January 2010

Laughs in the Mail

January 31, 2010

I got this letter in the mail on Friday and I laughed out loud. It’s not often a letter can evoke laughter from me. Laughter that brightens up my whole day. Laughter that was desperately needed that day. Before I show you the letter though, it [Keep Reading]

Sunglasses, who knew?

January 29, 2010

I must admit that I’ve never been a fan of sunglasses. I normally wear a hat when I go outside and thought that was enough. The brim of the hat stops the sun from getting in my eyes. The optometrist suggested that I start wearing sunglasses to [Keep Reading]

This Show Really Sings

January 28, 2010

I don’t watch a lot of television. It’s not simply because of the limited choice I have with the rabbit ears on top of my TV set either. I think it’s due to the fact that most shows seem to let me down. I haven’t had a [Keep Reading]

Three Elusive Quarters

January 27, 2010

This is a short story I wrote entitled “Three Elusive Quarters” It is fiction and told from the point of view of a ten year old girl. I thought I should make that clear since “I” on this blog normally refers to me and not a [Keep Reading]

The Key Elements Great Teachers Possess

January 26, 2010

What Makes a Great Teacher by Amanda Ripley is a great article that really dissects the key elements that great teachers possess. 1) “First, great teachers tended to set big goals for their students.” I agree. I think this is the key to [Keep Reading]

The Best Album Ever*

January 24, 2010

I think Good Weird Feeling is the best album ever released. It is by a group called The Odds. This album is absolutely amazing. It is one of only a few albums in my collection that I never seemed to get bored of. I can listen to it no matter what my [Keep Reading]

This Torch is Brilliant

January 22, 2010

Any of my regular readers will know that I don’t have cable television. I get a few channels in using rabbit ears but for the most part, I rely on borrowing DVDs from the library. I absolutely love that you can get full seasons of TV shows on [Keep Reading]

Learn How to Signal Already

January 21, 2010

I need to register a complaint… It’s about all of the people on the roads who do not know how to use the turning signals correctly. This is especially annoying when there is only one lane in each direction. I’ve had to slam on my [Keep Reading]

Collected Wisdom This Week

January 20, 2010

I’ve come across a few really cool jewels of wisdom in my online travels this week. I wanted to share them with you. This week’s contributers are, Reverend Run (of Run-DMC.) – he posts inspirational Tweets each and every day. [Keep Reading]

Teaching Tip Tuesday – Eliminate the Negative

January 19, 2010

Teaching is a tough profession. In fact, the only way to learn how to be a teacher is to teach, to make mistakes, to learn from them, and to improve your teaching practice so that you find something that works for you. I know that I have felt like a [Keep Reading]
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