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Like to play sports and workout. Love to go out with my wife. Like to travel everywhere.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

C4K march edition

Going from cats to baseball makes this class exciting. I mean I'm reading how one student is trying to catch a cat which if you catch one then your pretty good and fast to reading how spring is the favorite time of the year for another student. I really like spring time but not to fancy to cats because I'm allergic to cats.  
Astros baseball
Texas Baseball
Rangers Baseball

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blog Post 9

 I like how he describes his first year of teaching and what to do and what not to do to yourself. You will always need to make sure your students are learning what you are teaching I believe is more important then a perfect lesson plan. Being flexible is something that I learned in the Navy, so talking about it in teaching is great always want to be able to change up your plans without hitting a snag. Being reasonable is something some of my teachers never learned and sometimes had to high of expectations. Technology is something I still learned and will never stop learning about because it helps with all I will do one day. I am trying to always listen to my students because they are the real ones that will be learning from what I’m teaching.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Blog Post 8

The Future in work.He states how we have moved from print to computers. We don't have to go to a library to do research we can do it on a computer.  Going from print based to and moving image based to get live footage from any type of news. He published a document on line and in a time of 3 months had over 9,000 hits. If he had published that as a regular printed document not many people would have been able to use it. I really enjoyed how they searched the worlds blogs and through the Internet. wee can not teach what he was talking about at the end because we don't have ways to teach what is coming up next.  It allows us to show our dreams for others to see. The university is for ideas.  

The Chipper Series and EDM310 for Dummies. The idea about this video is really true and the point is if you procrastinate your work  then you will do it once you get a job you will procrastinate there also. Doing your work on time is always the most important job in school. I wouldn't mind creating a video on coaching the fundamentals of basic football skills. The main message I believe is that you should not give up when doing EDM310 work because at the beginning it is overwhelming but once you find where everything is at it is a great class. 

Learn to Change, Change to Learn. This video needs to be watched by teachers everywhere so we can get a change in some of the schools. We are going into a world where in most circumstances there are no right or wrong answers and ideas.  We need to open the minds of our students to what is going on the present not the past or have them doing something for the future.

Watch the RSA Animate, The Secret Powers of Time by Philip Zambardo and Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by David Pink. What he says about dinners and time with families and friends is correct. We are so worried about trying to get richer and less time with our family we just let our kids educate themselves in others things besides school. I have played video games but on the other hand my family growing up had family dinner. We should advance school so students feel they have a say or a piece of what they are learning.  He talks about how or what makes people work and that isn’t money. I believe what makes people work harder is them actually helping someone or something our in the world. Instead of forcing money at people have them work for something that benefits more than just themselves and actually helps out others and they will feel as they accomplished something. 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Blog Post 7

Achieving Your Childhood Dreams:
I really learned a lot from the video especially how I could help students and others out. When he talks about having specific dreams that is true, because if you have a dream then you sometimes would not thrive for them. When something gets in your way between you and the dream that is where you have to prove how much you want the dream. I thought when the coach told him about caring. He really made since because there are teachers out there that will stop trying and stop caring.

Having enthusiasm in life is what has got me through all that I have done from football to continuing my Navy service and now at school. By playing football I learned at the time a direct coordination between football and life lessons. I have used all that I learned in football from sportsmanship, to team work, and how to persevere. He made a great point about leadership as a skill set because you are not born as a leader you have to learn how to become a leader.

As a teacher and coach someday we need to challenge our students harder then they have been challenged before. By challenging them you are giving them a chance to succeed. If you do something pioneering or new be prepared for the backlash. Always give credit where its due and apologize when you mess up are great ideas and will work in life. Work harder and never complain because complaining will get you nowhere.  

Lombardi Speech

Project # 10 PLN

Here is my PLN from Twitter. I have been following news sites since class started. Haven't really started following all of the teachers except for some.
Twitter News
                         Twitter news

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Project #11 Short Movie

This is a book I read for my short movie called "The King who Rained". by: Fred Gwynne
click on link for video