Words I needed today. Reposted from @glennondoyle The above passage is from my book, Love Warrior. Pain is often the receipt of love. It’s proof we paid the price. It’s holy, perfect, exactly right. So let’s quit grabbing away each other’s pain and instead just say: I see your pain. Thank you for trusting me enough to share it with me. I’ll sit with you in it. Love you. G #LoveWarrior #LoveWarriorBook Reposted from @glennondoyle
It’s time for another #FeaturedTeacherFriday! 📚🥰💪🏻Today’s teacher is Tej Carbone from Florida. Tej is both a teacher and a school social worker and I am so inspired by her attitude! Here’s her story: “Hi! I’m a 33 year old former licensed clinical social worker that felt the call to the classroom. I spent this past year studying and taking certification exams in order to obtain certification as an educator. I’m now certified as a school social worker, k-6 teacher and ESE. I will be teaching 2nd and 3rd grade in a small, special needs inclusion tuition-free charter school. Half of our students have documented disabilities, and a majority of our students are on free/reduced lunch. Our salaries are even less than that of our public school counterparts, yet we serve such a unique population. We have students ranging from profound intellectual disabilities all the way up to gifted, working together in the same class. This provides a unique set of challenges , but one which I am so excited to take on. As this is my first year teaching, I do not have any income with which to supply my classroom with necessities (my first check won’t come until late August), but I would love to create a calming space, with resources for ALL of my students to be successful. I will be teaching at UCP of Central Florida, Bailes campus. We are moving to a new building this year and expanding, so I’m getting a brand new classroom. This is exciting but also means I’m starting from scratch. Thank you so much for your help!” Her wishlist will be in my bio and once again- sending a massive smooch to everyone who reads this and feels inspired to help. xo! 💗🙌🏻📚
Life's a bench. 💡#TheGoodPlace will see you on Thursday, September 26 for our final season. ❤️ Reposted from @nbcthegoodplace
My smallest baby bunny graduated her preschool class yesterday. I love u to the moon and back DBS 🌈💫🌈💫 ( @leletny mama barrette)
Ever feel like this? Me too. Often. It's okay to not feel ok. We'll get through it together. Love you bbs. @warnerbrostv #WBSDCC
This #FeaturedTeacherFriday 📚we are headed to Texas! Lanie’s attitude of compassion & inclusivity is amazing. Here’s her story: “I was born and raised in Austin, Texas! I have been teaching 4th grade for 5 years and I love every minute of it! My students are my world! They are loving, caring, compassionate, inquisitive, and sometimes hyper! As a class, we build a community so we can rely on one another. We build trust with restorative circles and hold each other accountable for our actions! I work with a very diverse population and most students come from low-income families. The schools I’ve worked at are Title 1 schools, meaning that they receive federally funded support. For some of my students, school is the only place they will receive a meal and have as a safe space with someone to trust. Throughout the year I personally purchase my students supplies, backpacks, coats, clothes, books and snacks. While my students are my family, I’m also very proud of the family my wife and I have built. I am out to my students and their parents, and while it’s been challenging at times, it’s worth it. It’s important to me that students have reassurance that it’s okay to be ‘different.’ This year I had a student tell me they were scared of life and who they were until they found out I was a lesbian. She said I made her realize that she wasn’t weird and that something wasn’t wrong with her. She said that reassurance saved her life. If I can save one child’s life, that’s enough for me. This next year I will be starting a GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) at Howard Norman Elementary in Hutto, TX for any and all that would like to join! I want to make sure students have a safe place to go to. All kids need to learn about acceptance, empathy, kindness. With the GSA and in my classroom, all of these things will be taught! Thank you for any and all help!” Lanie’s wishlist will be in my bio. Oh, and I love you guys. 💗💪🏻🧠📚
Since I told my friends not to buy me anything for my birthday, this year they decided to get me HUMAN PRESENTS. I didnt get to keep either of them, but the few hours we spent together was enough to make me feel like the luckiest girl for the rest of my life. Oh man oh man I love my friends so much. ❤❤ @bensplatt❤❤ #linmanuelmiranda ❤❤
Smiling in a group shot is easy. Openly weeping in a group shot takes confidence, and juuuust sprinkle of crazy. #sdcc2019
I'll be fine guys. As soon as I can figure out how to breathe again.
