There are a number of students in my GCSE class that have behavioural issues and if they feel uncomfortable they can do anything from storm out of the classroom to throwing chairs and punching their tables. They’re great kids, they just dont always see the light at the end of the tunnel and when they are in stressful situations they dont know what to do other than lash out sometimes. They are 10 months away from their final exams and the pressure is being mounted on them in every aspect of their school lives.
Last week one of the students saw me making little origami stars. Its something I do when I’m feeling anxious to help me focus on something else. He asked if I could show him how to make them. He had been clenching his fists all lesson, which I’ve noticed is a tell that he is struggling to retain composure. I gave him a strip of paper and talked it through with him. Soon half of the class were asking me to show them. They all picked it up really quickly.
After about five minutes and about 8 stars later, the student sat back down and was in a much calmer and motivated mood for the rest of the lesson. Our next lesson I placed a box of paper strips on my desk and when I saw anyone getting worked up about their work I silently placed a strip in front of them and let them get on with it. The lesson after I was amazed to see that students would go up to the box of their own accord, pick up a few strips and head back to their desks to continue working after calming down.
Yesterday I brought a large jar into the classroom and placed my anxiety stars in there. The boys put their strsss stars in there too. When they fill the jar I’m going to bring sweets into the lesson to celebrate them working hard and working through their problems in a positive manner. I know I’m not the teacher they deserve just yet but I feel like I’ve made a big breakthrough with them.
art therapy is important.
BOND is a tiny touch module. It can be a pendant or a bracelet but it comes in pairs. You keep one and you give one to a friend. When you touch it, your friend feels it. No matter where they are on the planet. We don’t do tweets, we do tickles.
we need this
gonna put it on my dick
THAT IS NOT THE INTENDED USE SIR
If I had a dick I would put it on my dick
My boobs feel awesome today ngl.
Hi Lioness, I hope that you’re doing well. I’m coming out of a rough patch right now, where I was really struggling to love my body after a comment someone said to me. “I prefer skinny girls.” I was crushed, not because I had even wanted to be with the person who said that to me, but because he had said the one thing that all my little inner demons told me: that I was unloveable, undesirable, and ugly because of my size… and that was when I realized that my little demons and this awful man were full of shit. I found this shirt as I was getting ready after taking some pictures. “Don’t Hide Your Love” it reads, and I thought it fit so well with what I’d been going through-I’m not going to hide my love for myself anymore, because I deserve to be happy in my skin.Yours,ReddHi Redd, i’m sorry to hear that you had to audibly hear your nightmares affirmed. I can absolutely tell you this has happened to me and it’s devastating, especially if you really like the other person. You have to create a healthy life for yourself - and having that negativity around you doesn’t help. Just as your shirt says, don’t hide your love - don’t hide who you are. We’re constantly growing and evolving. Love who you are today and be excited about who you’ll be tomorrow.
It scares me sometimes how easy it is for to want to beat some people senseless! Miss Redd, I’m sorry you ever had to live through that :( I’m sure your a peach of a person AND you’re kinda cute too ;) Good luck my dear
Yup, I know this feeling… all too well.
Love the shirt ;-)
New York. Rosemary Williams drinking coffee, 1949. Photos by Stanley Kubrick.
how the fuck do some girls get boyfriends so easily like wtf do you just create them in your basement or what
In just seven days, oh baby, I can make you a maaaaaaaaan
I believe that Rocky Horror fans just stole a text post and I love it.
You never know when or where Frankie might show up.
Maybe I should just say, “Get the government outta my fucking snatch.”
Inspired by X
Yeeeees it’s happening!
I love how the Internet can take a weird idea, proclaim that it’s unassailably true, and then rapidly actualize that truth.
wear a trashbag with arm holes cut out and nothing else i guarentee somebody at some point will say something you can disagree with