Thursday, January 29, 2015
This is a great story, and so inspiring! And reminds us all that we can make a difference! This rich businessman gives away a lot of money each Christmas, but we all can do a Random Act Of Kindness!!!! It does not matter how big or small! Do whatever you can, and it will make a difference!
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
I was called to make a post about Italy. I wanted to highlight this mesmerizing country! I have had the great honor of visiting four times! And I would go back! I have never spent a long time there. All of my trips have been tours.
This country is worth a visit! If nothing else the food! The food is so good! It will make you look at Italian Restaurants differently! They cannot compare to the real thing! Here are pics of two meals I had in Italy. The first is a photo of gnocchi in Florence. It is a potato pasta and so delicious! The second is bruschetta in Rome. This was the BEST bruschetta I have ever had!
Italy is a fashion capital of the world! So ladies you can do some GREAT shopping! Here is a store window I took a photo of on the Isle of Capris.
The best part of going to Italy is the ruins! You go to these places that are thousands of years old. You can feel the history! When you walk around the Roman Coliseum you can't but help to feel where you are! I kept touching the walls - so I knew I was there! Another spot you need to go is Pompeii. This is an ancient Roman city that is intact! In 79 C.E. it was destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius (a volcano) It was covered by 100 feet of volcanic ash. I cannot imagine what that must of been like, but you get to walk around this ancient city, and see what it looked like!
I was trying to be artsy! I am very proud of this photo!
Pompeii with the volcano in the background!
Isle of Capris. So beautiful! Jay Z and Beyoncé vacation here!
On the streets of Florence
On the streets of Florence
You can see famous artwork - The David, The Birth of Venus, and the Sistine Chapel.
I took this photo looking up!
One of the best movies about Italy is Roman Holiday. Watch it - you'll want to go!
Friday, January 23, 2015
A fantastic movie to see that shows us an important moment in time that forever changed the world is Imitation Game! This movie will inspire you! During WWII the Allied Powers could not break the Nazi code. They tried for two years until Alan Turing showed up!
Dr. Turing was difficult to work with, and unconventional. But his methods worked! They broke the code! This forever changed the direction of the War. They say it saved 14 million lives, and shorten the war by 2 years. It is an incredible story, and unbelievable! You will not believe it is TRUE!
The saddest part, and became the most difficult part once they broke the code was they could not warn every town from Nazi Attack. If they showed they knew that would tell the Nazi's they broke their code. They had to pick and choose the moments they warned. It was very hard, but allowed them to keep secret they broke the Nazi Code.
What is truly amazing is the technology that Dr. Turing created led to the computer! He has impacted the world, and our personal lives! The movie was so well done! It will not disappoint!
Sunday, January 18, 2015
This is a GREAT tool! I heard about this from another teacher, and had to share! With all the technology out there - you have so many resources at your fingertips! The internet alone has a plethora of resources, but you must be driven! Driven to search out these resources! This quality will help you stand out in life, and will be impressive!
If you are struggling in a subject - search out help! Whether it is a tutor, another book, or a YouTube video. When the Supreme Court Justice came in the Fall that is one thing she addressed. She talked about Physics being a struggle. So what did she do? She went to the library and found a book that explained Physics in a different way. In a way she understood! That shows initiative and drive!
These are your grades! Do not let a difficult subject stop you, or prevent you from striving for excellence!
A great site to help with a struggle is Flocabulary. They take almost every subject, and use hip hop and rap to review a topic. I think it is brilliant! And could be really useful! They are using different strategies to help students get it!
You can also search for their videos on YouTube. To give you an idea here is a video from them. In World History we are covering the Industrial Revolution, and I showed my students this video.
I was posting Everybody Has A Story with Steve Hartman, but that got replaced by On The Road Again with Steve Hartman. This weeks episode will make you cry! I cried! I always cry! I wish everyone is like this little boy! It is a GREAT message! And I truly believe if you are blessed in your life - you MUST share that blessing! Give back! Pay it forward! What would this world be like if we all were like that!
Saturday, January 17, 2015
A few weeks ago in Paris, France there was a terrorist attack at a satirical newspaper. Isis has claimed responsibility. It was such a sad moment, and scary! These terrorist are feeling comfortable, and getting bigger! But the extraordinary thing that happened was the world's reaction! They held a march for peace in Paris! Over a millon showed up with over 40 world leaders leading the march! That is so powerful to me! The world is finally taking a stand!
Crowds in Paris for the peace march!
The World Leaders that showed up!
I also love the support France is getting worldwide! Last weekend at the Golden Globes so many actors were showing their support. Je suis Charlie has become a rally cry!!
Ultimately this moment is showing us how important Freedom of Speech is! Many are supporting Freedom of Speech in many ways! BTW is creating a memorial by collecting pens as a reminder! Once they are done collecting they are going to create a mural, and hang it up in the library! So cool!
My favorite image that came out of this march is below! I believe in tolerance for all! Many religions showed up and walked arm in arm for peace! The world is coming together, and I think Isis should be scared!
The signs say "I am Jewish and love Muslims." "I am Muslim and love Jews."
Monday, January 12, 2015
I just saw this article on Facebook, and thought I had to share! This article takes words that mean one thing to the rest of the world, but something completely different to Oklahoma. When you read these you will see the truth. It is a fun read!
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Do not be afraid to ask for help! if you are struggling grasping something seek out help! I am not good at math an science. For me to succeed I had to find tutors. I needed that extra one on one time! It was a life saver!
There are many resources out there you can tap into. One great thing you can do is find someone in each class that could help you. Find them, and exchange numbers. Then don't be afraid to call them when you need their help. Second their are clubs that will tutor BTW students. One that will is National Honor Society. Go to their sponsor and find out details!
Again it is all there for you! You just have to have the drive to find the possibility! These are your grades - do not be shy to find help if you need it! We all need help!
Finally the Tulsa Library has free tutoring for students! These are professionals who want to help! This would be a great resource to have! Call on them if you need to! The link is below.