Update from #sdcc2019 : Lin-Manuel Miranda is the new sloth.
UPDATE- the link in my bio has been updated and should be working!! For all who are looking to donate, please see that link! Xo For anyone wondering what to get me this year... Check out @inspire.dr I’m going to match every donation made, including recurring donations! (So if u sign up for 10 bucks a month for a year, I'll match $120) Think we can make the goal of 63K in a week? I dare u to drain my bank account! If you feel inspired to help or want to help me celebrate, click the link in my bio. I Love @inspire.dr and I love you guys.
It hasn't even begun yet, and its already been the best birthday ever. THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! @immfamtogether xoxox
Happy #FeaturedTeacherFriday 📚everyone! I know it’s summer break, but teachers still need school supplies and I really love doing these posts! So please meet Veronica! “My name is Veronica Landa and I have been working at Turtle Hook Middle School on Long Island, New York as a 6th and 7th grade Spanish teacher. These three years have truly been the greatest years of my life! I am very passionate about teaching a diverse group of students and strive to make a difference in their lives. Attending graduate school two nights a week has also helped me grow as a teacher and provide the best education for my students. My school is a Title 1 school. The population mainly consists of African American and Hispanic students. The majority of the students at THMS are economically disadvantaged and come from low-income families. Students are also given free breakfast and lunch. Many of my students struggle to afford books and other resources needed to succeed academically. Every day I strive to teach, guide, and support my students to become successful individuals. As a Spanish teacher, students are learning to engage in conversation and expand their knowledge about other cultures in the world. Creating a multicultural classroom teaches students to embrace and respect other cultures. I also incorporate a lot of technology games and videos in my classroom to motivate and engage my students throughout each lesson. This opportunity would help me incorporate books to expand my Spanish library and enhance students’ reading comprehension skills. My students will also be able to improve their speaking and writing skills and knowledge of the Hispanic culture. I truly love teaching Spanish and enjoy learning about my students each and every day. Any help would be greatly appreciated!” Her wishlist will be in my bio. Love you guys. 🧠📚💪🏻
Grateful for so many things today.
I’m so happy it’s #FeaturedTeacherFriday! #TGIFTF 📚🧠👍🏻 Meet Adam Benoit from Lincolnton, NC! Heres the message he sent me... “I have been a high school science teacher since 2005; I specialize in physics, but also teach chemistry, physical science, earth & environmental science, and pre-caclulus (one time). I love science, and I love teaching science, but I feel that my classroom is lacking in supplies that would go a long way to improve interest in STEM among my students. I have recently introduced 3D printing and computer programming into my classroom through a grant that was awarded to the school, and would love to incorporate it and other STEM related fields, to a greater extent. The lack of standard supplies and apparatus make it difficult to do so because the students need to learn the scientific and engineering skills within the curriculum in order to apply them to these other fields. When I first arrived at Lincolnton High School each department had a budget to buy supplies. A few years later, that was taken away due to state budget cuts and getting content specific supplies has become a hassle because there wasn't enough money in the budget to go around. This has resulted in myself, and most of my colleagues, supplying our classrooms ourselves. This is difficult for the classes I teach, and I am sure most science teachers would agree, because many of the supplies are consumable and expensive. Despite that, my colleagues and I have persisted to buy supplies with our own money to be sure that our students get a proper science education. Thank you for this opportunity!” The wishlist for Adam’s classroom is in my bio. (I just sent him the printer!) 📚💗💥💪🏻 love you guys for reading and helping.
