slimegalaxy:

I just discovered the term “spectrumslide” as an alternative to the term “genderbend” and I REALLY think people should start using it and loving it as much as I do. It takes into account both the gender and sex spectrums, so not only is it not transphobic, it also is a lot more interesting and fun to experiment with.

(via cloudnoodle)

greek mythology + personality types

basically the figure from greek mythology that i think fits in best with each personality type! (find out yours here)

infp (healer) - cassandra

enfp (champion) - achilles

enfj (teacher) - chiron

infj (counselor) - patroclus

estj (supervisor) - hephastaeus 

istj (inspector) - atalanta

esfj (providor) - zeus

isfj (protector) - hestia

estp (promoter) - atë

istp (crafter) - artemis

esfp (performer) - apollo

isfp (composer) - dionysus

entj (field marshal) - odysseus

intj (mastermind) - athena

entp (inventor) - hermes

intp (architect) - muses

thank god for ONCE the entj is actually an entj and also not a villain

even if odysseus is still kind of a dick… but hey greek myths

(via reynaarellapple)

jenniferrpovey:

alexofeddis:

thescienceoffandom:

Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)
Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

Awesome explanation.
jenniferrpovey:

alexofeddis:

thescienceoffandom:

Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)
Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

Awesome explanation.
jenniferrpovey:

alexofeddis:

thescienceoffandom:

Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)
Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

Awesome explanation.
jenniferrpovey:

alexofeddis:

thescienceoffandom:

Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)
Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

Awesome explanation.
jenniferrpovey:

alexofeddis:

thescienceoffandom:

Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)
Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

Awesome explanation.
jenniferrpovey:

alexofeddis:

thescienceoffandom:

Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)
Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

Awesome explanation.
jenniferrpovey:

alexofeddis:

thescienceoffandom:

Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)
Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

Awesome explanation.

jenniferrpovey:

alexofeddis:

thescienceoffandom:

Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)

Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

Awesome explanation.

(via morgauseoforkney)

publius-esquire:

All I want is a thorough historical analysis about how each of the Founding Fathers viewed masculinity and failed to live up to the gender expectations of their day: Washington failing to have children; Jefferson choosing not to remarry; Madison’s smallness, waiting forever to get married, and then childlessness; Hamilton’s infidelity and femininity; Adams being unable to keep his sons from crashing; Franklin producing a child out of wedlock and his notorious womanizing.

loinsofdoom:

petitedeath:

bonerfart:

soaply:

*upper middle class fucker voice* But you have [one nice thing] so how are you poor 

image

never forget, that this is a real screen shot.

WTF

this is such a terrible example even beyond cell phones, new shoes, etc, because I have had a fridge my entire life and my family NEVER SPEND A DIME BUYING A FRIDGE

they come in almost every apartment as part of the rent like wtef

(via paulstead)

beatonna:

itscolossal:

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

lovely
beatonna:

itscolossal:

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

lovely
beatonna:

itscolossal:

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

lovely
beatonna:

itscolossal:

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

lovely

Got to Tell a Six-Minute Version of Dame Ragnelle Today

it was pretty rad

the students (those who didn’t know it already) did noooot see it coming

also I hammed up a dramatic portrayal of old-lady Ragnelle

and when I said she was the most beautiful woman Gawain had seen, one kid raised his hand and asked, “Wait but like, prettier than Lady Bertilak?”

thanks guys my job here is done

*exit stage left*

arsvallis:

rosaluxmemeburg:

fawnflight:

”I hate capitalism.” typed the communist individual on their MacBook Pro, a product that is a result of capitalism.

”I hate feudalism.” wrote the burgher with their printing press, a product that is a result of feudalism.

"there is only one G*d" said the early christians as they traveled through roman roads, a product of a pagan empire.

wait hold up how is the printing press a product of feudalism

it is a product of artisans and the trade routes with China and a shortage of monks thanks to the Plague

gdi tumblr

(via paulstead)

Adam and Eve were the first people to agree to the Apple terms and conditions without reading them.

(via paulstead)

magicmattie:

cuddlytogas:

magicmattie:

moana-li:

espill:

Okay people, I wanna know how u do ur dishes. Like, when you wash them in the sink how do you wash them? Because the what most British people do it is different to how we do it in Spain. Like, I didn’t even know there were different ways of washing up the dishes but there are and I personally ME I…

THIS THIS THIS THIS

OMG

I’m French as are my parents, and the way they brought me up to do the dishes was to rinse them, usually turn off the water, scrub them with une soapy éponge, then wash the plates UNTIL THERE IS NO MORE SOAP LEFT ON THE PLATES, then put them on the rack to dry.

