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”
Blessed be the Froot Loops! I decided to try something a bit different for my review/ recap this week. I’m going to watch the episode in “real time”and react to in “real time,” pausing as I have a thought. I’ll … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale, S2 E4 ” The Other Woman”
Welcome to the Parental Guidance thread. Twice a month, Corn, I or some other industrious Avocado*will post a discussion about all things parental or parental – adjacent. We’ll have a topic as a jumping off point, but by all means … Continue reading Parental Guidance: Kids Say the Most Fucked-Up Shit
“Blessed be the Froot Loops!” Running! It’s a metaphor! And not an especially subtle one. I was reminded of June and Moira’s run in S1, set to the great “Fuck the Pain Away” by Peaches. And really proud of myself … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale S2, E3 “Baggage”
Blessed be the fruit, Avocados! There’s nothing like hot soup on a rainy day! The handmaids in June’s cohort have received their consequences for not stoning Janine. They are herded into Fenway and onto the gallows. I was really wondering … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale S2 Ep 1- 2 “June” and “Unwomen”
Hello educators and education – adjacent workers! It’s time for another round of the very occasional Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom thread where we get to complain and bitch and brag and stuff! If you are not an educator, or … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: The Occasional Education Thread. Topic: Parents!
Hello and welcome to the bi-monthly parental guidance thread. Twice a month on a Stuarday, Corn or Miss Rim * will post a thread for parents and parental adjacent people to participate in. We will select a topic ad a … Continue reading Parental Guidance: Division of Labor (Non Childbirth Edition)
Hello. Due to technical difficulties, Scott isn’t doing the night thread. Go to it. Here is an amusing gif Continue reading Night Thread: WordPress borked
I just binged this doc on Netfix and think it will end up attracting a lot of attention. So consider this a recommendation as well. There were a lot of jaw dropping moments, but beyond the sheer craziness there are … Continue reading Spoil Sports: Wild Wild Country (I’m Also Recommending It!)