Most recently published stories in Education.
An Open Letter to My RA
Listen here bitch, I'm sick and tired of you coming up to our apartment, telling us we are too loud, and it constantly sounds like we're partying. Bitch we ain't ever even home.
What I Learned Being Gay in High School
Okay first, let me clarify. I am the 1%, I'm genderfluid, semi-closeted, and I never dated anyone in high school. The closet I got to kissing someone was when I almost ran into them in the hallway.
Thoughtful Gifts for Teachers
Whether your child is in school or you want to show your own teachers some appreciation, the holidays are the perfect time to do so. With them just around the corner, this gift guide of thoughtful gifts for teachers is made of the perfect options to show them you're thinking of them during this time of year.
Footnote on the Lunacy of Public Services
I do not, of course, mean that to have public services is lunatic, I merely wish to comment on the bizarre structures and unwritten operational rules which undermine the smooth running of these services. It is foolish to assume that there is any joined up thinking in such institutions. Heaven forbid that an employee or service user should expect one aspect of the running of a school, for example, to marry up with the running of another aspect of that same school. And of course, every employee should know exactly how the winding and contradictory systems work, without ever having had it explained to them. I must have missed the training which taught us how to absorb this knowledge by osmosis.
Why I Joined a Sorority
I never in my life would’ve thought I’d have joined a sorority. I grew up with three brothers, I played basketball and worked out, I watched Will Ferrell movies and can out-burp anyone I know. So how did I end up in a sorority?
We Were Legends
One week to go. Graduation was right around the corner and right now the only thing that mattered to the senior class was to accomplish a great senior prank. Jacob and Blair had been plotting the execution of a seamless and successful senior prank for months now. It had all come down to this.
Learn from My Mistakes in College
Learn from my mistakes in college. As someone who recently graduated from university I’ve learned a lot, most of it I didn’t apply, but learned the hard way.
Throughout every walk of life we are told that art is the child of creativity. As a student, we know that this isn't true; anyone can be an artist. Art, as a child, is usually fun and full of freedom, we are given the reins to expand our mind onto paper or fabric. However the governments and schools have took the life and individualism out of art, for me and many of my peers.
'You Will Never Be a Star!'
As my time at community college was coming to a close, I had done three acting classes, one improv class, three musicals, and one drama. To date, it is the only dramatic play I have ever done. It was Landford Wilson's Balm in Gilead; a very large cast, 20 or so characters, set in a NYC diner in the 60s (granted I could Google for accuracy but won't. Going off memory on this one). The diner was filled with hookers and drug addicts, and ME; the waitress. The story is not at all about the waitress, but of course it was. My director's name was Craig. He would be the first of many teachers I would look up to during my journey. He was never a creepy guy, but he did day-drink a lot, so that did color his overall approach a lot of times. After the show wrapped up, we had an exit professional survival audition where we would get direct, pointed feedback on what our teachers thought our next steps should be. I did a monologue I found from some soap opera. In my head, soaps were the first stop on a long road to a big career, so it would be important for me to get used to that style of performing. I finished my monologue, proud as punch, waiting to be told all the star power I hold inside of me.
5 Things I've Learned About Being a Music Major
"What's your major?" "Music Education" "Oh." When I was a freshman in college, I had a ton of family members, friends, and just the common public asking me this question. When I responded with "Music Education" I got puzzled looks, and more commonly, I got asked what I could possibly do with that degree. As this continued on, and I started my first year as a music major, this really got too me. I continued to ask myself, "Well heck, why would I ever wanna teach high school music?" But as I continued on into this program, I realized why I, along with everyone else does it. Music is a lifestyle, and we want to share our lifestyle with the people around us.
How To Become Fluent in Any Language
You have a hard time learning a language? It could be for work, a trip abroad, or even for self interest. Learning a foreign language to the fluent level is known to be extremely hard and to some impossible even with help from school or immersion. Fear not, the majority of people who fail to learn a foreign language simply do not have a good learning plan. If you follow the guidelines below, you will definitely be on your way to become fluent very quickly.
Performing Arts School Auditions for Dummies
The wait is over. You've sent off all your applications to all of the performing arts colleges you've ever wanted to go to. You've crossed your fingers and hoped for the best. You've opened that letter only to discover you've been offered multiple auditions at multiple prestigious institutions of performing arts—fantastic! Now what? Well, now it's time to get prepared.