I got to cooking classes at school, and the teacher told us to fill the sink with soapy water, then scrub the dishes in the sink, AND DIDN’T TELL ANYONE TO RINSE THEM AFTERWARDS. Like, you just scrubbed the dishes with soapy and dirty water and DIDN’T RINSE THEM. She would get really angry with me when I didn’t wash them her way.

Fast forward 10 years and I’m living with a bunch of mainly British English people. TO MY HORROR, they were using a plastic tub inside the sink to scrub plates in. Which meant that the tub collected dirty water inside it AND on the bottom of it as people would not check the underside and the sink hole that it was covering, resulting in accumulations of disgusting mouldy food leftovers. Needless to say, after one week I stole the tub and hid it. The sink is much cleaner now. However, I have not been able to reform my housemates’ habit of scrubbing the plates with a soapy sponge and then putting them on the rack to dry. Which means the soap dries onto the plates. WHICH MEANS WE ARE EATING SOAP.

Phew……. finit l’engeulade. But seriously. Even my Russian-Lithuanian partner was horrified at the tub and soap-coating situation. I think it must be an English/ British thing.

When I was eight and helping wash the dishes, I made up a series of Public Awareness Campaigns against leftover dish soap. I didn’t have a camera (hello nineties) so they were all just in my head, but I did spend ages placing the dangerous poisonous treacherous soapy glass in among the clean ones and narrating “Would you let your children drink CHEMICALS?” in a solemn voice.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i get very intense about washing dishes, and the same thing happened to me — when we got a new food tech teacher in yr 10 or so (plus an awesome renovation to the gross old kitchens), she taught us to wash up by just scrubbing in soapy water and leaving them to dry???? which is wrong sO WRONG, YOU’RE JUST GONNA GET DRY SOAP ON EVERYTHING?????? rinse with water, TURN OFF WATER (i don’t care if the drought is over, you turn off the FUCKING WATER if you’re cleaning a lot of stuff at once), scrub with a soapy sponge, then either set it all aside and rinse in one go or if there’s a second sink handy, fill that with clean water and rinse in that

Need to add: on the ship, where water conservation was crucial,we had two sinks. For washing up one sink had a plastic tub filled with hot soap water, and the other sink had a plastic tub filled with cold clean water. You scrubbed in the first one, then rinsed in the second. Then when all the dishes were done you could give some of them a second rinse with more clean water, but usually you’d just wipe and stow.

But, you know, that’s on a ship. There were worse things to worry about than dried soap on your dishes.

So when I worked in restaurants, the health code required two sinks: you let dishes soak in the soapy water in one (yes, it gets dirty, and then you DRAIN AND REFILL the water, duh) and then remove them to scrub and rinse in the other sink.

I’ve rarely lived in a two-sink apartment so I usually soak things in the pot or whatev with super-soak and then rinse away what I can, turn off water, scrub scrub everything, and then hot water rinse.

Not rinsing off the soap is mind-boggling and I had no idea anyone did that, ever.

vovat:

micdotcom:

Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 
As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 
So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”
The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 


And people say moderate Muslims aren’t speaking out against the extremists. Except they totally ARE.
vovat:

micdotcom:

Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 
As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 
So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”
The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 


And people say moderate Muslims aren’t speaking out against the extremists. Except they totally ARE.
vovat:

micdotcom:

Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 
As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 
So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”
The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 


And people say moderate Muslims aren’t speaking out against the extremists. Except they totally ARE.
vovat:

micdotcom:

Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 
As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 
So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”
The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 


And people say moderate Muslims aren’t speaking out against the extremists. Except they totally ARE.
vovat:

micdotcom:

Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 
As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 
So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”
The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 


And people say moderate Muslims aren’t speaking out against the extremists. Except they totally ARE.
vovat:

micdotcom:

Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 
As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 
So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”
The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 


And people say moderate Muslims aren’t speaking out against the extremists. Except they totally ARE.
vovat:

micdotcom:

Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 
As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 
So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”
The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 


And people say moderate Muslims aren’t speaking out against the extremists. Except they totally ARE.
vovat:

micdotcom:

Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 
As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 
So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”
The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 


And people say moderate Muslims aren’t speaking out against the extremists. Except they totally ARE.
vovat:

micdotcom:

Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 
As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 
So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”
The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 


And people say moderate Muslims aren’t speaking out against the extremists. Except they totally ARE.
vovat:

micdotcom:

Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 
As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 
So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”
The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 


And people say moderate Muslims aren’t speaking out against the extremists. Except they totally ARE.

vovat:

micdotcom:

Young British Muslims tell the Islamic State: #NotInMyName

There’s a new trend taking over the social media pages of young British Muslims, and it’s targeted right at the Islamic State. 

