Monthly Archives: July 2013

Spelling Heroes:

Bad:    heros Good: heroes I have the hardest time remembering the second e in heroes. Now I might have a mnemonic device that may help. There are heroes who are both men and women. There is an e in she … Continue reading

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Making topics in school relevant:

Today’s Rock Soup is devoted to storytelling and making topics in school relevant. Over a year ago I created a storytelling presentation called, Traits of a Hero. This presentation has multiple objectives, one of which is to teach children how … Continue reading

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Networking for job leads:

I’ve been attending a networking group each weekday morning and have been learning useful information for job searching. This is one of the topics that was covered: Networking for job leads. It is important to set goals for yourself. The … Continue reading

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Memorable moments in teaching:

Today’s thought was inspired by some talks at church. I hope today’s message can be of use to youth ministries, family counselors, parents and grandparents. In the LDS culture, there are many stories of the pioneers crossing the plains to … Continue reading

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Meet the Orem Candidates’ night:

I attended meet the candidate night and I went prepared to ask five questions. The questions were, 1. What are their feelings about the cares program? In particular, about money being spent for such projects as some of the story … Continue reading

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Ten words used wrong:

I had more spelling words to touch upon but came across and article called “10 worlds that you’ve probably been misusing”. I thought this article might be of use and thought I’d share it. Here is the link: http://hellogiggles.com/10-words-that-youve-probably-been-misusing Thanks … Continue reading

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Relating school knowledge to life, a brainstorming session:

I’m working on expanding certain components of a story telling event, I’ve created called Traits of a Hero. The purpose of this event is to tell several stories and then relate scientific or nature related details of the story that … Continue reading

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Suggested daytime habits to address Burnout:

A couple of weeks ago I attended an online web-seminar about burn out. I took some notes and thought I’d share them. This is the next segment on the topic. This is the last entry from my notes.      … Continue reading

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Handling stress:

I heard a delightful object lesson today while listening to a presentation at a job searching workshop. I thought I would share it in today’s teaching embellishments blog. Usually when we think of the concept of a cup of water … Continue reading

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A poster to match the theme:

I spent a couple of hours with a fellow CERT member on creating a poster for a fireside next Sunday. I thought we did some nice things to match the theme. Cert means Certified Emergency Response Team. The fireside next … Continue reading

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