Writing Tips: Don’t Be an Ant. Be a Snowflake.

Ever watched ants? They’re very interesting little insects. If you put a sugar cube a distance from their nest, one of them will go and find it. Then it’ll go back and tell the others, and then they’ll all swarm all over that sugar and take it back to the colony. It’s a very concerted effort, and it’s amazing to watch. However, they are ants. This kind of thing is Continue reading “Writing Tips: Don’t Be an Ant. Be a Snowflake.”

The mind is a terrible thing to close.

I remember when the only thing I had to worry about was whether the other kids liked me or not and whether I had acne that day or not. Yes. They were odd years. Being a teenager is tough. But ignorance is also bliss. There are so many things I didn’t know then and sometimes wish I could unlearn. Of course, today is different for teenagers. With so many “anti-something” groups, there’s always some controversy about something.

Even today’s teenagers have to Continue reading “The mind is a terrible thing to close.”

The Level of Bias

I like to reflect on philosophies. Don’t ask me why. Must be one of those silly “growing older” things. Well, it happened again today. But I’m going to use this post to tell you all about it and at the same time answer a meme.

So, here’s seven things you need to know about me before I start:

  1. I’m Caucasian.
  2. I was raised Baptist.
  3. I’m male.
  4. I was born in the United States.
  5. I live in the United States.
  6. I’m a Southerner.
  7. I’m Continue reading “The Level of Bias”

Memorization Technique Using Numbers

I took a memorization course because of the grocery store I worked at when I was much younger. It taught how to memorize lists of items by creating images of the numbers and attaching them to images of the items within the list. You can memorize a list of 10 things with the information I’m providing.

The way it works is Continue reading “Memorization Technique Using Numbers”

The Perfect Teacher

Some of my favorite quotes can be used to describe the “perfect” teacher.

“The mind is a terrible thing to close.” – Saphrym

Yeah. I said that one. It’s a play on the old slogan of the mind is a terrible thing to waste. But it means that we should always keep an open mind. And that goes double or even triple for teachers.

“If you capture kids’ hearts, you have their heads. If you don’t capture their hearts, you have no business messing with their heads.” – Menville Flippen

Teaching is not Continue reading “The Perfect Teacher”

Random Conversations Are Fun!

Have you ever just had an awesome random conversation? Whether in person or by e-mail, these can be quite fun. I’ve had them happen in the past, but recently, it happened again and I really wanted to share it with you guys. Kristen from Kristen’s Guide is the person I had this particular conversation with. I featured one of her posts in one of my old blog posts and the conversation can be found below. Try starting one of your own. They can be very fun and really bring out the creativity in you. Without further ado, here’s the conversation between me and Kristen: Continue reading “Random Conversations Are Fun!”