As I prepare for an exciting new semester, I also prepare for an exciting new leadership role with UR S. I believe the stigma surrounding mental health needs to be removed; no one deserves to be labeled “crazy” or “pathetic” because they are fighting an invisible illness. The wise words “once you see it, you can’t un-see it” stuck with me, and I believe this is information and learning that must be seen.
Brianna: I love teacher student, but I would like more where the teacher is the female. reading a romance book, when that *oomph* hits you and you realize that you’ve just entrenched yourself in a “forbidden love” book. I much prefer “shock-value” moments to be between “18 and overs”. Or, I’ll purge these from my mind and hope to come across them in a “surprise” way. Damaged 18 yr old high school girl who hooks up with older men meets her 32 yr old film studies teacher at a carnival a week before summer break ends. It’s called “Forbidden Lessons” and is in all the usual places if you search by the title and my name (not sure if it’s appropriate to post links here).Personally I love going into a book having no idea I’m going to hit a “touchy/controversial/shocking NO. They hookup in his car but she freaked and took off on him when he wanted to get to know her better (and because she was surprised to feel the same…) Well of course they reconnected on the first day of school and that’s when all the fun started!! I copied your list for future reference hehehe (I’m also looking forward for your updates! I would be very happy if you would like to include it.Kylie: I just finished A Season of Eden and as much as I enjoyed it, it was a bit toned down for my liking. what about a new category, we’ve had rock stars and mob men. Here is a bit from the synopsis: Roam Camden is a bright girl in small town Ohio, eager to graduate high school and pursue her dreams of teaching history.How about teacher/professor student relationships, I have to say I think this is a great idea!! Of course, some are blatantly obvious in their subject matter… Her well-planned path includes Logan, her life-long friend… On the first day of her senior year she meets the new history teacher, West Perry, and senses that there is something deep within her soul that remembers him… I am a BIG fan of the whole student teacher/professor premise.I believe new Canadians should be welcomed with open arms, and not expected to meet the arbitrary “Canadian” list of values defined by the same government who maintain “The Indian Act. Furthermore, as a friend it is an important component of my relationships. I work towards reconciliation and and inclusive society with the constant thought of my friends who, with their ancestors, have fought for this for hundreds of years; my friend whose transgendered child was terrified to share who he really is; my friends and family who refuse to be labeled “crazy” so they silently deal with anxiety and depression. Today, I logged into my Facebook to see more about the Black Lives Matter movement alongside the news of another fatal shooting. Marc Spooner’s post that comments on John Gormley’s “Gormley: Tapping-Out on the culture activism”. Marc Spooner has to say and, as an educator in the same program from which he teaches, I can understand his frustration towards those who ‘check-out’ yet, I struggle with this and I think that we all do to some degree as is the nature of privilege and social justice – no one can do it all.
There is a strong personal element behind every step I take; these personal relationships continue to push me through the roughest terrain on the journey. But I think that sometimes ‘tapping out’ of posting articles and publicly criticizing the long and ever growing list of complaints isn’t a bad thing. This is the last time I’m asking you take your seats! So what do you do when your students are noisy, loud and disruptive? And that’s true even if you have a classroom full of 38 obedient children, who listen to your every word.Omegle is a free website that allows anyone who visits it to chat with strangers.A simple click of the mouse takes users to a virtual chat room where they are paired up with another random user waiting to chat.One of the best parts of this book though is the strong, sharp and realistic yet still vulnerable heroine, Maise O’Malley. Thanks also for your wonderful list, I’ve used to to find and buy around a dozen teacher-student novels already.