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B-U-tiful You

Today there was another high school shooting.  This time it touches Santa Fe ISD in Texas.  Another sad day where there are loss of lives.  Mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, teachers and police force etc are wondering what caused this shooter to let loose his frustrations and deadly actions on innocent ones.  And the media is having a hay day, sad to say.  My thoughts and prayers for all are included with yours.

What those in control don’t want you to know is that this is a planned attempt to destroy families, schools and community.  This is perpetrated by the likes of Soros, Big Pharma and the psych drugs that are ‘given’ to these students by the “health care” industry amongst a combination of things.  Those that are getting paid big bucks by those using ‘bad control’ won’t let you in on this.  They are the deceived.  Our society is so conditioned by now to accept what others say is true and what’s good for them.  May I suggest you looking out and around a bit instead of at your phone?  What are YOU observing?

Why not concentrate on how parents, students and teachers, and community members can really effectively help.  (You are probably wondering how B-U-tiful relates to this article. It surely does, just follow along.)

If we all took some preventive measures to make sure that each of us feels beautiful, which we all are, instead of someone not worthy to take up our time, maybe things would change.  If we all just drop our devices for a part of the day and talk with each other, look at each other and really communicate, then we’d have something.  Learn the basic skills of communication and how to live life, if you need to.  There’s help out there, really.

How about offering a kind word or two for starters? Put your devices down when eating meals with those you commune with.  Start by increasing the time with those you care about.  If we did that, then I think that we’d be on to something.  Take time and show someone you care.  Start with yourself, Be YOU, your B-U-tiful Self.

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How to Help Children be More Able

In today’s fast paced world, helping your children be more able is a necessity.  Regardless of what age they are, each can help do what they are capable of doing.  The more you let them do, the more practice they get and thus, more capable and able.  It’s a great feeling as a parent or a teacher to help them blossom and then watch them do it on their own.

Here’s some things to keep in mind in helping your children become more able:

  • Show them how to do something and explain how it works.  You might have to do so a several times, but be patient as they’ll catch on.  They are fast learners.
  • Be honest.  If you know the answers to their questions, then by all means, share what you know.  Be open to different viewpoints.  If you do not know the answer, there are many resources to find the answer.  But be honest and tell the truth.
  • Give them something to do regularly that helps around the house so they feel that they are contributing to the family.  Explain how the family works and the hats or jobs each participant in the family must do to keep it functioning.  Children find it rewarding to know they are helping out and they are a vital member of the family.
  • Praise them often yet be truthful if something wasn’t done up to standards.  Be critical yet with a soft voice, if you will.  Demeaning their attempts to become more able will just create a stop on their end.  Encourage, encourage, encourage.
  • Once a task is given that they are able to do, then increase the gradient on it and it will increase their ability.  For example:  if younger children like to fold clothes, then the next step is to teach them where the clothes go-in which drawer and so forth.  You might could even label the shelf or drawers with a picture or words.
  • Stay positive in what YOU are doing and set a good example.  The more able you are, the more they will want to emulate that from your example
  • Communicate often and help them express themselves more so that they know they can come to you regardless.  Build a foundation of trust and you’ll have a set the pace for life.

These are just some of the ways that you as a parent or a teacher can help children become more able.  This list is by no means all there is.  There’s bound to be more things to add to this list, so feel free by leaving a comment.  Helping others builds trust and helps to build a better, more capable future for not only others but safeguards the future for yourself as well.

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The Story of Little Green

There was once a lit’l fellow

the name was Little Green

who looked too much within

for what exactly could be gleaned.

 

All that needed to be done

was to look and see

what others say and do

and, of course, develop those qualities

that was known to be true.

 

Little Green slowly grew up

over the days and years

into Yellow did Little Green turn

forsaking all doubts and fears.

 

All that needed to be done

was to look and see

what others say and do

and, of course, develop those qualities

that was known to be true.

 

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Small Town, Big-Hearted

Article in my hometown paper today, The Oscoda Herald, states that the “Fairview (high school) seniors witness devastation, help cleanup during community-supported senior trip”. They went to Rockport, Texas to give support and help to those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The students said even though it had been months since the storm, there were ‘mountains of trash and debris all over”. They helped to fix up homes & clear brush among other things. This was a community organized event which primarily was service-oriented. The seniors did get some downtime together touring some of Houston’s favorite spots. Needless to say, I’m proud to be a member of this community of Fairview, Michigan.feeling hopeful in Fairview, Michigan.

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Math – The Student is NOT the Problem

I was ‘taught’ the memory method in Parochial school and have little foundation in Math…I will be sure to share this.

Joke Reeder's Educational Articles

The year – 1928.  The place – Chicago (not really, but it sounds good). 

At this point math was reason, and it was taught in a sequence which allowed the student to follow the trail of cause and effect.  Folks could think with math, use math, solve problems with math, and tackle complex issues in business with math.  A good grasp of math got you into college, through college, into business and through life.  With math you could whip the problems of many facetted situations into submission, you could get exterior to them, spot cause and effect and zero in on the solution.

Enter: the Progressive Education Association, with members such as John Dewey, Edward Thorndike (who conducted early behavior experiments on chickens), and Dr. Zeigler, chairman of the Educational Committee of the Council of Foreign Relations.

The stage is set.  The sole work of the group: “to destroy our…

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