I have a very tiny announcement to make! #Repost @thetinychefshow ・・・ Well we have some super exciting news to announce!!! The Tiny Chef Show is partnering with IMAGINE @imagineentertainment , ( @realronhoward @swsperber65 @briangrazer ) and @kristenanniebell as we move forward and find all the best ways to elevate and capture The Tiny Chef’s big ol’ heart and share him with the world in the best ways possible. How. Cool. Is. This? . . While the tiny team is super excited we are waiting to tell The Chef until after his two week thank you week is over because to be honest he is completely consumed with getting all of his thank yous just right and we think this would over stimulate him at the moment. (He still doesn’t understand the K next to our followers number and the team has allowed him to assume we’re still pretty small potato’s so he doesn’t get overwhelmed!) We will find a safe and gentle way to let him know this incredible news. . . . LINK IN BIO FOR FULL DEADLINE ARTICLE ON PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT! #Repost @realronhoward with @get_repost ・・・ So excited to partner with @thetinychefshow!
These are best buddies who need to stay together if anyone can take them! Chico & Luna 💙💕Chico #A1449862 7yo neutered male 58lbs Luna #A1840234 3yo spayed female 12lbs. Arrived at the shelter together as ‘possible owner’ but no one has showed up for them. Please share, comment and tag to help this sweet couple find a new forever home. Available for adoption at the @eastvalleyshelter Shelter Phone (818)756-9323 please call the shelter directly for more info or updates. #readymadefamily
I will protect my neighbors. #Repost @shaunking (@get_repost) ・・・ 🚨ICE Raids are expected to start on Sunday in: - Miami - Atlanta - Chicago - Baltimore - Denver - Houston - Los Angeles - New Orleans - New York City, - San Francisco If you are in any of these cities, please share this info 📢 #ProtectEachOther If I see an ICE agent terrorizing my neighborhood in NYC next week, I commit to protect my neighbor. Will you? #ProtectEachOther
This #FeaturedTeacherFriday we’re going to Brooklyn, NY! Meet Yaskara Ortiz Ramirez! 📚🧠💪🏻 her wishlist will be in my bio and THANK U to everyone who reads and helps!! “I work in a Title 1 school in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, NY. To say I LOVE my school and the community we serve is an understatement! Our community is so diverse and so rich in history and is a beautiful mix of cultures. At the age of 29 after I was married and had already had my two boys (and my little girl was on the way) I decided to leave the corporate world, go back to school and get my Masters degree in Education. Remembering the difference my teachers made in my life when I came to this country at the age of nine pushed me to also get the Bilingual extension. I taught third grade for five years and am currently in my first year of teaching Kindergarten...boy are they energetic! I love my little Supers! Seeing them grow and having a hand in shaping them into good well rounded human beings fills my heart each and every day! My students are eager learners who are working towards being fully bilingual and bi-literate. In addition to all that, they are learning how to read! Recently our school lost our Magnet Grant. We are now a Magnet School without the Magnet money. Our Tech Lab, Smart Boards, and Library could use a lot of love and care AKA updating. Our classrooms, especially those that are Dual Language lack the proper resources such as updated classroom library books and computers/iPads. Every year (if we’re lucky) teachers receive a $200-$250 stipend to help offset what we spend to prepare our classrooms at the start of the school year...I spend that on pencils alone! I pour heart and soul (and many paychecks) into my (school) children while still making sure that my own children feel loved. It is a tough balance, but I can’t say that I could see myself doing anything else.”
