac ( + animal lovers ) — environmental science, forest management, biology, fisheries and wildlife, marine science, pre-veterinary medicine, parks, recreation and leisure studies, animal science, oceanography,
the astrophile — astronomy, astronomy and astrophysics, atmospheric sciences and meteorology, space systems operations, physics, planetary astronomy and science, astrophysics.
the athlete — sport management, exercise science, nutrition science, rehabilitation and therapy, sports medicine, health and physical fitness, physical education teaching and coaching, sports communication.
the bellwether — apparel/textile design, fashion design, fashion merchandising, business, marketing, fashion modelling, fashion and fabric consultation, theater design and stagecraft, design and visual communications, costume design.
the benevolent — allied health, nursing, emergency management, public health, psychology, midwifery, rehabilitation and therapy, social work, long term care administration.
the bibliomaniac — english/writing, education, history, journalism, language studies, children and youth library services, library and information sciences.
the dirtbag ( + hoyden ) — automotive technology, automotive engineering technology, vehicle maintenance and repair technologies, automotive-body technology.
the ecclesiastic — religious studies, religious education, bible studies, religion and the humanities, christian studies.
the epicure — culinary arts, food science, nutritional science, food chemistry, foods, nutrition and wellness studies, restaurant and food services management, restaurant and culinary management, hotel, motel and restaurant management.
the fervour/quixotic — romance languages dual major, romance languages and the literature,
the guardian — public health, criminology, emergency management, legal studies, crimonology, law enforcement investigation and interviewing, police science, criminal justice, social work.
the gregarious — hospitality management, marketing and sales, business administration and management, psychology, human resources, public relations management, physical therapy, general management,
the hacker — video game design, web design/digital media, computer science, software engineering, computer programming, computer systems analysis.
the magnate — business/finance, hospitality management, economics, international relations, business management administration, accounting, investment and securities, human resources, international business, sales and marketing,
the muso — music management and merchandising, conducting, music teacher education, music theory and composition, music performance, music theory, jazz studies.
the netizen — video game design, web design/digital media, computer science, film/broadcast, game and interactive media design, computer graphics, graphic design, robotics technology.
the phoenix — legal studies, social work, youth services, student counselling, psychology, criminology, counseling psychology, human services, premedicine, sociology, community psychology.
the thespian — film/broadcast, cinema and media studies, film production, film studies, performing arts, drama and dance teacher education, musical theatre, theatre art, acting.
the traveler — recreation and tourism management, international studies, language studies, international relations, geography, geographical studies, global studies, international business, tourism and travel management.
the writer — creative writing, american/british/canadian literature, english, english composition, general literature, languages, classics, library and information science, comparative literature.
Today at recess, the fifth graders were playing basketball. At one point the ball rolled right to me and I took a one handed shot from the other side of the court. It sunk without even touching the rim, and those kids flipped the fuck out while I stood there dumbfounded.
It’s one of the coolest things I’ve done in a while but…. You guys, it was a fluke. I don’t sport. I never sport. Now these tiny gremlins want me to play and I’m like, “young ones, no. I am not that sort of human. I am the fragile kind. The kind who touched a sport ball once, twenty years ago and immediately knew it was not to his liking. You have the wrong idea, small humans.”
Rolanda Marshall’s life is filled with kids that aren’t her own (but are her own), long hours, lesson plans, anchor charts, and endless deadlines. Education is a learning curve and her seventh year of teaching at Wool Creek Elementary doesn’t seem to be any easier than her first, but even with the challenges a new school year brings, Rolly believes quite firmly that there isn’t a problem in the world a simple cup of coffee can’t fix.
Unless that cup of coffee comes from the young, attractive, newly-hired music teacher, and well…then you’ve got a whole new set of problems.
Elementary // a stressed-out-second-grade-teacher-attracted-to-the-new-music-teacher au, returning soon
And yes I know these get annoying but it’s important.
You are not considered part of the fandom if you:
1. Force the fandom or your ship onto others (aka be respectful like they teach you in elementary school)
2. Use the real person’s real last name in fanart, fanfictions, etc. (make up your own last names for the cartoon characters, and yes this rule applies to both smut and fluff and you cannot break this rule even if it just a drawing of cartoon Matt or somethin.)
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