I have a special plug this month: The Menu! Located at the top of the page, or the right top corner on mobile, it’s right there for you if you are looking for something. In “Repeats” you’ll find lots of the regular … Continue reading The Pluggers April 2019 would like to re-introduce you to the menu
Welcome to the very occasional parenting thread! For parents and caregivers. It seems like quite a few Avocados have new editions to their families! Figured this was a good time to post this. Complain, vent, ask/ share advice, brag… … Continue reading Parental Guidance – New Arrivals Edition
Suicide help: National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx Chat IMAlive hopeline.com/ (chat) Crisis Chat www.crisischat.org/ www.crisistextline.org/ Crisis Text Line (text messaging) Trans Lifeline USA: 877-565-8860 CANADA: 877-330-6366 Finding treatment: SAMHSA’s National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA’s treatment services locator findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ Veteran’s Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255 www.veteranscrisisline.net/ (text and chat also) … Continue reading Help and Crisis Resources
Some guidelines to help this space be a positive experience for everyone: ☮ As always with the Avocado, don’t feel compelled to share beyond your comfort level. ☮ Anyone who identifies as female, or who was socialized female/AFAB/otherwise has firsthand experience with … Continue reading The Women’s+ Thread Celebrates Women’s History Month
Hello, and welcome to Cathar -takes: The bad take thread that we are trying out. One of the takeaways from the recent survey about the daily politics thread was that we often find catharsis in pointing and laughing at ridiculous, … Continue reading “Cathar-takes:” the”bad take” thread
There’s more to The Avocado that the daily PT and OTs! Plug your favorites here! Continue reading The Pluggers March 2019
It’s time for the Introduce yourself thread. There are a few new members of the community here and WELCOME! There are also some people who have been around a bit but I, Miss Rim, can’t sort out the changing usernames. … Continue reading Introduce Yourself!
Here’s the space to discuss the presidential address you are hate watching. Or let others hate watch for you and keep yourself updated. The usual rules apply – no wishing death or harm on public figures in writing on … Continue reading Presidential Address Tuesday Jan 8, 2019
There are tons of interesting discussions around the channel, here is a place to plug your favorites, inquire about contributing to regular, recurring, occasional threads, and / or workshop future projects. This thread will go up once a month and … Continue reading The Pluggers: What’s Interesting Around The Avocado
Welcome to a new feature – The Pluggers! There are tons of interesting discussions around the channel, here is a place to plug your favorites, inquire about contributing to regular, recurring, occasional threads, and / or workshop future projects. This … Continue reading The Pluggers: What’s Interesting Around the Avocado
Hi everyone! Here is your State of the Channel: Holiday Edition! Giftmas is coming – if you have signed up to participate in that, check out details here. End-of-the-Year pop culture lists are nigh… we usually call them … Continue reading State of the Channel Holiday Edition
Hi everyone and welcome to the occasional Avocado parenting / caregiver thread! This is a place to talk about The Children, no matter how old they are. Vent, despair, ask advice / share etc. Usually there’s a topic as a … Continue reading Parental Guidance: What’s New?
Hi- I’m Miss Rim, Welcome to Chapter 5! Sorry I’m late! Let’s get to it! St. John awoke peacefully, under an eiderdown comforter in a four poster bed. The curtains were open to let in the dappled morning sun. … Continue reading The Exquisite Corpse of Ava Cotto: Part 5
Welcome to the first “Parent / Teacher Conference,” I guess. I’m posting a Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom / Parental Guidance thread to discuss teaching kids about touching and consent. OBVIOUSLY, the Kavanaugh hearing is the inspiration for this. How … Continue reading Parental Guidance / Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: Teaching Touching and Consent
This is being re-posted and pinned to the front page for a day or so- so the Women+ community can discuss the Ford/ Kavanaugh testimony and it’s aftermath. This feels really significant, for lots of reasons. The regular politics thread … Continue reading The Women+ Thread Is Pretty Fucking Enraged Right Now
Welcome to the Occasional Avocado Education discussion. Since is probably the biggest issue in education today, let’s talk a little about it. The governing board of the NAEP Assessments – what is commonly referred to as “the Nations Report Card” … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: Let’s Talk About Testing
It’s September 1st, so seems like a good time for another edition of the Avocado’s occasional education discussion. About 5 years ago, the LA Unified School District spent about a billion-with-a-b dollars on ipads for about a 650,000 students. The … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: Technology in the Classroom
Hello out there in Avocadoland! Please give an enormous welcome to our new Leader Beans (mods)! Future Ex Mrs. Malcolm The Duchess Approves Merve Man-in-the-moon-man Dingdong sunshine Cop on the Edge-ish Forget it Jake You read that right, … Continue reading Welcome New Leader Beans
Oh you may not think I’m pretty, But don’t judge on what you see, I’ll eat myself if you can find A smarter hat than me. You can keep your bowlers black, Your top hats sleek and tall, For I’m the Hogwarts Sorting Hat … Continue reading The Sorting Hat: What Hogwart’s house would a character be sorted into?
Are you a teacher or student experiencing existential dread? A parent upset about having to provide pencils and tissues for a student that MAY SHARE THEM with the rest of the class? A cabinet level education official worried about another … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in The Classroom: Back to School Edition – Open to Everyone
Welcome to the very occasional Avocado education discussion* It’s back to school time in the US. Teachers from preschool on up to grad school are steeling themselves for another year of walking a fine line between good pedagogy, shit budgets, … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: Back to school edition!