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Learn What You Want To Learn

Last weekend, we were playing Loaded Questions.

Alana: What’s something you want to learn more about?
Me: I actually have a list! There’s only one thing on it right now. Teaching 1-1 correspondence to people with visual impairments.
Alana: Wow, you have a list!?
Me: Yeah, then I always remember! If I come across something and think “I’d like to learn more about that,” I write it on my list! I had some more stuff on it a few months ago, but I took some time to learn about those already.

When you think of (or come across) something that you want to learn more about, write it down. Literally. Get a piece of paper and a reasonable writing utensil, and write it down. And always keep that list with you. In your wallet, perhaps.

Or get out your phone, and make a list on there. That’s where my list is.

And then, when you have a couple minutes of spare time, find information on it.
If you only have 5 minutes, that’s enough to find something. You don’t have to read it right away.
If it’s an internet website, bookmark it for easy access for when you have more than 10 minutes.
If it’s a book, put it on hold at your local public library, and pick it up on your way home. Always keep it with you so you can read when you have a few minutes. 
If its an article, save it to your computer for easy access for reading when you have more time. Or print it out and keep it with you to read next time you are waiting in line for something, getting your oil changed, waiting to meet up with someone, etc. 

Learn what you want to learn.

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So I was with my mom and I was studying for a final. Yay for school : )

I was teaching her everything on my study guide, so that I could make sure I understood it all. Teaching is one of the best ways to learn!

One of the points on my study guide was “What does NCTM stand for?” 

Me: “Do you know what NCTM stands for?”

Mom: “Non-Committal Tongue Makeout?”

Me: “Uhm…no. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.”

Mom: “Okay.”

Some people’s moms…


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Standing Outside the Fire

Today was the last day of one of my classes, and our professor showed us a fantastic video that I had seen before, but forgotten about.

Please take 3 minutes and 55 seconds of your time to watch it!

“Standing Outside the Fire” by Garth Brooks

“Life is not tried, it’s just merely survived, if you’re standing outside the fire.” 

Are you trying life? Or are you merely surviving life?


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American Sign Language

As you may or may not know….I am passionate about American Sign Language (ASL). There are many times when I feel ASL can express things so much better than English can.
I believe that ASL is the natural language of the Deaf and that instruction in ASL in schools is key to the success of Deaf students, just as learning the English language was key to my success in school.

I encourage you to sign the ASL petition below. It just takes a few minutes. You do not have to be Deaf to sign it. You do not have to know ASL to sign it. Anyone can. SO PLEASE sign… we need about 4,000+ more signatures by December 12th.

Click here to sign the petition

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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