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My seniors wrap up their school year this week. I’m writing their report card comments right now, and I’m nearly in tears thinking about saying goodbye to them. They’re such great kids. 

This sounds cheesy and ridiculous, but I didn’t know how much love my heart could hold until I started teaching. It’s sad to see them go, but I’ve gotten to see them grow and learn. I’ve gotten to see their faces light up with passion about issues they care about. I’m thrilled to see them enter life after high school and know I got to be part of their journey. 

If you’re reading this and going through a bad place right now, never, ever give up. When I was in high school, I was not in a good place. I had been abused, had other family issues, and was not especially happy as a person. I didn’t know I would be this happy at age 23. Never, ever, ever give up. You never know if your bittersweet tears could be just around the corner. 

Boston Uncornered is a unique program focused on getting gang-involved youth off the streets and into the classroom, in part by paying them to do it. 

“t’s not enough to say, ‘Come on get in there you can be great.’ You need a way to focus on education. You need a way to get out of the crew the gang and the activities you are involved in,” co-founder Mark Culliton said.

NBC’s Steve Patterson talks to participants about the bold proposal and how it aims to change lives.

Watch more from the program’s founders.

Watch more from adviser Luis Rodrigues.

I’m reading a book for homeschooling parents (The Brave Learner by Julie Bogart) and it talks about fan fiction! In a positive way! Read this:

“Imagine your child reads a book series he loves. He watches all the movies three times until he’s quoting the main characters. He discovers there’s a game version of the story. He plays it. The immersive experience acts like kindling (fuel) for his imagination. All that’s needed is a spark to dive deep into the topic. Your child stumbles across a fan fiction website that ignites his imagination! He wants to write! His own scene for the characters! 

… . What might happen to our little fan fiction writer once a parent gets involved? You have a choice when witnessing the eruption of a fiery passion in your child - to either direct a bellows at the flame, or to dump a bucket of cold water over it. Your child, the budding author, asks you to read the story. If you’re a parent with a bellows, you’ll notice the energy of the writing, the powerful language, the congruence between original characters and the child’s depiction, the imagination, the sheer wonder that your child took the initiative to write - without it being an assignment. You may also notice rambling, run-on sentences; gaps in logic; and spelling mistakes. These you overlook in favor of the raging fire. You realize now is not the time to tamp it. It’s the time to blow on it!”

Great advice, first of all, and second look at how mainstream and accepted this medium is becoming as a valid art form! It’s exciting!

 @hollyethecurious @kmomof4 thought of the two of you!

Thought of the day:

“There are three things you can do to make yourself more intelligent: Read, learn Music, and learn a Foreign Language.”

-My dad, and I have no idea where he heard it. If anyone knows please tell me.

When I was a baby my dad would read me to sleep. He was dead tired from working graveyard shifts at the Post Office and he would fall asleep on my bed next to me in the middle of the story. Contrary to the point of this ritual, I’d be wide awake wanting to know how it ended, so, naturally, I started taking the book from him and reading it myself. I would read him to sleep when I was four years old. He still gets a kick out of telling this story. To this day I cant keep my nose out of a book, blog, window sign, etc. etc.

In first grade I started dance lessons, unknowingly beginning to build an ability to interpret music. In fourth grade I started violin lessons in my grade school’s extracurricular program. Dad was happy. He hadn’t been allowed to play an instrument all through his school years due to financial constraints and he was overjoyed to support me where he wasn’t. I loved these activities deeply and they became my world outside of books.

In my Sophomore year of high school I found out about a special Language study program that existed only in my school district called Center for International Studies. It provided classes for Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Russian and Geo Politics. The CIA visited us every year to handshake. I had developed an interest in Japanese language and culture along with my friends. We wanted to understand our anime and manga better so we all signed up. This literally lead to my world breaking open several times over and I cannot imagine where I’d be if I hadn’t been encouraged to participate. 

I acknowledge the plethora of privileges I have had to have been able to do these things. I also cant forget that my parents sacrificed a LOT to provide them to me. We were not wealthy; they made a modest living and poured everything they had into my activities. But that sacrifice was important to my parents.

I knew this so when I told my parents hesitantly that I didn’t want to dance or play violin anymore my dad told me this quote and followed it with the question: “Do you know why?” I said no, why? And his answer blew my mind. 

Because Foreign language, Music and Reading are all ways to understand and process what other people are saying.

It was so important to my dad that I have the ability to understand and think critically about other peoples thoughts that they strained their livelihoods for it. It was never about their expectations for me. It was always about opportunity and empowerment. It is the greatest gift I’ve ever been given, right after the name Samantha. (I’ll explain why in a future post!)

I really want to find a way to give this gift to others. Listening is my greatest superpower and I want to use it to make the world a better place.

If you have the ability to, please encourage others to communicate. Please never force anyone to do anything. Everyone learns at their own pace. Let people have the opportunity to grow and do your best in the meantime to keep yourself safe and happy. If you are not safe and happy and are unable to get yourself there, I yearn for your comfort. When you can, please try to reach out to someone who can make your safety happen. 

P.S. To school boards and decision makers and stuff-

On a related note, pls support and fund the arts programs in schools gosh dang it. They are like crazy important. I promise. KThxBye.

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Dark academia with a murder plot is all well and good , but try pulling that sort of highly planned thing at my college? the excuses would range from “ I don’t have a break on that period ” to “ I’m going home early ” or “ I thought we were going for food-” with a constant atmosphere of utter exhaustion.

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge afish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~ Albert Einstein.

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05.22.19 ~ Summoning the Excellence Within

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Each person has an area where God has gifted them to excel, and it’s the wise educator who discovers that area in a child. An excellent teacher will bring excellence out of the one who can’t find it in themselves.

Galatians 6:1-5 (Passion)

My beloved friends, if you see a believer who is overtaken with a fault, may the one who overflows with the Spirit seek to restore him. Win him over with gentle words, which will open his heart to you and will keep you from exalting yourself over him. Love empowers us to fulfill the law of the Anointed One as we carry each other’s troubles. If you think you are too important to stoop down to help another, you are living in deception.

Let everyone be devoted to fulfill the work God has given them to do with excellence, and their joy will be in doing what’s right and being themselves, and not in being affirmed by others. Every believer is ultimately responsible for his or her own conscience.

Questions:
~ What do I consistently do to bring out excellence in others? What actions can I take to do that better?
~ How does God call out excellence in me? Is it one-on-one? Through others? How can I be more aware of God’s affect in my life?  

Prayer:

Jesus - 
Thank you for seeing the excellence in me and pulling it out. Help me to do the same for others. Help me to be affirming to others, as I am affirmed by You. Help me to understand and live as if Your praise and affirmation is the only important thing. Yes + Amen. 

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Meth.

My Experiment with meth was a good experience to encounter for once after never trying it and always hearing how bad it is. I found myself very focused on skills like reading seeing and hearing. This drug very much deleted my personality the next 6 hours and I became a machine that just kept running 24/7. It is a very powerful drug as if I can do anything and nothing can stop me, though these were very good attributes, I also saw and felt the abuse that comes into play without taking anymore. It is very hard to keep balance with this hard drug because after my very first hit my brain and body wanted more and more to the point where you’re not using the drug for its capabilities and you’re just spinning yourself out in the head. I really wish to use this drug for projects but now knowing how powerful this is I refuse to touch it again.

Aftermath: Descreased mood in personality (aka) Death.