teaching is hard

Why I avoid teaching Russian as a foreign language

Explaining phonetics like:

Exercise 7                                                                                            
Choose symptoms and diagnosis and tell what patient must not do. Create dialogue with a doctor like this:

– I have constant headache.
– You must stop learning Russian.


“we shall select the most beautiful of young men and teach them morality and how to enjoy the arts. we shall train them to be great men of Silla - Hwarang.”


(the background is transparent woohoo)


I taught my last 2 seminars of the year this week 😁 I’m glad my workload is reduced, but I’ve actually quite enjoyed teaching the groups! And since this was the last time I’ll see them, it was time for feedback forms. I was pretty nervous about them but they were all really nice 😄 I had a couple of suggestions for things to do differently which is to be expected, but everyone seemed happy overall! I even got one “best mathematical seminar experience” comment! I’m really proud of myself because I was so nervous to start teaching, it was really hard to begin with, but it’s getting easier now 😊

a scribble since i bought clip a few days ago and i’m messing around with using tones and also sucking at it

these are separate unrelated sketches but it almost looks like i did a bodyswap or something… i wanted to draw what i consider uncommon expressions for both of them. i realized i draw england smirking or etc a lot in my pics but i also think that for him to have a genuine, wholly unburdened smile is actually pretty rare and it’s only really seen in special situations. england’s real smile is like the shiny pkmn of hetalia i guess lmfao

moral 5-yr-olds
  • boy1: i'm squishing up my baby bumblebee, won't my mommy be so proud of me . . . i wish she wouldn't be so proud of me. squishing up a BABY bumblebee . . . JUST A BABY!
  • boy2: she would not be proud of you
  • boy1: no she would be disappointed

“Studying is hard and boring. Teaching is hard and boring. So, what you’re telling me is to be bored, and then bored, and finally bored again, but this time for the rest of my life? This whole stupid country is bored! There’s no life in it, or color, or fun! It’s probably just as well the Russians are going to drop a nuclear bomb on us any day now. So my choice is to do something hard and boring, or to marry my… Jew, and go to Paris and Rome and listen to jazz, and read, and eat good food in nice restaurants, and have fun! It’s not enough to educate us anymore Ms. Walters. You’ve got to tell us why you’re doing it.” 

An Education (2009)


fangirl challenge [4/10 television shows]: Boy Meets World

“You’re gonna mistakes, you’re gonna make good friends and Mr. Feeny will probably teach you every grade you’re ever in. And maybe you’ll meet a woman as wonderful as Topanga, how’d you like that? And maybe you’ll make a friend like Shawn. But when you’re not a little boy anymore, when the world taught you how to be this man, you know, you’re still gonna make mistakes. But your family and your friends that you made along the way are gonna help you. Even thought it’ll seem like the world’s going out of it’s way to teach you these hard lessons, you’re gonna realize that it’s the same world that’s giving you your family and your friends, you know? And you’re gonna come to believe to believe that the world’s gonna protect you too. Boy Meets World. Now I get it.“

Say What?

(Our party has a night free to roam the expansive and bustling nightlife of a new city. Our warlock, is itching to party, preferably to go out dancing at the local taverns. Our paladin bard, is always game for a party while the ranger–self-conscious introvert and resident sulking teenager–just wants to lie low. The ranger relents and agrees to go to a tavern, but has no intention of dancing. The sign for the first tavern they come to is in Elvish)

Warlock:  I can’t fuckin’ read it.
Ranger:  I can! It says “The Jester’s Flagon”.

Warlock:  Why is everything in Elvish or Dwarvish today?

Ranger: *shrug* ‘Cause it’s popular.

Paladin: You need to be more worldly.

Ranger: I can teach you…it’s not hard.

Warlock: I have a deal – you teach me Elvish, and I’ll teach you to dance.

Ranger: You can be illiterate for all I care.


Throwback to before Jimin sold his jams

to jungkook 

Emotions Are not meant to Control You~ but to Be Felt and Released. Emotional Health lies in Simply Allowing the Space for them to Move Through You. Notice the Sensations and as you do~ Allow Them to Soften You. Difficult Ones Teach You Where you are Hard. We Have A Choice~ In A Hard World to Be just like it or Offer The Presence of a Soft Alternative♥~