Thanks you guys for saying such nice things about the table I’m painting. I’d been feeling kinda lost with my art, and it really makes me smile that you guys liked my original stuff so much. Much love for you all
This is off topic for my blog, but I wanted to discuss something kinda important that is related to my current job, & that might be helpful to incoming JETs.
Basically; I want to talk about your students and the Internet.
As a teacher, even if you’re just an assistant teacher, parents are trusting you with their children’s well being and care. They’re trusting you to treat your students (their children) equally, to help them learn and grow, to encourage good behaviour, to reward their achievements, to ensure always that your class room is a safe, welcoming, & encouraging learning environment.
Teaching kids is a fantastic experience; you have little moments every day where your students surprise, delight, upset, disappoint, amaze, confuse, bemuse, and surpass you.
I don’t blame you for wanting to share those moments. They can seem like such a big part of your life, and it’s something you want to tell your friends and family about. Something that you want to write about on your blog.
I just want to warn you to be careful about doing that.
Please, always ask permission from your school to take photos of your students, and be completely honest about your intended use for those photos. Don’t post their photos anywhere online without asking for permission.
Also, be just as cautious about using students names, use a pseudonym if you need to use a name. (It’s probably also wise to be cautious about sharing coworkers names also)
Try not to share photos of student’s work. I know it seems like your student’s answer to a question was utterly hilarious; but things can go viral.
Ask yourself when you’re posting things about students “would I have been okay with my high school teacher blogging my school work/photos/name?”
Something we often forget is that everything we post online contributes to our digital footprints. This isn’t a bad thing, but it isn’t always positive. When you post about your students, you are also contributing to their digital footprint. And I just hope you’ll be doing so with their consent, and with their best interests at heart.(And congrats on getting into the program; good luck this year!)
oldnewsoldnews asked: Taylor Swift 19 :D
there isnt a 19; but 14 looks like it says 19, so i went with that one.
primaniallgirl asked: ~not a character but could you maybe do niall in 4 please??? x
(also requested by eleadick)
shezza-homie asked: Harry Styles + 11 :)