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“you’re skeptical”
was the hardest thing
i herd in therapy
because i didn’t believe it
not for a split second
“it’s understandable, you not believing
in anyone
everyone in your life lying to you at some point
or several points all the time”
she said
but i did not believe 
i was skeptical 
then i made that face 
“that’s the face you made when 
you think every word i’m saying is bullshit
the thing you do with your nose
when you do that i know this is not working for you”
she said
but i could not believe i was skeptical 
i thought i believe in love
in people
even in fairies sometimes
but i didn’t
and actually, i didn’t fully trust anything 
not even him
and it took time for him to accept 
i did not trust him 
but he trusted me 
and understood it before i did 
so he knows i don’t fully believe in anything
and i do this thing with my nose
but he trusts me 
and my process
and the thing i do with my nose
and when i’m not trusting i will get pass things 
he repeats “i trust you, i believe in you”
and that 
oh that is the most beautiful way of saying
“i love you” to a skeptical person
—  he believes i can fly
Assigning the Parents Homework: Homework as a socio-economic indicator

A recent tweet went out where a parent mentioned that her daughter was only able to complete her homework after she had been able to use a home printer, a laptop, home internet service, a large pair of scissors, glue sticks, white and colored paper as well as some other materials. The parent wanted to know if a student that did not have access to the same materials would have been able to complete the assignment. Did the homework assess her child’s learning, or did it assess parental resources?

Homework in general over the years, has come under pressure as not a particularly effective way of assisting student learning. If you think about the way we have always assigned homework, the traditional method has been that a lesson is presented in class, and then the students are asked to solve some set of problems based on the lesson presented. Among the many issues in this model is the one that the student must complete the homework sans the teacher, then hope that the completed work is “good enough” to get a passing grade. I struggled mightily in high school Calculus as Mrs. Martin, goodness bless her, spent 45 minutes a day working on a problem across an 18 foot blackboard, showing us how to do one problem, and then assigned us 3 or more similar problems as homework. Was it an assignment based on how we could problem solve, or on note taking skills, or how well we stayed awake during her demonstration? Or on puzzle solving, as the answer she often came up with did not match the one in her hefty teacher’s edition? Whatever the case, it didn’t seem to matter, as I received an 84 no matter how hard I worked. To this day, no one has asked me ever to do an integration or a proof or to differentiate anything. My parents and siblings knew nothing of Calculus, and my friends, who were not in the class, were of no help. I did not have Khan Academy to guide me, so my entire year of homework in that class was essentially a nightly wild guess. Was I being assessed on my limited Calculus knowledge, my note taking skills, or my ability to guess an answer?

Which brings us back to homework completion as a socio economic indicator. Students that have ready access to resources outside of class, no matter the type of resource, are much more likely to correctly complete a homework assignment than those that do not have access to those same resources.

Say for instance that a student has been assigned homework that requires then to do a critical analysis of Moby Dick by Herman Melville. In my day (a phrase I use more and more the older I get) my friends and I would run to the local book store and buy up the Cliff Notes for $3.99 each, which not only had a summary of the work but also some analysis of it which we promptly copied and “paraphrased” to make it at least look like we had an original thought. It never dawned on me, nor probably to my teachers at the time, that there were probably kids in the class that could not afford to go to the bookstore and purchase the Cliff Notes version of Moby Dick. Today, a student would use the internet to do a search of a critical analysis of Moby Dick and probably do the same thing, albeit they now can watch corresponding videos, lectures about Moby Dick, perhaps even a TED talk about Herman Melville.

Today, it is not uncommon for teachers to assign homework that might require some kind of connectivity. Even something as seemingly benign as asking students to watch a presidential debate or a State of the Union Address assumes that students have access to televisions or news media in the evening. While most do, some do not.

