Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Yesterday my 7th grade students completed the state-mandated Writing Test and I know they all worked extra hard and tried their best.
Today, the students were required to take a practice Math test.
Well, since so many were tired from yesterday, I suppose they felt, "Dang! Didn't I just finish testing yesterday?"
Why can't they seem to understand that each day is a new one where it is not the end of an era, but the beginning of a new chapter. I think I'm going to tell them that, too.
Isn't that life?
We work so hard to accomplish goals then we must understand that our true purpose is to be kind. Love others. Respect nature, and survive w/o compromising our integrity. Maybe I'm the one who is confused.
Middle school students tend to have that effect on the adult brain at times. (Head scratch moment)
Oh well... I still love those little rascals... "Mini-adults trapped in elementary minds"
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.
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)
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
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!
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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