Happy fathers day to my one and only #dadbeast, @daxshepard. Thank u for being the softest, gentlest, most hands on dad I could have ever imagined, and thank you for always keeping us laughing. Xo All your girls
Happy Saturday love, Mom and Dad 💓💓💓
It’s #FeaturedTeacherFriday!! Meet Brenna Frost, a 4th grade teacher at Elk Meadow Elementary in Bend, OR. Today also happens to be her last day of school, but she can store all the goodies from her wishlist safely until next year! 👍🏻 “I've been teaching at the elementary level for 13 years. I would describe myself as persistent and passionate about providing my students with a positive school experience each day. My school is a K-5, Title 1 school, meaning many of our families are working incredibly hard each day and are also in need. Approximately 50% of the students receive free/reduced-price lunch at our school. My passion for helping, celebrating, and honoring students with neurodiversities is very personal- My son is on the autism spectrum. He was diagnosed with Asperger's when he was 7 years old. Being his mom makes me incredibly proud. Being his mom has made me a better teacher. He showed me that being different is a good thing. He showed me that kids like him have unique ways of thinking and that makes the world a better, more interesting place to be. Year after year I teach incredible, diverse students. Six languages are spoken at our school! I love my students and their unique minds! Honoring and embracing our differences, including neurological differences like autism, sensory processing disorder, and anxiety is key to the success of all young people. I truly believe that the world would be a boring place if our brains were all the same. By providing my amazing students with sensory seating options, calming fidgets, painting supplies, and some really powerful books about feelings, I can better support all of my students year after year. Items like weighted lap blankets, wobble stools, and other sensory-friendly classroom tools can help kids feel peaceful, safe, and focused at school. The items on my wishlist can soothe, heal, and bring peace and happiness to kids! And I'd love help getting more snacks for my students! I try to give them the best version of myself each day at school, but I'd love to help them even more. Thank you! Her wishlist will be in my bio. Big love to you all! 📚👍🏻😘🧠
❄️❄️❄️ Check back in tomorrow for a tasty Frozen treat :) :) :) #Frozen2 ❄️❄️❄️
Barb and I are both so disappointed these filters dont work on dog faces.
Dear Residents of #TheGoodPlace Neighborhood 12358W...
Fridays are the best days because I get to feature an amazing teacher. Today’s #FeaturedTeacherFriday is Lindsey Henry, who teaches science at the STEAM lab at Tahoe Valley Elementary School in CA. Here’s her story: “My door is always open for kids to come and just be. With the daily pressures of life the kids in my school know they can trust Mrs. Henry to listen to them & love on them no matter what. Tahoe Valley has a student population of 75% free & reduced lunch. Out of 397 students 54 of them are McKinney Vento kiddos. This means they do not have a stable living environment & sometimes are moving around monthly or even weekly. 30% of our school population are English Language learners. Our school science program has been trying to get off the ground for some time now & finally, we have gained the STEAM (pun intended) necessary to incorporate a science program at each of our 4 elementary schools in our small district. Some schools have more than enough others schools have hardly anything. Our school unfortunately, is one that has less. When it come to the science lab my dream is to allow my students to freely discover why science is so cool! I’d love to see my kiddos be able to play with items that most of them wouldn’t be able to experience otherwise. I want my kids to feel comfortable to learn without shame of making mistakes. In my room mistakes are welcome. I want my kids to be able to have a FAIL: First Attempt In Learning! That way they can feel confident to KEEP trying & to stay curious. Unfortunately, our science lab lacks in tangible tools for the kids to use for discovery. My wishlist has some simple things that will allow for uninhibited learning! Thank you!” Her wishlist will be in my bio and I wanna hug and kiss everyone who reads and helps our amazing teachers! 📚💗💪🏻🧠
Did an awesome beach clean up on Sunday with @wavehuggers - made art out of the micro plastics we found, and then did family yoga👍
If anyone is interested, there is a very sad/worried boy named Frank in need of adoption at the @lancasteranimalslaco !!! FRANK 💙 #A5285554 2yo Male is day around 40lbs-ish. Littlest legs. #flippers #sausageroll . Super worried as he was just surrendered to the shelter yesterday. Family stated he was playful and housebroken. Please comment, tag and share this post to help find him his forever home. He’s available for adoption NOW at the @lancasteranimalslaco #adoptlove Shelter phone 661-940-4191