Sometimes, that is quite the assumption and in many cases leads to a gap between those students whose families have access to information outside of home and those that do not. This disparity, when applied to completion of homework is called “The Homework Gap.” Over 5 million US students, according to one study, do not have access to the internet at their homes. (And don’t get me going about Smartphones…have you ever tried to complete an assignment using a smartphone?) But the idea of the “gap” should go beyond simply having access to the internet after school hours. Do students have access to other tools that might be required to finish an assignment? As a child, I remember one homework assignment was to create some kind of diorama using a shoebox as a stage, something children that grew up in my generation probably are quite familiar with. The expectation by the teacher of course, was that everyone simply had an empty shoebox just hanging around the house somewhere that could be used for this assignment. My family had no such thing: we tossed our shoeboxes when we got home. So we spent hours going to various shoe and department stores looking for empty shoeboxes. So much time in fact, that there was little time left to complete the actual diorama. Who did a better diorama? The kid that had the shoebox readily viable at home of course. (Curses to you Marci! You always had better dioramas!) The point was of course that kids with access to the tools to complete the homework were more successful than those that did not.

There are ways to correct the homework gap problem of course. The most obvious is avoid assigning homework at all. Multiple studies have shown that homework has little or no (even negative) academic affect for students in elementary schools, and limited effect in secondary grades. Many schools have even decided to have a “no homework” policy, instead adopting a flipped classroom model, where the traditional “homework” is done during class time. Another model is to provide the tools that studens need to complete the assignments, whether they are shoeboxes or internet hotspots. The “1 Million Project,” part of the legacy Project Connect from the Obama administration, is one such example and provides free Internet hotspots for students in need so that they have connectivity to the internet after school hours.

Educators need to think long and hard about what type of homework they assign to students. Is the homework truly academically useful outside of school or is it something that could better be completed in class? Does it require tools that a child may not readily have available at home? Will the cost of completing the homework put an undue burden on parents with limited means?

Children that live in homes where homework can easily be completed by willing-accomplance parents with means who can supply them the tools, the tutors, and the time have a distinct advantage ECONOMICALLY over similar students that may not have these home tools, and grades given for homework can, in many cases, reflect more of a home economic status than any kind of student ability.

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Sunt egoist ce-i drept , nu impart ura cu nimeni
Si daca-as imparti , te-as alunga de langa mine!!!
Dar te-as chema inapoi cand as termina cu ura.
Te-as strange la pieptul meu si apoi as striga URAAAA !
Today’s kids might be digital natives — but a new study shows they aren’t close to being computer literate

I have been saying this for years…

From the article:

“A data point was recently released that confirmed the crisis in our kids’ digital literacy. According to the International Computer and Information Literacy 2018 study only 2 percent of students reach the highest level of computer and information literacy and computational thinking skills, meaning they can work independently with technology to gather and manage information, and do so with precision and evaluative judgment.

Students were asked to demonstrate through simulated computer-based real-world scenarios the knowledge, judgment, and skills needed to access, process, and communicate information with technology. Such information literacy and critical thinking, in a technology context, is necessary to participate effectively in our era, and those to come. They are the sorts of abilities that allow our students to solve complex problems and produce texts, products, and communications in multiple digital modes.

The results demonstrate our students are in deep trouble.”

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US Spends more on prisons than on education.

The U.S. spends more on prisons and jails than it does on educating children – and 15 states spend at least $27,000 more per prisoner than they do per student, according to a new report.

Americans account for 4.4 percent of the global population, but 22 percent of the world’s prison population.

California spends $8.6 billion a year on its prison system, more than any other state, averaging $64,642 per inmate. It’s also the state with the biggest gap between education and prison spending, paying just $11,495 per student for a difference of $53,146, according to a new analysis by personal finance site GoBankingRates.

Several factors play into the imbalance, including U.S. incarceration rates, which have more than tripled over the past three decades – even as crime rates have fallen. During the same period, government spending on K-12 education increased by 107 percent, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Education.


