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Taking Over...feeling responsible & embracing the need

Thursday, October 06, 2011

At first, I thought..."Do I always have to be responsible and defend my right as an educator to be given TIME to teach?"

Reality- Nope!

So I have decided to embrace the confidence my principal has in me and have a Nike attitude, "Just do it."

So Friday, I lead the team meeting and I plan to give colleagues the time they need to complete tasks such as lesson plans and a reading that we are required to complete.

We're such an awesome campus.

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SPARKLE1908 10/7/2011 9:14AM

    Sounds good to me...whatever changes that need to be made in order to benefit the children works for me!!!

Great job!

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AKAFIT 10/7/2011 9:03AM

    emoticon Educator Extraordinaire. Way to take back educating from the bureaucrats. I for one, am excited for you and your students.

Adrian has a great team of teachers this year so far. I am very impressed with them. Hopefully this year will be FAR better than last year.

Love you girl! Keep fighting the good fight. Your students deserve a dedicated teacher like yourself.

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    Having time to actually do lesson plans is priceless! The kids really benefit when plans are thought out instead of rushed. Good choice. I'm sure the staff appreciate it!

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MISSLISA1973 10/6/2011 11:51PM


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FAITH2BWELL 10/6/2011 11:40PM

    Alrighty then...

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Resurrection is coming to your's message.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Today the scripture reading came from John 11:1-28.
I prayed to receive today's message with an humble, receptive heart and mind.

Needless to say, I needed to get this word. "delayed doesn't mean denied"

Oh how this stands out and resonate in my soul! After much despair and some feelings of defeat on my job, I felt like a crisis hit our campus and somehow I felt as if we were stuck in a "man" hole...pun intended. Yes, a man-made hole...

Yet, the message (to sum it all up) is that things are possible if we believe. My deliverance is BIGGER than me. I am a vessel for others' deliverances.
I immediately knew this meant my students. Not going to let beaucratic tape wind itself around my babies and ruin their future.

The resurrection of quality education is theirs. I AM the deliverer!

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AKAFIT 9/28/2011 9:43AM

    Way to fight soror. Too many times, we get dejected (I can so relate) by man's rules that we forget we serve an AWESOME God who is bigger than that. He put these people in power, but that doesn't mean that we can't show His love, strength, courage, and power mightily.

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SPARKLE1908 9/25/2011 8:26PM

    AMEN!!! Your blessings won't be denied!!!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lying on a soft, cotton-filled cloud of sweet comfort. My eyes slowly follow the sandman's lullaby as he takes my mind into sudden oblivion.
I hear sounds of calming, tingling mystical notes of angel's harps.

Feels like heaven...

Good night.

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LAURIEWY 9/23/2011 8:22AM

    My dream is to have that sweet comforting joy reach me again some day. I hope that you enjoyed a lovely nights sleep (a little envious - lol).

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SPARKLE1908 9/22/2011 9:15AM

    Hope you had a sound rest!!! emoticon

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LAURIE5658 9/22/2011 6:39AM

    The best part of the day! Sweet dreams!

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Making it all Matter

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thrudging through each work day with hope that my students will be successful on a new state assessment has me on edge. I'm blessed to be employed nevertheless. Sometimes I do wonder why higher ups expect single-handed miracles in a bottle in 2 seconds or less...miracle in motion babies!

So I have to confess that I'm not giving up like some defeated sucker. Oh he&$ no!

I'm gonna ride this success train until I can't stand it anymore. Oh yes, I refuse to give in to unrealistic deadlines or central office demands on "nowness". I will have a group of successful lads whose stats are gonna blow the roof off the mother trucker!

Crazy...maybe...but never impossible. Failure is not an option while I capture kid's hearts. So there. Got that off my chest! Whew! emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 9/21/2011 12:14PM

    I commend you on your desire to really help our kids soror!! We need more teachers like you!

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SUCCESS68 9/21/2011 7:41AM

    Just to teach is a great feat. My applause to you. Your head is in the right place. So go do you. The system has ben flawed for so long.

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RICHILA 9/20/2011 10:52PM

    As a felloe teacher, I know you have to capture their hearts to teach thwem-Especially the hard heads! lol emoticon

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Busy Body...Naughty! Naughty!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Here goes...
I did 20...yes 20 minutes of recorded fitness this week.
(Head shaking moment of diappointment in self)

Between work, personal life, and mommy tasks, I have slipped down a slippery slope of ...NOT WORKING OUT!

SOooooo....I have been a naughty girl, BUT...

Today I WILL do strength and cardio -
Tomorrow morning before the crack of dawn, I am walking emoticon
walking... emoticon

walking ... emoticon

like never before...Look out Forrest Gump, Sonya's comming through!

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MEOWMAMA3 9/20/2011 10:04PM

    You'll be back on track in no time! It's not easy being fabulous, multitasking you! emoticon

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MERRYROBYN 9/14/2011 11:47PM

    Maybe you need to stir things up, do something different. Its easy to avoid doing something if it becomes a chore.

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LAURIEWY 9/12/2011 8:58AM

    emoticon We all get side tracked now and than. Great job recognizing it and jumping back in. It took me 2 years of being distracted to get back on track so you beat me. Have a great week!

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NEENSTER1 9/11/2011 7:28PM

    emoticon Oh emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 9/11/2011 7:25PM

    You go girl!!!

20 minutes of sheer fabulous - like you!!


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SPARKLE1908 9/10/2011 3:31PM

    I have no doubt that you will be focused once not naughty, but definitely least you recognized it before it was a really!!

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MISSLISA1973 9/9/2011 11:34PM

    Not naughty. Distracted. You are refocusing. We are proud of you. Please be proud of you too.

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