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Virtual Reality

Saturday, February 19, 2011

After attending a Gifted/Talented training, I was truly enlightened about how our children rely heavily on technology and media. Many are even raised by media images.
Of course being a parent and teacher, this struck me as being incredibly disheartening. Where are the parents who look forward to attending parent-teacher meetings, homeroom moms [dads, too]. I want to see some of the old school methods of hands-on parenting not obsolete.
Am I asking for too much?. Turning the pages of a new book and even reading the Acknowledgements (or am I the only one who does that?) Now we have the e-books and other electronic means. Certainly we can save trees, but what about the authors? Will other book stores have to file chapter 13 like Borders?
We are making great strides, but as a society, we should really consider what effects technology can have on our economy in all areas.
Let's continue to grow while living in a safer, eco-friendly environment.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AKAFIT 2/23/2011 8:53AM

    I see both sides of the coin. Both as a working mother and as a stay at home mother who was more involved when I wasn't employed. I loved being involved in my kids' classrooms and at the school. I was the Treasurer for the PTA and loved it, but what I didn't love was the DRAMA of the PTA and that is part of the reason I am not as involved now. However, just because I don't attend a meeting doesn't mean that I am not involved in my childrens' education. I routinely check in with their teachers' and make sure to know what is going on in the classroom. I think, as a society, we have to find ways to be involved and we can't always rely on the teachers to do our jobs as parents.

I really appreciate and applaud all you do as a teacher because I know that it can't be easy by any stretch of the imagination. emoticon emoticon

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BROWNIEISLANDER 2/20/2011 8:09PM

    This is a growing trend of concern....Even down here....Parents
"some" who aren't doing their duty...My daughter is secretary of my grand kids school P.T.A...and some of the parents never bother to come to the meetings....that's why the morals of lots of the 'young' are in Decay!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My Plan for Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

So you may be wondering, "Why make the title the plan for a specified date?"
Sounds boring, drab, and completely uninteresting, right?
Well, it certainly is my "commitment". Writing it makes it STICK. I feel more obligated to make it happen once I have it in word-form.
7:15-8am Meeting on Standardized Testing Procedures- WooHoo! (note: total sarcasm)
8-12:30pm Teaching day (Early Realease Day)
12:30-1 Lunch
1-4:30 Staf Development- Blah! Blah! Blah!
4:30-5:30 Make copies & Create Lesson plan for Next Week
5:30-6 Prepare for meeting w/ Emerging Young Leaders - Mentor Group 4 Young ladies on our campus
6-7 Meet - Have you noticed the 12-hour workday?
7pm - Home w/ the family and 35min cardio -
7:45 shower then dinner
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Beautiful God

Monday, February 07, 2011

After riding along the beach, I reflect on how the horizon and its beautiful sunrise makes me think of how we emerge in our day.
Do we start in a slump? Filled with saturated clouds or do we rise in bright splendor?
Well, as Maya Angelou puts it, "Still I Rise"...

Thanks you Beautiful God for such a magnificent creation that we selfishly and continuously destroy for nothing.
Although this planet was loaned, we act as if we were OWED instead of BESTOWED.
Shame on us Oh Beautiful God!

  
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LADYAKA 2/23/2011 12:38AM

    Soror, I was truly blessed by your entry today. It touched my soul. It is awesome how God gives us beauty all around for us to experience, if we would only take the time and give Him the glory. Thank you for painting such a beautiful reminder.

Sisterly,

Ladyaka

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AKAFIT 2/16/2011 9:39AM

    Amen Soror Amen! Less we forget we are aliens in this land just stopping by until we, prayerfully, go to join our Father in Heaven. emoticon emoticon

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MISSMEDIA7 2/8/2011 5:17PM

    Amen

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MZLADY77 2/7/2011 9:54PM

    Amen! emoticon

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GRACENFAITH 2/7/2011 1:27PM

    AMEN!

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Too Much Work...Too Little Time...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

As an educator, I always seem to have something to do. Plan, prep for testing, meet, adjust to ever-changing adolescent attitudes, etc...the list goes on.
After leaving work at 9pm, I decided to leave after tutoring instead, no matter what!
So, now my WORKout is what I'm looking forward to.

  
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SPOKENWORD 2/6/2011 5:17PM

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...Amelia

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WRITINGBLUEHAWK 1/27/2011 9:40PM

    There's an African proverb that says, "If you do not make time to be well, then make time to be sick." Good for you for realizing the need to make time to be well. emoticon

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Middle Child Growing Up ... WOW!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

My middle child has become 13 today. She has blossomed into a beautiful, well-rounded young lady and I am so proud of her. She'll be having her celebration at an indoor-gaming facility with buffet-style pizza and an AWESOME salad bar!

(Notice how I enphasized the salad bar?) emoticon

Now with the go karts, bumper cars and other physical activities, I'm gonna have myself a ball too while getting my fitness on honey!

~AND YOU KNOW THIS, MAN!!!!
emoticon That's me kickin' butt!!! emoticon

  


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