Not exactly anything to do with academics... but I wanted to share a new purchase that does in a way have to do with my job! I'm in love with my new Sperrys! Every teacher should own a pair of these! They go with so many outfits, are super cute, and best of all... COMFORTABLE! A little pricey but well worth it and they last a longggg time! You can pick them up on sale at the Sperry outlet stores!