Friday, January 31, 2014

State of the Union 2014

The State of the Union is a Constitutional Duty of the President.  Every year in January the President must address Congress and give them a State of the Union.  Now with TV Cameras we get to sit in and watch. 

President Obama talked about a variety of topics from Education to Jobs to Afghanistan.  He ended with a powerful story of a man who has served his county, and paid dearly.  How he is overcoming his obstacles President Obama made the analogy we should.  It is powerful, and will bring tears to your eyes!


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Update on my sister...

My sister is doing GREAT in Taiwan!  Having the time of her life!  We Skyped today, and we realized she is half way done.  It feels like yesterday she left for Taiwan. 
I had the great honor to spend the holidays with her!  Thinking about it now - it feels like a dream!  My favorite part was seeing her daily life in Taiwan.  Going to school, watching her teach, and my favorite watching her speak Chinese!  My sister can speak Chinese!  I am best friends with my sister!  I love her so much!  I knew I had to go!  Look for pictures soon!
What I love about my sister in Taiwan is what it represents!  She went for it, and tried!  So many said they were not going for it because they won't get it.  No way!  My sister looked at everyone like they were crazy, and said how do you know if you don't try!  Well she went for it, and got it!  I'm so proud of her!
Here is her mid-year project video,  It is fantastic!  You'll enjoy!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

What do you love about Oklahoma?

Recently I asked my Oklahoma History Students what they love about Oklahoma?  I love Oklahoma, and especially Tulsa!  Tulsa is HOME!  I've been around the world, but Tulsa is my favorite city in the world!  When people say they are going to leave Tulsa, my heart cries a little. 

There are some GREAT things about Oklahoma!  Here is what they said:

Will Rogers says about Oklahoma if you don't like the weather - wait a minute, it'll change.
We live in Tornado Alley
Family and Friends are Here
I get this!  I think this is the BIG reason I love Tulsa!  My whole family is here!
Me and My Sister



Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Many people think that America is the only country that has dealt with race problems, but another country that has is South Africa.  America calls their segregation Jim Crow - South Africa calls their segregation Apartheid.

This comedian above takes a funny look at Apartheid.  To make this funny is brilliance!  To make segregation funny is hard to do - so please watch it!  And know that the race issue is a world wide problem.  We will stop it when we stop teaching hate to our children!  It stops with you!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

TED Talk

This is a GREAT talk full of wisdom!  I know BTW Students are going to college, but it is a very differnt world from when your parents and grandparents went to college.  This guy talks about the new reality for college students, and how for them to be successful.  You need book smarts and street smarts!  Please watch this!