Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lessonplans.com will change in a few weeks.

Lessonplans.com will change in a few week and might be unavailable until after errors are corrected.

What is currently available at Lessonplans.com will be available sometime during the first of next year at the Lesson Plan Study.  The address will be http://www.lessonplansstudy.com/

Monday, October 26, 2009

Going, going , gone ....

The Freedom of the Press is being lost.

Here are the statistics.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This is not Freedom of the Press when ...

... I control who and what gets published. It is as if I am Orwell's 'Big Brother'.  There has to be no one in control, then it is Freedom of the Press.
I get an email from Blogger before before a comment is posted. The follow is an example.

Babs has left a new comment on your post "Freedom of the Press has been lost too."

For anybody to deny this is not freedom of the press is too far up Obamas ass to admit any truth.

Publish this comment.

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Posted by Babs to The Educator's Blog at 7:25 AM

Monday, October 19, 2009

Freedom of the Press has been lost too.

White House boasts: We 'control' the news media.

Communications chief offers shocking confession to foreign government.  You can hear it at this link. 
Our governments shocking admission

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Quote of the Week

Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain. ~ Fawn M. Brodie

Delay Undercuts H1N1 Vaccine Campaign: October 17, 2009

I found this in the Wall Street Journal this morning.
About 40 million doses of vaccine had been expected by the end of October, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials say now they expect between 28 million and 30 million doses instead, because the shots are taking longer to produce than they had hoped. The delay in vaccine production complicates efforts by state and local officials and health-care providers to schedule immunization clinics, because they don't know when shipments of doses will arrive.

Associated Press An employee at the Cleveland Clinic is vaccinated Thursday. The clinic has begun giving vaccine to front-line workers who provide direct patient care.

Officials know they are in a race against time: The delay comes as the new H1N1 flu has become widespread in 41 states. While most people get only mildly ill, the virus has claimed the lives of young people who were perfectly healthy until they were struck, and made others so sick they had to be rescued with special equipment in intensive care.  Source:  Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2009

You can read all of it at this link.  Wall Street Journal
Would people unknown to us really be toying with us for some reason; perhaps, for personal gain?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

H1N1 continues to be a problem.

Ronald wrote, "I'll follow your advice, I will be vaccinated against flu.  In Canada, the government plans to vaccinate the entire population against H1N1 flu. I will be vaccinated."

Ronald Q. works for the Canadian government and will be returning to Florida in November. I wonder if what I hear on the telescreen about H1N1 is an exaggeration. Ronald is taking this seriously and will be vaccinated.  I'm still in my wait and see mode since I am not in the high risk catagory. However, I did have my yearly flu vaccination.

The November issue of Wired has an article about H1N1 that you should read.  It is not posted on their website yet: wired.com  So, you will have to read it at your local library or wherever it is available. It is titled: An Epidemic of Fear.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

It seem impossible that this would happen!

A new study warns that the H1N1 flu may strike as many as 35 percent of Americans. A report by the non-profit group Trust for America's Health found that hospitals in more than a dozen states could run out of beds. Host Liane Hansen speaks to Dr. Robert Galvin, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, about the measures he's taking to ensure there are hospital beds available in his state this winter.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

It is funny and has an element of truth.

Source:  Mary Lou Croyton

The Dead Mule Raffle
Monday, October 5, 2009

Curtis & Leroy saw an ad in the Starkville Daily News Newspaper in Starkville, MS. and bought a mule for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day.

The next morning the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news, the mule died last night." Curtis & Leroy replied, "Well, then just give us our money back."

The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."

They said, "OK then, just bring us the dead mule."

The farmer asked, "What in the world ya'll gonna do with a dead mule?"

Curtis said, "We gonna raffle him off."

The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead mule!"

Leroy said, "We shore can! Heck, we don't hafta tell nobody he's dead!"

A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis & Leroy at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and asked, "What'd you fellers ever do with that dead mule?"

They said,"We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do."

Leroy said,"Shucks, we sold 500 tickets fer two dollars apiece and made a profit of $898."

The farmer said, "My Lord, didn't anyone complain?"

Curtis said, "Well, the feller who won got upset. So we gave him his two dollars back."

Curtis and Leroy now work for the government. They're overseeing the Bailout Program.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Quote of the Week:

I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. ~ Dudley Field Malone

Here is the classroom of the future? Hummmm ...

The founder of Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta thinks it is a school role model.  I question if it should be for multiple reasons.  The first reason is that the founder did not study education at the University level. They are many other reasons that should be obvious to you.  I decided not going to go into it.  It is enough for you to watch the video and draw your own conclusion.

This is a video of what may be the classroom of the future.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Pasco bullies will have to watch their step from now on.

In Pasco County there is now a way to report bullies anonymously on line as well as a toll free number 1-877-7BE-BRAVE.

I have witnessed the behavior of bullies first hand and have been a victim of bullies. When I was a middle school classroom teacher I intervened to stop a bully and was later bullied by his relatives. It was frightening event and there was no one to intervene for me. It was later twisted into events that were my fault for not accepting behavior that was considered by community standards as normal. As if a big kid jumping a smaller kid, knocking him to the ground and then getting on top of him while stuffing grass into his pants was normal. It was not normal by my standards. I almost kicked the big kid. But, the bell rang and that stopped it without me having to do anything. A few days latter I was attacked in the commons at Central Michigan University by one of the bully’s relatives.

Back then I could not defend myself. The rule was: It takes two to fight. It did not matter who started it. All involved were equally guilty.

The question was: What did you do to start that?

So, I responded by not talking about it. Hoping the event would be forgotten my others. However, I never forgot.

Thursday, October 01, 2009