How to Organize an Entire Semester

the-all-inclusive-guide-to-organizing-an-entire-semester-in-two-hoursDearest reader,

I cannot wait to start preparing for my new semester. Back-to-school shopping makes me so happy, it’s no wonder I decided to become a teacher. I love gathering all the supplies and syllabi and writing down due dates and club meetings. This is the first thing I do every semester as soon as the syllabi for my classes becomes available. There’s something so satisfying to me scheduling and preparing for my new semester. Continue reading

Beginner’s Guide to Feminism

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Dearest reader,

 

I had no idea what feminism was a few years ago. I felt so stupid for not knowing what this was when so many people around me seemed to have strong opinions on it. 

Two years ago I graduated high school. A few months later I was thrust into college, where I began to learn things that public education would have never even began to cover. In a few of my classes, we discussed France’s ban on hijabs and burqas (you can read more about it here in the Huffington Post article). Since this is a religious topic and there is a ‘separation’ of church and state, we would have been extremely limited in this discussion at my high school. In classes ranging from child development to English 104, we also discussed LGBTQ+ rights and their impacts on communities and families. Being extremely interested in these topics myself, I did self research after class. The articles and news reports I found introduced me to feminism, an interest I take part in which has only been furthered as my college career continues. Continue reading