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Children, Love, and School: EmbraceRace Yesterday at 12:00 PM embracerace Because treating people fairly often means treating them differently. Equality Equity momo-de-avis: aloneindarknes7: calystarose: Because treating people fairly often means treating them differently. This is something that I teach my students during the first week of school and they understand it. Eight year olds can understand this and all it costs is a box of band-aids. I have each students pretend they got hurt and need a band-aid. Children love band-aids. I ask the first one where they are hurt. If he says his finger, I put the band-aid on his finger. Then I ask the second one where they are hurt. No matter what that child says, I put the band-aid on their finger exactly like the first child. I keep doing that through the whole class. No matter where they say their pretend injury is, I do the same thing I did with the first one. After they all have band-aids in the same spot, I ask if that actually helped any of them other than the first child. I say,聽鈥淲ell, I helped all of you the same! You all have one band-aid!鈥 And they鈥檒l try to get me to understand that they were hurt somewhere else. I act like I鈥檓 just now understanding it. Then I explain,聽鈥淭here might be moments this year where some of you get different things because you need them differently, just like you needed a band-aid in a different spot.鈥澛 If at any time any of my students ask why one student has a different assignment, or gets taken out of the class for a subject, or gets another teacher to come in and help them throughout the year, I remind my students of the band-aids they got at the start of the school year and they stop complaining. That鈥檚 why eight year olds can understand equity.聽 I remember reading somewhere once 鈥渨e should be speaking of equity instead of equality鈥 and that is a principle that applies here me thinks
Children, Love, and School: EmbraceRace
 Yesterday at 12:00 PM
 embracerace
 Because treating people fairly often means treating
 them differently.
 Equality
 Equity
momo-de-avis:
aloneindarknes7:

calystarose:
Because treating people fairly often means treating them differently.
This is something that I teach my students during the first week of school and they understand it. Eight year olds can understand this and all it costs is a box of band-aids.
I have each students pretend they got hurt and need a band-aid. Children love band-aids. I ask the first one where they are hurt. If he says his finger, I put the band-aid on his finger. Then I ask the second one where they are hurt. No matter what that child says, I put the band-aid on their finger exactly like the first child. I keep doing that through the whole class. No matter where they say their pretend injury is, I do the same thing I did with the first one.
After they all have band-aids in the same spot, I ask if that actually helped any of them other than the first child. I say,聽鈥淲ell, I helped all of you the same! You all have one band-aid!鈥 And they鈥檒l try to get me to understand that they were hurt somewhere else. I act like I鈥檓 just now understanding it. Then I explain,聽鈥淭here might be moments this year where some of you get different things because you need them differently, just like you needed a band-aid in a different spot.鈥澛
If at any time any of my students ask why one student has a different assignment, or gets taken out of the class for a subject, or gets another teacher to come in and help them throughout the year, I remind my students of the band-aids they got at the start of the school year and they stop complaining. That鈥檚 why eight year olds can understand equity.聽


I remember reading somewhere once 鈥渨e should be speaking of equity instead of equality鈥 and that is a principle that applies here me thinks

momo-de-avis: aloneindarknes7: calystarose: Because treating people fairly often means treating them differently. This is something that I ...