As Mic has previously reported, there’s something troubling about calling this terrorist group the “Islamic State,” since they do not accurately represent Islam or Islamic beliefs, but a twisted and perverted interpretation of the global religion. 

So to combat this, young activists, led by Britain’s Active Change charity, are telling the terrorists to stop acting under the banner of Islam by circulating the hashtag #NotInMyName and calling out the group for “hiding behind a false Islam.”

The message is clear | Follow micdotcom 

And people say moderate Muslims aren’t speaking out against the extremists. Except they totally ARE.

(via gabbiebii)

Q

Anonymous asked:

list ten Italian cities? i honestly can't, and neither can most of the people i know. it's sad how little we know of the world beyond the borders of the country we live in

A

gabbiebii:

italiansreclaimingitaly:

I wanted to write “five” at first, but then I thought it would have been just the usual classics, so I tried with more. As you said, it’s sad how little we know of the world beyond our borders, even for Italians (I mean, I can’t list ten French cities even with a map in my hands).

We could also try “any Italian city you can remember of that is not Rome, Naples, Milan, Venice or Florence”. And let’s make this a double poll: Italians can list five cities they think are not know enough abroad.

okay like, five?
Caserta (come on, the royal palace is definitely NOT inferior to Versailles and Schonbrunn!), Vietri sul mare,  Fenis, Aosta, Pieve di Cadore.

all rather small, all incredible :P

Cool! Now I want to check these out.

Yeah, if I had to do five I’d say the same old Rome, Florence, Naples, Milan, Venice. Pressed for more… Siena, Assisi, Genoa, Urbino, Bologna, Sorrento, Palermo.

But I’m very aware I (a) clearly know jack about the Adriatic coast and (b) couldn’t do this for any other European Continental country. I’m Christian, studied Latin, and am teaching the Renaissance, so I have more exposure to rando Italian towns than anywhere else.

magicmattie:

novangla:

magicmattie:

vanquishedvaliant:

splattery:

yes children, remember, there is only School. no rest. what does “physical and mental wellbeing” mean

what the actual fuck

what is this fixation with productivity holy shit

"No fellow citizen #45465, you may not sit down for a break, you must meet your labour quota for this hour or you will forfeit your productivity ”bonus” pay. Produce and consume, Fellow Citizens!”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stakhanovite_movement I’m just gonna leave this here.

Seriously tumblr

The fixation with productivity is that a lot of kids haven’t yet learned the skills on how to manage themselves and their work. I have really self-aware students, and the first week I asked what they need to work on and almost everyone said procrastination and time management.  It’s a common issue, they know it’s a common issue, and it’s irresponsible to not make kids look at their own time and figure out the best way to use it.

This page doesn’t say SPEND ALL TIME ON SCHOOL. it says record HOW YOU SPEND YOUR TIME (like an hour nap - that might be very necessary, but you need to know to build it in if so) — not as a way to monitor, but as a way for the kid to learn what his or her own schedule is like.

And it’s okay to spend some time being “unproductive” but a LOT of kids (and adults) spent way more time with these things than they should and then they come in crying that they couldn’t finish the work. Instead of saying, “That’s your own damn fault,” this says, “Let’s figure out how you can actually make room to get your responsibilities met.”

absolutely as a teacher (a) asked every parent to tell me what an average evening schedule is, because kids have different family commitments, commutes, bedtimes, etc, and (b) am making the kids record how long each homework takes them.

No, I’m sorry, but the way this page is phrased sounds like it’s far from figuring out the average evening to make things easier. A full day schedule down to the minute from 12:00 til 23:59, and finding ways you can substitute schoolwork for other activities that are deemed unproductive- by what standards? The mentioned nap is unproductive, apparently. What else is? And why give an example that suggests that instead of resting for an hour after a day’s work, you work some more? And that’s the minimum: at least an hour, it says. At the very start, it makes a very strong suggestion that rest is not productive and not important.

