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!
IMAGE COURTESY OF STINGO THE BANDANA ORIGAMI PRO It wasn’t a very slow news day! Paul Manafort, Trump campaign manager after the first one got fired, was found guilty on 8 of 18 charges today. ( A mistrial was declared … Continue reading Current Events – Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen
I signed up for today and had this whole cool thing planned, but I’ve been sick all week and couldn’t do it. So here, have a generic day thread. be sure wish whinger and miss rim happy birthdays. Continue reading An Ill Day Thread
SPOILERS FOR THE HANDMAID’S TALE SEASON 2 ABOUND!!! So, that happened. I started doing weekly reviews of the show and couldn’t figure out the best way to write about it for some reason that I couldn’t quite put my … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2: In Conclusion, a Show of Contrasts
Hi all, First, some housekeeping – Corn is taking a break from hosting this thread the summer. And we’ll likely just keep it to once a month. Normally this is a thread for people who are parents or parental-ish caregivers. … Continue reading Parental Guidance SPECIAL ADDITION – Let’s Talk About OUR Parents
Aside from the soundtrack to National Lampoon’s Vacation, suggest songs to play during a cross country road trip. You can suggest cities and places to connect with certain songs, or just general stuff. Continue reading American Road Trip Playlist
Hello, and welcome to the bi monthly or so Parental Guidance thread. Twice a month Corn or I * will post a thread for parent and parental – adjacent issues. We’ll suggest a topic as a jumping off point, but … Continue reading Parental Guidance: Visitin’
Blessed the Froot Loops! I’ve been increasingly frustrating with the show the last few episodes, and can’t quite put my finger on why. I love it, its gorgeously filmed and acted, obviously topical ….but when I watch an episode I … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale S2, Eps 5 and 6 “Seeds/ First Blood”