Thought Tuesday

Fantasy Exploration

The stage makeup class that I help with has been exploring techniques for designing and applying fantasy stage makeup.  My friend begins the unit by having the students research other fantasy makeup designs.  They are assigned to collect 10 pictures that inspire them.  Most of the time they choose other works of art.  They have… Continue reading Fantasy Exploration

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Adulting 101 – Time Management

We are approaching the end of the semester and kids are "suddenly" concerned with how their grades are doing. This is a serious issue. When a teacher plans for information to be learned throughout a semester, there is no possible way it could be learned in a couple of weeks. Mastery of the subject is… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Time Management

Thought Tuesday

It’s Time to Bring Back and Rethink Home Economic Classes

Sorry to burden you all again, but it's time to get out the soap box about education again. I've done a fair bit of stomping for the arts in past posts. Be sure to go back and check them out here and here and here. I am a definite fan of music and theatre in the… Continue reading It’s Time to Bring Back and Rethink Home Economic Classes

Thought Tuesday

We the People

This morning I observed a city council meeting that the entire senior and junior classes were invited to listen and to comment. A couple of things caught my attention. 1) It was apparent that many of these kids do not understand what city government can do vs what is the responsibility of other governmental agencies.… Continue reading We the People

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Adulting 101 – Real Adults are on Time

I am finding that many do not value punctuality. I find that we fail to see that punctuality is related to discipline and self mastery, to integrity and respect. Punctuality is a character trait real adults develop. Real adults are on time! William Makepeace Thayer stated, "The habit of being prompt once formed extends to… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Real Adults are on Time

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Adulting 101 – Successful People Celebrate the Success of Others

How we handle other people's success, especially when things may not be going the way we hoped, is an indicator of our maturity and our own confidence and belief in ourselves. So... what can you do when the green-eyed monster of jealousy rears it's ugly head when you see others thrive with opportunities, get recognition,… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Successful People Celebrate the Success of Others

Thought Tuesday, Warrior Wednesday

A Warrior’s Personal Power

Have you ever noticed that some people seem to never be down, never get discouraged, and always seem to be in charge of their life?  I wonder why these people have such a positive, uplifting vibe and others don't.  I recognize that we all positive and negative thoughts and moods.  I am learning that there… Continue reading A Warrior’s Personal Power