philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

(via psychobilliecaddillac)

markruffalo:

#SanDiegoComicCon

Now that I am once again only 2 1/2 hrs away from SD - I am GOING to ComicCon next year - so help me…

markruffalo:

#SanDiegoComicCon

Now that I am once again only 2 1/2 hrs away from SD - I am GOING to ComicCon next year - so help me…

Center for American Progress report on Teacher Salaries (mid and late career)

girlwithalessonplan:

mig14:

girlwithalessonplan:

maevegreen:

wwbioteach:

midwestmumblings:

So…I’m lucky enough to live in a state/teach in a district where having a master’s degree makes a difference in what I make each year. Additionally, my years of experience affect my earnings. However, if I had stayed someone with just a bachelor’s degree, I’d be making $5,816 less this year (before taxes). Yup…my Master’s degree makes a difference. I can’t wait though until the difference is equal to what the master’s degree cost. (Luckily, I attended a state school and the master’s degree wasn’t super expensive). 

My salary doesn’t fit into this schedule but it does make me feel a little bit better about my future financial prospects when I move back to my home state at the end of next school year. Going from Indiana to Ohio boosts the average earnings by close to 4k…

I have a Masters and ten years in and I’m nowhere near the average for my state, nor will my final step come anywhere near what the schedule lists for me.  When I earned my Masters degree, part time while teaching full time, it got me a a bit less than 1k more on the step scale.

Your comments made me sad and then reading the report made me sadder and then thinking about how much I’m earning made me grab a cat and hug the feels away.

But I love my job.  Really.

The content of this study is mind-boggling to me. I know that economic realities are quite different in different places, and that things like the cost of real estate also differ from place to place (where I live, the average single-family home is $435,534 and the average condo is about $254,000), which I think needs to be taken into consideration in order to paint a more complete picture. 

However, I will say this: Any country that values public education so little is going to regret the de-professionalization of education systems. Public education is the single most important investment we can make in our society, and it is shameful that teachers are not treated better. 

For reference, full disclosure: In my school board, the starting salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree only is $58,158. For someone at the end of their career, with 6 years of post-secondary education (our district maximum for salary purposes), the max salary is $99,119.  As a single 27-year old, I was able to buy a house 4 years ago for $259,000 after 4 years experience teaching, and am living rather comfortably despite having incurred $57,000 in debt to complete my Masters’ degree in 2012-2013

Uhhh….your bachelor’s starting salary is more than the Master’s top salary when we had a salary schedule.  

Damn.

I was not surprised at all by the numbers. I am slightly above the average for my state, but that’s with 11 years xp, a Master’s degree, and 60+ credits ABOVE the Master’s. I will say, I have worked for ONE district in another state which I felt fairly compensated teachers - their schedule does NOT meet up with the state averages at all. It is a district that truly values its employees. I had to leave said district because the charter school it sponsored closed. I took a 30% paycut - there was no other option. No other district came close to offering the same salary. And, there were districts literally across the road where the pay differential was so large. Now, I am back where I first started teaching and I love it - I wouldn’t be back here if I didn’t, but the fact that I have to work a full time job, plus one or two part time jobs just to make ends meet is defeating. Especially when I drive by signs saying “Manager trainees - $45,000/yr - no degree needed”. And, location does matter - when houses in this area cost what they cost mig14 - but the TOP of our salary scale is JUST over their BASE salary - there is a problem!

ijustansweredthatquestion:

strigays:

i apparently go to bird school which is for birds

I needed this in my classroom and every 5 feet down the halls.

ijustansweredthatquestion:

strigays:

i apparently go to bird school
which is for birds

I needed this in my classroom and every 5 feet down the halls.

(Source: purrinces)

The Light in Her Eyes (2011)

(Source: slumkitty, via adventuresofastudentteacher)

redheadnerdgirl:

wincherella:

lamujerlife:

teachercreatedmaterials:

This sums it up fairly well…

I’m familiar with this method.

Yes, this is why it takes hours.

So true.

With this being my last Friday before work commences, you would think I would be able to overcome this at this point…Nope…maybe going in to work in my classroom next week will work. And who decided having teachers start on a Friday (next week) was a good idea???

redheadnerdgirl:

wincherella:

lamujerlife:

teachercreatedmaterials:

This sums it up fairly well…

I’m familiar with this method.

Yes, this is why it takes hours.

So true.

With this being my last Friday before work commences, you would think I would be able to overcome this at this point…Nope…maybe going in to work in my classroom next week will work. And who decided having teachers start on a Friday (next week) was a good idea???

(Source: elementary-teacher-resources.com)

nprfreshair:

As a veterinarian who specializes in behavioral medicine, Dr. Vint Virga has treated many household pets in his clinic. But for the past five years he has been working mostly with leopards, wolves, bears, zebras and other animals living in zoos and wildlife parks. He deals with such issues as appetites, anxiety and obsessive behavior.
In the interview he discusses how zoos have changed to improve the animals’ well being:

"I think the most important things that zoos have done in the past 10, 20 years, is that they [have] focused primarily on the animal’s well-being. And, depending on their feedback and responses, looked at their behavior, looked at their overall happiness and contentment and used that as the gauge for what to do for the animal.
They’ve also applied as much [as] science knows about the animals in nature. What that looks like is providing them with a space that’s a lot more rich and full than just a place that is an exhibit. So it’s really shifting from not a cage, because most zoos don’t even have those anymore, but from an exhibit to a habitat. The environment is much richer and more complex rather than flat and uniform, so that we can see them.
[Zoos are] providing [animals with] opportunities to escape from view of the public — and that can be difficult for a zoo. … Visitors complain to the zoo if they can’t see the leopard, the bear or the lion. But on the other hand, if the lion doesn’t have any choice of getting away from the public at times, particularly if there [are] crowds or noisy visitors, then we’re taking away their sense of control over their environment.”

nprfreshair:

As a veterinarian who specializes in behavioral medicine, Dr. Vint Virga has treated many household pets in his clinic. But for the past five years he has been working mostly with leopards, wolves, bears, zebras and other animals living in zoos and wildlife parks. He deals with such issues as appetites, anxiety and obsessive behavior.

In the interview he discusses how zoos have changed to improve the animals’ well being:

"I think the most important things that zoos have done in the past 10, 20 years, is that they [have] focused primarily on the animal’s well-being. And, depending on their feedback and responses, looked at their behavior, looked at their overall happiness and contentment and used that as the gauge for what to do for the animal.

They’ve also applied as much [as] science knows about the animals in nature. What that looks like is providing them with a space that’s a lot more rich and full than just a place that is an exhibit. So it’s really shifting from not a cage, because most zoos don’t even have those anymore, but from an exhibit to a habitat. The environment is much richer and more complex rather than flat and uniform, so that we can see them.

[Zoos are] providing [animals with] opportunities to escape from view of the public — and that can be difficult for a zoo. … Visitors complain to the zoo if they can’t see the leopard, the bear or the lion. But on the other hand, if the lion doesn’t have any choice of getting away from the public at times, particularly if there [are] crowds or noisy visitors, then we’re taking away their sense of control over their environment.”

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mrskaaay:

fivecentwisdom:

pablophonic:

spaghettimaestra:

edukaition:

When do you guys start up again?

First student day is August 13!

I report on the 13th and start on the 18th of August

Kids…

I report August 1st - students on August 6th.