Animals, Apparently, and Comfortable: did you know? When GiGi the horned owl sustained a near-fatal head injury, she was nursed back to health by Doug Pojeky at an animal rescue in Mississippi. He soon left town to visit family, but when he finally returned, she danced on his arm, put her head on his shoulder, and hugged him with her wings. PHOTO: FACEBOOK, WILD AT HEART RES CUE DIDYOUKNOWBLOG.COM wingedpredators: birds-and-pizza: talons-mcbeak: did-you-kno: When GiGi the horned owl sustained a near-fatal head injury, she was nursed back to health by Doug Pojeky at an animal rescue in Mississippi. When Doug was growing up, a great horned owl used to perch on the top of his family barn. His father saw the owl often, but he and the rest of his family rarely did. However, on the morning of his father鈥檚 death, the owl was spotted overlooking the farm house, where Pojeky鈥檚 father had passed away, before flying off into the woods. 鈥淔or some reason when that bird was hugging me, all I could think of was my dad.鈥 Source Source 2 no no no no no this owl is not a happy owl this owl is an injured, weak owl with a head injury this owl is not displaying appropriate owl behaviors and is ill-equipped for life as a wild owl. this owl should be trying to escape and/or murder this man because that is just what owls do, especially great horned owls apparently this owl got released which really alarmed me because either she made a miraculous recovery or she was completely not in any way ready for release and doesn鈥檛 have great chances of survival believe me, i wish owls were all cuddly sweethearts who gave hugs and appreciated our care but that is so very much not reality. even the sweetest owl i know - who is the light of my life and a joy to work with - likes to murder stuff and will hiss and threaten you if he doesn鈥檛 trust you or wants you to gtfo. and when i say聽鈥渟weetest owl鈥 basically i just mean that he鈥檚 bonded to his two main trainers and is comfortable with us but if you ask anyone else he鈥檚 a grouchy old man with sharp talons. because he鈥檚 an owl. he鈥檚 not a snuggly pet. and he鈥檚 a 14-year-old captive-bred barn owl who has lived with humans and been an education bird his whole life, not a wild great horned owl who is clearly injured and having a shitty week of being grabbed and handled by giant mammals. this great horned owl is not a happy owl and it certainly isn鈥檛 feeling any sort of gratitude. mostly she鈥檚 too sick/injured to have enough energy to defend herself or hold her wings up or keep her eyes open. when wild animals get released it鈥檚 nice to think that they are silently thanking us for saving them, but that鈥檚 what we don鈥檛 want. we want them to be ready for life in the wild, which means we want them to hate us and want to avoid humans forever, because that gives them the best chance of survival. the best thanks you can get from a rehabilitated wild animal is when they fly/run/swim the fuck away from you as soon as you open the cage and never look back. those are the successes. I can preach what @talons-mcbeak said This owl obviously is not aware of anything that is going on and is showing signs of a very very serious head injury (trust me, I鈥檝e seen my fair share). You can see in the gif she attempted to bite him. She is just too weak and sick to be able to stop this person from manhandling her. This man is not handling this bird right at all, and wild great horned owls are never friendly. That owl should not be put into those positions or used to promote such a disgusting lie by a man who obviously doesn鈥檛 know what he鈥檚 doing. It is a wild animal not a domestic. Do not believe this bullshit story! This! This 100 times over! UGH. I keep seeing this owl picture and story passed around on Facebook, Tumblr, etc. with captions of 鈥榓wwwww鈥 and 鈥楥ute!鈥 and so forth. No. It鈥檚 not 鈥榗ute鈥. That owl is so unfit to be released and weak and probably in high states of stress. Anyone who knows the slightest thing about owl behaviour knows that this is not a 鈥榯hankful鈥 or 鈥榟appy animal鈥. Owls can鈥檛 even feel any love-related emotions to humans. Period. Please share the truth about this story. The above two comments say a lot. :/ Shame on that 鈥榬ehabber鈥 for passing on such false information and for treating that poor injured owl in such a way.
Animals, Apparently, and Comfortable: did you know?
 When GiGi the horned owl sustained
 a near-fatal head injury, she was
 nursed back to health by Doug Pojeky
 at an animal rescue in Mississippi. He
 soon left town to visit family, but when
 he finally returned, she danced on his
 arm, put her head on his shoulder, and
 hugged him with her wings.
 PHOTO: FACEBOOK, WILD AT HEART RES CUE
 DIDYOUKNOWBLOG.COM
wingedpredators:
birds-and-pizza:

talons-mcbeak:

did-you-kno:

When GiGi the horned owl sustained 
a near-fatal head injury, she was 
nursed back to health by Doug Pojeky 
at an animal rescue in Mississippi.
When Doug was growing up, a great horned owl used to perch on the top of his family barn. His father saw the owl often, but he and the rest of his family rarely did. However, on the morning of his father鈥檚 death, the owl was spotted overlooking the farm house, where Pojeky鈥檚 father had passed away, before flying off into the woods.
鈥淔or some reason when that bird was hugging me, all I could think of was my dad.鈥
Source Source 2

no no no no no
this owl is not a happy owl
this owl is an injured, weak owl with a head injury
this owl is not displaying appropriate owl behaviors and is ill-equipped for life as a wild owl. this owl should be trying to escape and/or murder this man because that is just what owls do, especially great horned owls
apparently this owl got released which really alarmed me because either she made a miraculous recovery or she was completely not in any way ready for release and doesn鈥檛 have great chances of survival
believe me, i wish owls were all cuddly sweethearts who gave hugs and appreciated our care but that is so very much not reality. even the sweetest owl i know - who is the light of my life and a joy to work with - likes to murder stuff and will hiss and threaten you if he doesn鈥檛 trust you or wants you to gtfo. and when i say聽鈥渟weetest owl鈥 basically i just mean that he鈥檚 bonded to his two main trainers and is comfortable with us but if you ask anyone else he鈥檚 a grouchy old man with sharp talons. because he鈥檚 an owl. he鈥檚 not a snuggly pet. and he鈥檚 a 14-year-old captive-bred barn owl who has lived with humans and been an education bird his whole life, not a wild great horned owl who is clearly injured and having a shitty week of being grabbed and handled by giant mammals. this great horned owl is not a happy owl and it certainly isn鈥檛 feeling any sort of gratitude. mostly she鈥檚 too sick/injured to have enough energy to defend herself or hold her wings up or keep her eyes open.
when wild animals get released it鈥檚 nice to think that they are silently thanking us for saving them, but that鈥檚 what we don鈥檛 want. we want them to be ready for life in the wild, which means we want them to hate us and want to avoid humans forever, because that gives them the best chance of survival. the best thanks you can get from a rehabilitated wild animal is when they fly/run/swim the fuck away from you as soon as you open the cage and never look back. those are the successes.

I can preach what @talons-mcbeak said

This owl obviously is not aware of anything that is going on and is showing signs of a very very serious head injury (trust me, I鈥檝e seen my fair share). You can see in the gif she attempted to bite him. She is just too weak and sick to be able to stop this person from manhandling her.

This man is not handling this bird right at all, and wild great horned owls are never friendly. 
That owl should not be put into those positions or used to promote such a disgusting lie by a man who obviously doesn鈥檛 know what he鈥檚 doing.

It is a wild animal not a domestic. Do not believe this bullshit story!


This!
This 100 times over!
UGH.
I keep seeing this owl picture and story passed around on Facebook, Tumblr, etc. with captions of 鈥榓wwwww鈥 and 鈥楥ute!鈥 and so forth.
No.
It鈥檚 not 鈥榗ute鈥. 
That owl is so unfit to be released and weak and probably in high states of stress. Anyone who knows the slightest thing about owl behaviour knows that this is not a 鈥榯hankful鈥 or 鈥榟appy animal鈥. Owls can鈥檛 even feel any love-related emotions to humans. Period.
Please share the truth about this story. The above two comments say a lot. :/
Shame on that 鈥榬ehabber鈥 for passing on such false information and for treating that poor injured owl in such a way.

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Cats, Children, and Facts: The Vikings would give kittens to newlywed brides as an essential part of a new household. Ultrafacts.tumblr.com howdidthisevenhappenanyway: ninety6tears: roguetelemetry: nekoama: prokopetz: ultrafacts: bryarly: foxfairy5: ultrafacts: Source聽More Facts Yes this could have to do with the fact that Freya the Norse Goddess of love, beauty and fertility drove a chariot pulled by cats. So, if I ever get married, I fully expect a catmobile.聽 One of the other reasons why they gave cats to each other was for their valuable skills as mousers. Cats were able to control rodent populations around their properties. Also, Norse myths are thought to have the earliest literary descriptions of the Norwegian Forest Cat. They were described as large, strong cats that drew Freya鈥檚 chariot and were so heavy that not even Thor, God of Thunder, could lift them from the floor. (Source) They kinda live up to the legend, too. Your average Norwegian Forest Cat is twenty pounds of solid muscle, with claws large and strong enough to climb solid rock. They鈥檝e been known to attack bears when defending their territory. And yet they鈥檙e one of the cuddliest breeds out there, particularly noted for being patient with small children. I have a Norwegian mix, and can attest that she is the cuddliest cat but also insane enough to try and fight a bear. Viking cats聽鈥淔IGHT ME鈥 Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, still could not lift this cat. I always love it when this post comes round because a) giant kitties who Thor can鈥檛 lift and b) that picture omg boar riding and flower throwing is a good thing
Cats, Children, and Facts: The Vikings would give kittens to
 newlywed brides as an essential
 part of a new household.
 Ultrafacts.tumblr.com
howdidthisevenhappenanyway:
ninety6tears:

roguetelemetry:


nekoama:


prokopetz:


ultrafacts:

bryarly:

foxfairy5:

ultrafacts:

Source聽More Facts

Yes this could have to do with the fact that Freya the Norse Goddess of love, beauty and fertility drove a chariot pulled by cats.

So, if I ever get married, I fully expect a catmobile.聽

One of the other reasons why they gave cats to each other was for their valuable skills as mousers. Cats were able to control rodent populations around their properties.
Also, Norse myths are thought to have the earliest literary descriptions of the Norwegian Forest Cat. They were described as large, strong cats that drew Freya鈥檚 chariot and were so heavy that not even Thor, God of Thunder, could lift them from the floor. (Source)

They kinda live up to the legend, too. Your average Norwegian Forest Cat is twenty pounds of solid muscle, with claws large and strong enough to climb solid rock. They鈥檝e been known to attack bears when defending their territory. And yet they鈥檙e one of the cuddliest breeds out there, particularly noted for being patient with small children.


I have a Norwegian mix, and can attest that she is the cuddliest cat but also insane enough to try and fight a bear.


Viking cats聽鈥淔IGHT ME鈥


Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, still could not lift this cat.


I always love it when this post comes round because a) giant kitties who Thor can鈥檛 lift and b) that picture omg boar riding and flower throwing is a good thing

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Target, Tumblr, and Blog: bonnieventure: missoutontheprize: 聽 the end of eva
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Animals, Huh, and Meme: im ten thousand pounds of BABEY ham-of-war: inthegrimdarkness: ask-the-crimson-king: smolcatachan: Huh. That would make him about 5 tons. 2,000lbs = 1 ton. But the Blue Whale has been cited to weigh up聽to 200 tons. Which this meme makes Magnus featherweight in comparison to the mighty Blue Whale. Putting into pounds, the Blue Whale can weigh 40,000lbs. Now the Blue Whale can vary from 82ft to 105ft which sounded like it鈥檇 be comparable to Magnus. So I went and did a size comparison based on this picture between a Space Marine at 8ft and Magnus at 82ft and the comparison matched up to the picture.聽 So basically what I鈥檓 saying is that this meme grossly underestimates the majestic glory of all that is Magnus and must be corrected promptly鈥lease :D [In this picture, that holds up to a degree, but it is known that Magnus鈥 height can vary greatly. So he could weigh 5 tons, but it could depend on his height, and I imagine the actual density of the Warp matter that makes up most of his form. In the picture of him fighting Guilliman at Luna, his height is much shorter than 82ft. If Guilliman is ~11.5ft tall, that would put Magnus at鈥 鈥 approximately 20ft tall, plus or minus a potential foot or two since both of them seem to be crouching. I also made a weight calculation based on BMI, though it is most likely not going to be too accurate since our big red nerd here is, as I said, also comprised of Warpstuff. If he is 20ft tall, he should weigh 1.5k-2k pounds. If he was 82ft tall, he should weigh 25k-34k pounds. So while this meme is still inaccurate with the original picture, the blue whale comparison is not exactly a good one either if these calculations are to be believed.] Magnus is also a daemon of Tzeentch and shifts his form constantly, a truly accurate number is impossible Babey is a constant tho
Animals, Huh, and Meme: im
 ten
 thousand
 pounds
 of
 BABEY
ham-of-war:
inthegrimdarkness:


ask-the-crimson-king:


smolcatachan:

Huh. That would make him about 5 tons. 2,000lbs = 1 ton. But the Blue Whale has been cited to weigh up聽to 200 tons. Which this meme makes Magnus featherweight in comparison to the mighty Blue Whale. Putting into pounds, the Blue Whale can weigh 40,000lbs.
Now the Blue Whale can vary from 82ft to 105ft which sounded like it鈥檇 be comparable to Magnus. So I went and did a size comparison based on this picture between a Space Marine at 8ft and Magnus at 82ft and the comparison matched up to the picture.聽
So basically what I鈥檓 saying is that this meme grossly underestimates the majestic glory of all that is Magnus and must be corrected promptly鈥lease :D

[In this picture, that holds up to a degree, but it is known that Magnus鈥 height can vary greatly. So he could weigh 5 tons, but it could depend on his height, and I imagine the actual density of the Warp matter that makes up most of his form.
In the picture of him fighting Guilliman at Luna, his height is much shorter than 82ft. If Guilliman is ~11.5ft tall, that would put Magnus at鈥
鈥 approximately 20ft tall, plus or minus a potential foot or two since both of them seem to be crouching.
I also made a weight calculation based on BMI, though it is most likely not going to be too accurate since our big red nerd here is, as I said, also comprised of Warpstuff. If he is 20ft tall, he should weigh 1.5k-2k pounds. If he was 82ft tall, he should weigh 25k-34k pounds. So while this meme is still inaccurate with the original picture, the blue whale comparison is not exactly a good one either if these calculations are to be believed.]


Magnus is also a daemon of Tzeentch and shifts his form constantly, a truly accurate number is impossible 


Babey is a constant tho

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Denny's, Disney, and Fire: halleregina Okay now that I've finally quit Denny's let me tell you guys about the bizarre fucking otherworld it is The music and the room temperature are controlled by corporate. Corporate plays a lot of pop covers of Disney princess songs I've never heard before. I now have a dance routine to the K-Pop sounding version of Let it Go. Our sign flickered fast and red and demonically for a week and the repairman said he couldn't find anything wrong with it. People did drug deals in, like, broad daylight in the middle of the parking lot multiple times a week. It's open 24/7. We had a backup generator none of us knew about until there was a massive storm one night and we looked out to see a tree knocked over and our lights the only thing on for miles. You could weather the apocalypse with no idea the apocalypse was even happening. Regular customers included: A man convinced the chemtrails are real who gave me six separate pieces of literature on the subject A little person named Kevin who told me "sometimes I call myself a dwarf when I'm feeling whimsical" An actual group of Neo-Nazis An actual Earth, Wind, and Fire cover band (they played for us) o Twins who came in separately on the same day and I thought they were one woman changing outfits rapidly for the longest time A Scottish landscaper who told us we "couldn't prove he doesn't know Simon Pegg" I have more these are just off the top of my head halleregina I can't believe I forgot two line cooks got into a really heated argument about whether Vin Diesel is bisexual or not I asked an elderly man if he wanted to use the AARP discount and he said "No, I'm not a socialist"
Denny's, Disney, and Fire: halleregina
 Okay now that I've finally quit Denny's let me tell you guys about the bizarre
 fucking otherworld it is
 The music and the room temperature are controlled by corporate.
 Corporate plays a lot of pop covers of Disney princess songs I've never
 heard before. I now have a dance routine to the K-Pop sounding version
 of Let it Go.
 Our sign flickered fast and red and demonically for a week and the
 repairman said he couldn't find anything wrong with it.
 People did drug deals in, like, broad daylight in the middle of the parking
 lot multiple times a week.
 It's open 24/7. We had a backup generator none of us knew about until
 there was a massive storm one night and we looked out to see a tree
 knocked over and our lights the only thing on for miles. You could
 weather the apocalypse with no idea the apocalypse was even
 happening.
 Regular customers included:
 A man convinced the chemtrails are real who gave me six separate
 pieces of literature on the subject
 A little person named Kevin who told me "sometimes I call myself a
 dwarf when I'm feeling whimsical"
 An actual group of Neo-Nazis
 An actual Earth, Wind, and Fire cover band (they played for us)
 o
 Twins who came in separately on the same day and I thought they
 were one woman changing outfits rapidly for the longest time
 A Scottish landscaper who told us we "couldn't prove he doesn't
 know Simon Pegg"
 I have more these are just off the top of my head
 halleregina
 I can't believe I forgot
 two line cooks got into a really heated argument about whether Vin Diesel
 is bisexual or not
 I asked an elderly man if he wanted to use the AARP discount and he
 said "No, I'm not a socialist"

