10/14/2019

Q/A: Are We Teaching Our Students to be Offended?

Q/A : Are we encouraging young people to be offended and derailed about things that their parents would have shrugged off while growing up?    This has to do with the ease that people are taking offense, given permission to not get over it and have permission to go to a safe place. EXAMPLES Google, micro aggressions and you get pages of things some people have decided shouldn’t have been said or didn’t say correctly. My concern is people are […]
09/27/2019

Q/A: “I Don’t Like That Man. I’m Going to Have To Get To Know Him Better. Abraham Lincoln

I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A:  “ I don’t like that man.  I’m going to have to get to know him better”.  Abraham Lincoln.  Explain why getting to know a person you don’t necessarily like is a wise idea or a foolish idea. TEACHER NOTE: Here’s the wisdom.  We have friends that we are comfortable with because we have a history […]
08/23/2019

Great Q/A for a Nutrition Unit–The Potato, an Indispensable Food

I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A:  Define the term  Staple Food?  A staple food (sometimes simply referred to as a staple) is a food that is eaten routinely, and in such quantities that it constitutes a dominant portion of a standard diet in a given population, supplying a large fraction of the needs for energy-rich materials and generally a significant proportion […]
08/02/2019

What Kind of Decision Maker are you?

I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example:  Q/A:   What kind of Decision Maker are you? A.  That won’t happen to me, you are over reacting   B.  I know, I know;  I just don’t care C. Get off my back D.  I Always do right A. represents the naive person:  No matter how old you are, in any area of life where […]
07/17/2019

What Does Addiction and Diarrhea Have in Common?

I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example:  Q/A:  What does Addiction and Diarrhea have in common? Definition:  Diarrhea is when you have an URGENT need to have a bowel movement.  In other words, you CAN’T control this.  There is NO mind over matter.  Your body is telling you, find a bathroom NOW. Definition:  Addiction is repeated involvement with a substance or activity, despite […]
06/27/2019

Are You a Joy To Be With?

I like to begin class with a Q/A.    Q/A is a question, or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A: Every good thing requires effort.  That includes happiness and being a joy to others. Here’s the big question:  Are You A Joy To Be With?     Somethings to consider before you say Yeah or Nay  Are you easy to be with? Are you fun to be with? Are you someone people can talk with (you […]
05/12/2019

What is More Empowering, Goals or Daily Routine?

I like to begin class with a Q/A.    Q/A is a question, or an idea to be explored. Here is an example:  (This would be excellent lead in for a Goal Unit, Decision making unit. ) 1st  Q/A:  What is more empowering, personal goals or habits?  Explain your reasoning. Teacher Note: The Principal of the Path.  Your path always leads to your destination. Personal goals are a desired destination.  Habits (daily routine) are a path to or a detour […]
04/26/2019

Why Are We Having Measles Outbreaks?

I like to begin each class with what I call Q/A.  I use it for: a way to get the students in their seats, on task and thinking. time for me to complete tasks necessary for each class- roll etc. an activity that is a smooth transition into the day’s lesson or a review of previous material. It’s 10% of their final grade. Q/A:  Measles —among the most contagious diseases—had been eliminated in the U.S. since 2000.    SSSOOOOO, Why […]
04/17/2019

Q/A: To Eat or Not to Eat

I like to begin class with a Q/A.   A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example: Q/A:  During the Thanksgiving season the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged the “U.S. consumers not to eat any Romaine lettuce, retailers and restaurants not to serve or sell any” until the current E. Coli outbreak is resolved.  This was on the local and national news for several days.  Two weeks later I didn’t […]

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