This #FeaturedTeacherFriday we’re gonna get musical with a band teacher from Warren, MI. Meet Adam Busuttil! (😘 to Michigan!) “I have been teaching band at Fitzgerald High School, a Title 1 school, for thirteen years. Our program has some amazing dedicated band students. They work hard day in and day out many times on broken or patched together instruments. The program consists of a 9th grade band, symphony band, marching band, and an audition based band called Wind Ensemble, and an after school voluntary Jazz Band we started this year. These students have had a tough year and I am doing everything to make it a positive one for them. They never ask for much and are always very courteous, kind, humble, and grateful for in everything they do and or receive. I am extremely proud of their work and try to help them in anyway I can. I have gotten to know many amazing students and community members since starting at Fitzgerald in 2005. I started teaching because I have always enjoyed working with kids. I am passionate about sharing how exciting music can be, and teaching kids to be more than to just be consumers of music. It’s important to me that students leave my classroom not only with a musical background, but also the ability to think critically about the world around them while also having a better understanding of the arts. Outside of teaching band, my family is my life. After becoming a teacher, I always wanted to be a husband and a dad. I have an amazing wife who is also a teacher, and two beautiful daughters. Thank you for this opportunity!” Adam’s wishlist will be in my bio and thank you THANK YOU to everyone who is inspired to help provide his kiddos with the tools they need to thrive!! 💗📚🎶🎵
Eyes are overrated, cuz you dont even need em to snuggle. #adoptseniordogs #adoptdontshop
Yummy giveaways by @thisbar ! #Repost @thisbar (@get_repost) ・・・ We're celebrating #MemorialDay with a #GIVEAWAY! Enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card and t-shirt from Sevenly, and 4 cartons of your favorite This Saves Lives flavor! To enter, like this post, tag a friend below, and follow @sevenly and @thisbar. Three cheers to those who have came before us and to the future #WorldChangers, #LifeSavers and peacemakers.❤️ (Giveaway ends at 9AM 5/28. Entrants must be 18+, US only. Winner will be notified on 5/30 via DM. This contest isn't sponsored by Instagram, but we're glad we can post it here!)
It's #FeaturedTeacherFriday 📚😍and today’s teacher was nominated by my friends @NoKidHungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Meet Mr. Juan Carlos Luna Vargas! He’s a 5th grade teacher at Hughbanks Elementary School in Rialto, CA and he and I share a passion for making sure all kiddos have full tummies so they can reach their full potential. Here’s his story: “I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was a child, and now have more than 15 years of classroom experience. One thing I love about my job is the opportunity to shape individuals and give my students skills they can take beyond the classroom for a lifetime of success. Food is a big piece of this – kids can’t learn if they’re hungry. I know food is just as important to my students’ ability to learn as pencils and notebooks. Hunger makes it harder to focus and perform academically, and can impact students overall health and well-being. 84% of students at Hughbanks Elementary qualify for free or reduced priced meals, and I know there are kids in my classroom each year that don’t get a meal at home in the morning. We offer Breakfast in the Classroom, which guarantees all of my students can start each day with a healthy meal. I was skeptical at first, but quickly saw that it takes minimal instruction time and the clean-up process is smooth – plus it gives my students quality time to eat together each morning. Now I encourage every elementary school in America to give Breakfast in the Classroom a try! I’m constantly striving to make my classroom comfortable and inviting so we can make the most of that special time we have to eat breakfast together each morning. I have witnessed first-hand the challenges my students have to face in and out of the classroom. Many of my students are one paycheck away from being homeless. Being able to provide them with school supplies means one less thing they have to worry about – it starts them on the right track.” Thank you from the bottom of my 💗To everyone who reads about these amazing teachers and helps send a little something their way! His wish list will be in my bio!💗📚🧠💪🏻
There’s nothing more fun than playing games with these party animals for a good cause. :) Special Red Nose Day episode of Hollywood Game Night TONIGHT at 10/9c on @nbc! #NosesOn to help end child poverty with @RedNoseDayUSA! Grab yours now at @Walgreens, find out how to get involved at http://rednoseday.org 🔴 #HGN #rednoseday