Being Alone, Beautiful, and Bodies : I can build an inpenetratable wall around Asgard. Only thing I want as payment is the goddess of love, Freya.. Okay everybody, calm down. This isn't the first time a jotun wanted me for his bride I'm used to this problem by now and we just gotta- and the beautiful Sun and sexy Moon. YOU WANT ME AS PART OF A HAREM!!?!?! I'VE NEVER BEEN SO DISRESPECTED!!!! systlin: would-we-be-friends-if-i: thehmn: In case you don鈥檛 know this story, the Norse gods wanted a wall around Asgard to protect themselves and a jotun only known as The Builder offers to make it in exchange for Freya, Sun and Moon. Freya gets rightfully pissed and refuses (no word on Sun or Moon鈥檚 feelings about this), so Loki turns into a female horse and lures The Builder鈥檚 horse away, causing all work on the wall to stop. Because he can鈥檛 finish the wall The Builder has to leave without Freya, Sun and Moon. Loki disappears for 9 nine months and returns with an eight-legged foal (yes, he had sex with the horse and got pregnant. I know you all love that part). The end. For some reason people often leave out that The Builder wanted Sun and Moon too, and English translations often translate it to 鈥渢he sun and moon鈥 as if he wanted the heavenly bodies, but no, he wanted the goddess and god responsible for said heavenly bodies. He absolutely intended to have sex with all of them which is why a lot of translations leave out Moon because ew that鈥檚 gay. Freya didn鈥檛 want to marry a Jotun, let alone as part of a god damn harem me thinks. Hoooold up are you telling me the Sun is female in Norse myth? Cuz its usually male, across other mythology. Yep. Mani is the god of the moon, and Sol is the goddess of the sun in Norse myth.
Being Alone, Beautiful, and Bodies : I can build an inpenetratable wall
 around Asgard. Only thing I want as payment
 is the goddess of love, Freya..
 Okay everybody, calm down.
 This isn't the first time a jotun
 wanted me for his bride
 I'm used to this problem by
 now and we just gotta-
 and the beautiful Sun and sexy Moon.

 YOU WANT ME AS PART OF A HAREM!!?!?!
 I'VE NEVER BEEN SO DISRESPECTED!!!!
systlin:
would-we-be-friends-if-i:

thehmn:

In case you don鈥檛 know this story, the Norse gods wanted a wall around Asgard to protect themselves and a jotun only known as The Builder offers to make it in exchange for Freya, Sun and Moon. Freya gets rightfully pissed and refuses (no word on Sun or Moon鈥檚 feelings about this), so Loki turns into a female horse and lures The Builder鈥檚 horse away, causing all work on the wall to stop. Because he can鈥檛 finish the wall The Builder has to leave without Freya, Sun and Moon. Loki disappears for 9 nine months and returns with an eight-legged foal (yes, he had sex with the horse and got pregnant. I know you all love that part). The end.
For some reason people often leave out that The Builder wanted Sun and Moon too, and English translations often translate it to 鈥渢he sun and moon鈥 as if he wanted the heavenly bodies, but no, he wanted the goddess and god responsible for said heavenly bodies. He absolutely intended to have sex with all of them which is why a lot of translations leave out Moon because ew that鈥檚 gay.
Freya didn鈥檛 want to marry a Jotun, let alone as part of a god damn harem me thinks.


Hoooold up are you telling me the Sun is female in Norse myth? Cuz its usually male, across other mythology. 

Yep. Mani is the god of the moon, and Sol is the goddess of the sun in Norse myth.

systlin: would-we-be-friends-if-i: thehmn: In case you don鈥檛 know this story, the Norse gods wanted a wall around Asgard to protect themse...