Today I feel like ranting. My problem is really about me. In an effort to be charitable, understanding and Christlike, I often find myself feeling less than charitable, frustrated, and sometime, plain angry. In a way, it's my fault. It's my fault for giving people the benefit of the doubt. It's my fault for trying… Continue reading Thief… A Rant
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
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
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
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
I've made an observation that just amazes me... cooking is a practical skill that has been discarded along the wayside. It's not just teens who have forgotten the benefits of cooking nutritious meals at home. I was sitting by some ladies this weekend who were chatting away about how they "eat out" 3-4 times a… Continue reading Adulting 101 – What’s Cooking?
Okay... I am back on the soap box today for Thought Tuesday. It's been a few months in development. As I volunteer in the high school I am noticing an alarming trend within the adults-in-training that I serve. This trend is often diagnosed as laziness. However, I believe it is a lack of training... and… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Real Adults Take Responsibility for Themselves
Tomorrow we open our latest production at school... The Bully Plays. The Bully Plays are a collection of 10 minute plays created to inspire the end of bullying. However, I have to admit that I am confused as to why this is an issue. Whatever happened to "The Golden Rule?" Has the Golden Rule gone… Continue reading What Happened to the Golden Rule?
I am afraid that we, as adults, have not fully prepared our teens to be adults. I am more and more aware the we have not created Generation XYZ. We have created Generation Lacking. I'm not talking about lacking in material things. In fact, having so many material things has contributed to a lack of… Continue reading Adulting 101
I have to admit I have a bone to pick with traditional education. Okay... an education, college included, is a great asset. Okay... I do think kids need an education. Okay... I do think an education is the foundation of building a great career that can support a family, life experiences, and friendships that can… Continue reading Developing Learning for Life