Inspired by Alli Warren's latest post about work-related acronyms I thought I'd let y'all know how the new job is going.
I'm uh...teaching a "Literacy" and "Recycled Poetry, Recycled Art" for the next 5 weeks as part of Mills College's Upward Bound Program in Oakland.
Evaluating the work of young minds via point system -0- (any negative feelings associated with this process negated by the awesome rush of power, and vice versa)
The kids call me "Miss Lindsey" + 2
I get to say the phrase "Oh, you can just put it in my box." + 10
Hilarious kids with serious attitude + 5
Learning about "Environmental Justice" and "Environmental Racism" via The Environmental Justice Reader" + 5
Knocking the dust off the ol' "Teacher Voice" + 2
Translating and justifying my love of old crap and inability to throw things away into something usefull ie: Found Art/Poetry +5
Edifying the youth of today for a better tomorrow -Really who can quantify the value of that?-