Friday, January 29, 2010
We were in slow-moving traffic the other day and the car in front of us had an Obama bumper sticker on it. It read:
"Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8."
My husband's Bible was lying on the dash board & he got it & opened it up to the scripture & read it. He started laughing & laughing. Then he read it to me. I couldn't believe what it said. I had a good laugh, too.
Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take office."
At last--I can voice a Biblical prayer for our president! Look it
up--it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
TWO: Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, t heirconversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE: Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR: When you say, "I love you," mean it.
FIVE: When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.
SIX: Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN: Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT: Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't havemuch.
NINE: Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way tolive life completely.
TEN: In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN: Don't judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE: Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN: When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smileand ask, "Why do you want to know?"
FOURTEEN: Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN: Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN: When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
SEVENTEEN: Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; andResponsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN: Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN: When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps tocorrect it.
TWENTY: Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
TWENTY- ONE: Spend some time alone.
Monday, January 25, 2010
“All men who turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.”
—Sir Walter Scott
Education can’t be fixed as long as we believe this basic myth. The myth is that it is possible for one human being to educate another. The fact is that the only person who can fix education is the student.
…Great teaching will solve our educational problems… Teachers teach and students educate… There are two types of great teachers which consistently motivate student-driven education: Mentors and Classics.
The Conveyor Belt does precisely what it was designed to do. It produces a relatively literate workforce for the general populace. It rarely, however, produces independently thinking leaders. Conveyor Belt education can be found in public schools, private or charter schools, and even in home schools. It is often referred to as the “soviet conveyor belt,” because standards and grade levels are set low enough to ensure that nearly everyone can make it through the educational assembly line.
…Conveyor Belts have an important place in society, but it is essential that they don’t become a monopoly and that professional and leadership training schools are maintained.
Educate the Poor
Teach What to Think
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“Soviet” Conveyor Belt—Schools look and run like factories
18-24 College Major/Job
68+ Retire or Volunteer
Professional education is also known as the “competitive conveyor belt,” since the methods usesd are the same as the soviet conveyor belt, but the standards are set much higher—the top 10-15%.
The professional system does what it's designed to do—create expertise. And if you need a doctor, a lawyer, or a manager for your business, you are glad they are well prepared. The professional system has been very effective in achieving its goals, but it is not a substitute for leadership training.
Teach When to Think
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Competitive Conveyor Belt—Students Compete
Careers: (According to age)
18-22 College Major
22-26 Professional Training
65+ Retire or Volunteer
The method for training leaders is as old as humanity—classics and mentors. The student studies the greatest works ever created, and submits to the guidance of great mentors, who customize the education for the student’s mission in life. This is the simplest, though arguably the most challenging of the educational paths.
"Leadership Education, which I call “Thomas Jefferson Education,” teaches students how to think and prepares them to be leaders in their homes and communities, entrepreneurs in business, and statesmen in government.
"…What happens when a society does not prepare leaders? We get managers and professionals leading in areas they have no training for, such as government, and we get a nation of followers who see no problem with that because they have no experience with anything else. …This was the legacy of Germany in the 1930s—a highly trained but uneducated people easily swayed by Hitler."
Teach How to Think
Classics (any works that inspire greatness)
Mentors that Design a Custom Education for Each Student
Careers: (According to age)
0-12 Play/Family Work
12-16 Scholar Phase
16-20 Superb Education
20-24 Depth Phase (Liberal Arts College)
24-50 Build Two Towers (a Family and an Organization)
50+ Impact the World (Statesmanship)
Learn the difference between good and bad, and how to make good choices
Learn how to work, and how to be responsible
Learn about God and his or her relationship with Him
Play—which is the best way for a child to learn about the world around him
Spend most of his time at home with his family, being nurtured and loved
This is a time when the student-in-embryo is encouraged to study anything that interests her. If she chooses it, she’ll be excited about it, and so her play will include things that sometimes do and sometimes don’t look like work: reading, writing, discussing, drawing, sculpting, building, cooking, and cleaning. The parent’s job during this phase is to keep the home stocked with “educational products,” and model to the child that learning is one of the funnest things she can possibly do.
Study what they are excited about, with minimum "requirements" or "assignments" and maximum inspiration
Be fascinated by a variety of subjects, and will move from one subject to another at a random pace
Grow to love learning, if they are free to follow their interests (and conversely, grow to hate learning, if forced and coerced in academics before they choose)
Continue to learn and add upon the lessons of Core Phase
Study 8-12 hours a day in subjects that interest them
Willingly submit to a demanding mentor to "fill in the gaps"
Feel passionately driven by a sense of “mission,” even though they are might not yet be sure what that mission is
Immerse themselves deeply in subjects of their own choosing that the they feel will help them in their life’s mission
Need time to study and read on their own
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Dude there are so many inside jokes I have with this girl. So many "you just had to be there" moments. It's kinda hard to remember them all. Haha. Sam has been my friend for seven or so years now. Ever since the Annie play where we met and then finding out we were going to the same school. We fought and dissagreed, but what friendship doesnt? A good friendship has to do with what we bring into it that counts. We've got memories and a TON of pictures to keep as remiders. I love you Sam
Hmm what to say about this handsome stud? I've know him for five years now I think, the last three years, he's been my bestfriend. And that'll never really change, I mean, he knows way to much about me lol. He's helped me when I thought nothing could get better. He's always been there to tell me I'm wrong, haha. Someone to make me laugh when I need it the most. He's my unofficial big brother. I love you Ethan =)
So ever since the day I met you at church. You were odd. And havnt really changed lol. From the Rouge bangs to the mini's. You've been someone I can always have fun with. Whether it's the good kind, or the kind that gets you in trouble. We've been through it all together. Good luck on you marriage!
Yeah I know, it's a little weird putting you in here. I mean we've only known eachother for like not even a year. But you were awesome during PP. Remember how I would tell you that you couldnt leave because nothing went right without you there. And you didnt believe me untill it was proven? Yeah, I was right. So always be here ok? Lol. Love ya!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Lastnight I went out with Lauren and Kirsten (two of my roomies) We went and saw Where the Wild things are. Can you believe they actually made that book into a movie!? I know, I remember reading it as a little kid. But anyways, It was....undescribable. Haha, good movie, but yet I'm not sure if I really like it or not. I don't think I would buy it and watch it over and over again, thats for sure. But it was a fun outing.
Stay tuned for more to come....