Big Green Meanie

A mom, wife, and social studies teacher with a wiener dog. I post about education mostly but random stuff too.
I'm trying to be nice, really...


The freshmen teachers are doing a “world’s fair” project in which each kid picks a country to research and present to the class using digital media and “cultural flair” (art, food, costume, dance). They wrote directly to countries’ embassies and consulates listed on the…



Here’s Hari Kondabolu on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell in a segment he refers to in his recent interview on Fresh Air. 

Kondabolu comments on the National Spelling Bee, or as he likes to call it, “the Indian Super Bowl.” 

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A huge list of digital citizenship resources and websites


Prison Population per 100,000 people, 2012

USA - #1 is not always the best. :(




I would post this in my classroom if it weren’t for the swears. I get back-talked by a middle schooler at least once a week about how their rude comments are okay because they have freedom of speech…

It’s like he wrote this for tumblr! (Or like every other online community ok fair enough I guess that’s exactly what he did.)

I’m definitely not one for censorship, but I might just put some whiteout over the swears and write in ‘opinion’ and ‘jerk’ as school appropriate alternatives. The kids will recognize my handwriting and know what I did, which they will find funny and hopefully make them remember what was said.

Great idea. Might use this in my class.

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