Time for an update! So I left you with the news that I was allowed a pre-trial trial of the day patient program in Maidenhead. I’ve been sporadically going for the last 4 weeks and it is super hard. I went in for breakfast on the first day and was offered apple or orange juice, a selection of cereals (with milk) and white or brown toast. I was shocked by how much there was and it was so overwhelming. I managed the bowl of cornflakes and the milk with it, but couldn’t face the juice or toast. I also went way over the 30 allowed time but it was my first day, it was so so hard and I cried on the way home because my brain went straight to counting up the calories and it was horrible.

BUT I went back a few days later to try again. This time I met with the dietician and I managed the cereal and the juice, and a few bites of the the toast. Afterwards I spoke with the lady who assessed me and she asked if I think 4 half days of intensive support is enough to help me make lasting changes, and I replied that I didn’t know but I’d much rather give it my best shot. I went again last Thursday, this time for lunch. It was so scary, I was faced with a ham sandwich, a corner yogurt and a packet of crisps. I freaked out a bit but I ate the sandwich, but it was hard because it was the biggest challenge I’ve had in a very long time and pretty much the most ‘solid’ thing (eg not a mush of some variation). I also managed half of the yogurt which I was pretty proud of coz that just reminds me of IP.


I’ve managed to start having cornflakes at home but I’m struggling with everything else. It’s so hard to fight the restriction urges when it feels like I’m eating so much in one sitting (I’m aware that it is not so much but it feels like it). I feel so big and like I don’t need treatment because I don’t feel or look ill, my brain tried to convince me that everyone is lying to me and it’s a scary place to be. The nurse phoned me yesterday as I’m at home this week to ask how I am doing and if I had spoken to my Kent therapist. Basically she thinks I should find out about the IP options they’re offering because DP could take 9 months to complete and I may need more support to make changes, because eating off the unit is so difficult. I’ve been given so many choices to make, but I’ve said I was to stick with day patient for now, and I’m starting the proper trial ‘readiness’ period next week with the aim to eat the whole of breakfast and lunch over four days wishin a two week period. I’m terrified. It feels like so much and I don’t know how I’m going to cope. To be honest, I’ve had many conversations about deferring from uni because I feel like this is the start of a dark period and I don’t want to put my degree at risk, it means too much to me even though idk what I’m going to do with it. It’s so hard to feel like I deserve recovery when in my head I look normal, maybe slightly underweight and when my head convinces me that within 2 weeks I’ll look fine. This is also why I don’t want IP, and the fact I don’t want to leave Sam. I am certain I’ve gained over these past few weeks because body checking urges are ridiculous which is again making it so hard. Please note that I don’t believe you have to look a certain way or weigh a certain amount to warrant recovery, I don’t believe that at all, but you know how EDs work - this is what my brain is hellbent on and I hate it.

GOOD NEWS NOW💡 on Halloween I carved a pumpkin shaped like Boris Johnson becaus ehes the scariest thing I could think of and everyone loved it, we had soooo many kids knock on the door and soooo many parents took photos of our artistic creations. Second good news: I GOT MY FIRST CAR!!! I hated driving at first because the clutch is so different to what I’m used to and I couldn’t make it go, but now I’ve got the hang of it (99%) and drive alone for 25 minutes today!! I felt so ill about it all night but I did it! Despite some idiots on the road, namely an old man on a mobility scooter on a hill of one of the most dangerous 50mph road son my area 😡 but we did it!! Trying to hold on to the good ❣️

Querido Henry

Sonhei com você esta noite. Sonhei que o Pavini, um dos seus amores, veio até mim pra contar que você havia morrido. Acordei completamente agoniado, angustiado, triste. O procurei pra saber se tinha notícias suas e acabei descobrindo coisas que disse ai meu respeito que só constataram o qhe eu ja sabia…Não sei o pq fez isso e não entendo seus motivos, se é que tem. Mas por favor, não continue destruindo quem mais te amou.


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@bigheart_asia and I were very impressed with these little robots. Asia and I are thinking about adding these to our robotics Christmas List! Are you listening Santa 🎅

Big shoutout to our friend @namko_robatix for demonstrating how these cute little cubes work!
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