If this is supposed to be truly helpful then I think it needs to be written differently because right now it sounds like it’s a reminder that if you’re not studying at home in addition to studying at school, you’re being unproductive, and that you should be able to ascribe value to every activity you do in the day, with studying taking priority over everything. 

I mean unless this is a one-time project just meant to get kids thinking about how they spend their time, but I feel like it doesn’t say any of the things you allowed for, such as rest and unproductive time being okay. Your a) and b) are totally different things.

I have no idea what the context is and what age bracket it’s aimed at, though. But in terms of figuring out how best to arrange the day, it’s not helpful. All it says is ‘schoolwork is most important’.

It does look like a one-time activity — they want the student to outline an A day and a B day (many middle/high schools alternate schedules, so this makes sense for accounting for different classes on different days) and then turn it in with their analysis.

I obviously disagree about whether a nap is productive — I would’ve given an example more like “an hour of playing minecraft” — but there are a lot of students who struggle in school or can’t get homework done not because of an inability or Too Much Homework, but because they don’t know how to manage their time.

I’d except a kid to be able to say: okay, my 30 violin practice is productive, my 45 min family dinner is required/productive, my 10 min organizing my homework is productive, my 34 minutes doing homework was productive but the 13 minutes I spent looking up unrelated stuff on wikipedia was not, my 45 min nap is healthy but not accomplishing anything, my 43 min of watching my favorite show is unproductive, and my 80 minutes on tumblr is mostly unproductive.  The important thing with the categories is seeing how much time is spent on which things.  If someone is spending every waking minute being productive, they’re going to collapse. But if someone is spending an hour on productivity at home and then 45 min nap, 45 min tv, 13 min distraction, and 80 min of tumblr, they can probably “find” the extra hour of time by napping for 30 min (healthier nap anyway, cutting out the distractions, and “only” checking tumblr for 45 min instead of 80.

I’ve quickly realized over the past few weeks how things that seem obvious to me about how to get things done on time aren’t instinctual, but are things we learn, often through a lot of trial and error.  This exercise forces a student to be self-aware, figure out their relationship to time, and not waste it.

My students? They aren’t great at this yet, and it hurts them. Why? They don’t know how to manage their evening time and then they need to finish their work so they stay up until midnight.  Like, better to cut out the minecraft and tumblr and get a full night’s sleep.  That’s physical and emotional health.

I don’t like the first two comments’ implication that the assumption is ALL WORK CONSTANT WORK NO BREAK, because that’s not in this exercise.  It doesn’t say to replace all unproductive activities with productivity (and again, I think a student could make a case that something for physical or emotional well-being is productive).  It says to find an hour, throughout the 24-hour day.

magicmattie:

vanquishedvaliant:

splattery:

yes children, remember, there is only School. no rest. what does “physical and mental wellbeing” mean

what the actual fuck

what is this fixation with productivity holy shit

"No fellow citizen #45465, you may not sit down for a break, you must meet your labour quota for this hour or you will forfeit your productivity ”bonus” pay. Produce and consume, Fellow Citizens!”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stakhanovite_movement I’m just gonna leave this here.

Seriously tumblr

The fixation with productivity is that a lot of kids haven’t yet learned the skills on how to manage themselves and their work. I have really self-aware students, and the first week I asked what they need to work on and almost everyone said procrastination and time management.  It’s a common issue, they know it’s a common issue, and it’s irresponsible to not make kids look at their own time and figure out the best way to use it.

This page doesn’t say SPEND ALL TIME ON SCHOOL. it says record HOW YOU SPEND YOUR TIME (like an hour nap - that might be very necessary, but you need to know to build it in if so) — not as a way to monitor, but as a way for the kid to learn what his or her own schedule is like.

And it’s okay to spend some time being “unproductive” but a LOT of kids (and adults) spent way more time with these things than they should and then they come in crying that they couldn’t finish the work. Instead of saying, “That’s your own damn fault,” this says, “Let’s figure out how you can actually make room to get your responsibilities met.”

absolutely as a teacher (a) asked every parent to tell me what an average evening schedule is, because kids have different family commitments, commutes, bedtimes, etc, and (b) am making the kids record how long each homework takes them.