It’s not a slow news day, and here’s a new PT to prevent Disqus from borking. There’s a bunch of seditious terrorists who’ve been storming the capitol all day and one woman has died. Trump gave a really shitty speech … Continue reading Jan 6, 2021 Overnight Politics Thread: The Coup of the Epiphany
For posterity, it’s around 1:30 pm eastern time on Saturday October 3, 2020. President Donald Trump is hospitalized with COVID. A number of his staff have tested positive. Looks like his traveling and contacts may lead to many many more … Continue reading The Saturday PT has trouble keeping up.
Welcome back to this probably weekly feature I was hoping wouldn’t have to be a thing again a few months ago. Now that school is back in session for most of the country in some way… let’s talk and vent … Continue reading Back to School. What now?
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+ Thread is hot
The school year is wrapping up in most states. There’s no particular consensus on if, when, and how to open up schools for the next academic year. Here’s what the principal of my son’s K- 5 school said: -in NYC, … Continue reading Home and Distance Learning: The Summer and Beyond
So, did you hear that The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is going to “reimagine education?” This is not good news. According to my favorite education blogger Diane Ravitch : The pandemic is turning into a grand opportunity for … Continue reading Home and distance learning: Week 7
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+ thread is here for you, yes YOU.
Welcome to the weekly home and distance learning thread. Here’s a place to vent, ask for and share advice and talk about education in the time of Covid-19. Optional Discussion topic : losing steam I’ve definitely lost steam, and I … Continue reading Home and Distance Learning: Week 6…I think
Hello everyone! This thread is for parents and educators and education – adjacent discussions during this pandemic. I’ll try to post on Monday. ( I am a day late this week.) Here is where we can discuss what’s working, what’s … Continue reading Home and Distance Learning: Week 4
Hi all – I thought it would be useful to make a weekly thread dedicated to this topic for parents and educators, I’ll try to do it every Monday. How’s it going? Successes? Challenges? Bullshit jargon? Optional topic; special educators … Continue reading Home and Distance Learning: Week 3
Hi teachers and parents! Now that many of us are about 2 weeks into radically altering education….how’s it going? Challenges? Successes? Hints? Complaints? Continue reading Home and Distance Learning – how’s it going so far?
Hello, welcome to a special joint edition of the occasional parent and teacher thread! With so many schools closed, districts and teachers are challenged to throw together online curriculum, parents will have to do homeschooling. It will be like building … Continue reading Parental Guidance / Dark Sarcasm in The Classroom: Home and Distance Learning
Hello, and welcome to the occasional parental thread. Experiencing “nipple confusion?” Have an ornery 13 year old? Need to vent or advice about A GLOBAL HEALTH PANDEMIC? Any and all topics are welcome, but clearly we’re all worried. So far, … Continue reading Parental Guidance: The Pandemic
Lots of us are spawning/ have spawned/ are about to spawn Here’s a place to catch up with recent news. Share pics if you are comfortable. Ask/ give advice. Lots of new babies, too so let’s all inundate recent parents … Continue reading Parental Guidance: The Avocado TGS addition
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 … Continue reading The Women’s+ thread is sick and tired
Hello, and welcome to the occasional education thread! Any educational discussion is welcome in the comments! Today, I’ve decided to give a primer on what all is with education in the US the last 20 years or so with the … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom – How We Got Here
Happy US Thanksgiving ! Did you forget to thaw the turkey? Is your green bean and onion casserole not getting the desired crunch? Wanna share a pic lovely meal? Here’s where we share advice, troubleshoot, and brag. Continue reading Thanksgiving Cooking thread
Here is where we discuss today’s impeachment hearings LIVE! It has everything: a folksy shirt sleeved Republican, crimes, some guy who maybe farted on TV, bow ties, crimes, several guys who look like outlandish characters from beloved TV shows, crimes, … Continue reading Up Schiff’s Creek – impeachmentaplaooza day 4 thread
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the House will open an investigation into impeachable offenses today. Discussions and updates about that go here! All other political discussions go to the daily PT, Continue reading Is this happening? Opening an investigation into impeaching POTUS; the Avocado attempts to overcome borkiness
Welcome to September! This is the monthly feature where we plug discussions that are interesting around the channel, in the hopes that some of our favorites get some love. This is also a good place to workshop any ideas you … Continue reading The Pluggers: What’s On Around The Avocado – September 2019