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Sleep

My sleep is not as I would like for it to be. I find myself sleeping when I would like to be awake and awake when I would like to be sleeping. I’m not sure why. I’m thinking of changing a couple of my things in my to do list, in order to break this routine I have fallen into. I could do some things now while I am awake, but I know I would be up until 2 or three in the morning even though I would be up at 5 to get ready for work. 

To do some of the things at this hour of the night would require the use of power tools at times…not a good time. If I were to pull up my designing software, I would get no sleep at all or I work until falling asleep at my PC.

I’m beginning to think I’m one of those people who slows down emotionally during the winter months. I never thought of myself as having that problem before, but I am getting older and I don’t consider myself as being old. I don’t act or work my age. It’s not that I’m trying to stay young…that’s just how I am. When I work, I work hard. When I’m with family and friends (I count my co-workers as friends) I like to laugh. The laughter of those around me makes me feel good.

I am concerned but not worried about my misdirected sleep and falling behind in some accomplishments but there will be a turnaround.

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Teaching Tools

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Our public school system has taken on changes over time that may have benefited those intended to teach…or not. I recently heard Robin Meade on HLN report that a public school system’s teaching (not all) staff in Atlanta had ‘fudged’ test results in order to make it look like the students and faculty were achieving more than they actually did. This also gave the teachers an increase in their pay. The question coming out of this was…wouldn’t you want to know if your child was not learning as he or she should be?

I do believe that this is not a practice taken on nationally in our public school system, but I would also have to say I believe it is not isolated. So what are they teaching?….that’s it’s not okay for the students to cheat in learning, but the teachers will do it for you. It is disheartening for the students, faculty and the education system. These kids have been damaged by the carelessness of a select few, but with lasting affects that is sure to leave a mark in the hearts and minds of these kids…even those not directly affected by this.

There is no perfect manmade solution, no perfect school system, no perfect student nor is there a perfect teacher. God, the Perfect One has given us the perfect solution, and that is the world in which we live.

Any and everything we need to learn is in our everyday living…..math, science,  biology, history, social skills….you name it. Now I will say that even though it is a perfect solution, it is not a perfect world…but that’s ok because it is we who have shaped this perfect solution into what it has become.

Some parents want to shield their kids from the world and its events in order to keep them safe. But these same kids will not live in the classroom, but they will live in the world and not learning from the world in some way, they will be lost.  I do understand fears due to what is happening in the world today, but are our schools that much safer?….and I’m leaving out the shootings that have taken place.

Teaching tools are in our everyday living and the best school for learning is our World Class. So am I saying to keep the kids out of the public schools? No but I am saying that home schooling or unschooling looks pretty good….

Out Of Place

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