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Every Friday afternoon Chase’s teacher asks her students to take out a piece of paper and write down the names of four children with whom they’d like to sit the following week. The children know that these requests may or may not be honored. She also asks the students to nominate one student whom they believe has been an exceptional classroom citizen that week. All ballots are privately submitted to her.

And every single Friday afternoon, after the students go home, Chase’s teacher takes out those slips of paper, places them in front of her and studies them. She looks for patterns.

Who is not getting requested by anyone else?
Who doesn’t even know who to request?
Who never gets noticed enough to be nominated?
Who had a million friends last week and none this week?

You see, Chase’s teacher is not looking for a new seating chart or “exceptional citizens.” Chase’s teacher is looking for lonely children.

This is well worth taking the time to read it. 


Would you let your kid be taught by a trans* person?




A couple of years from now, I will be a teacher.  My dad has told me I shouldn’t be out, because I’ll get thrown out of my teaching position by kids’ parents. So, kindly reblog to let me know if you would let your kid be taught by a trans* person.  I’m hoping to build some confidence for myself.


Heck yeah, and I’d work beside you too. 

We have a trans “hockey-mom” in our small community. I believe she is still going through her change, but I really don’t know because it is not for us to know. She is first a person and the trans-fact doesn’t identify her. She is part of our community. So, hopefully you’ll ignore your dad, and follow your dreams. Best wishes! Ps I’m a teacher too, and would definitely teach beside you.