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Back to School Challenge Day 02: A Lesson from Teacher

Back to School Challenge Day 02: A Lesson from Teacher

Day 02: If you were/are an English Teacher, share with us your dream lesson plan as far as reading assignments.Little known fact about me…I ALMOST became an English teacher. I wasn’t cut out to be in front of a group of students sharing my knowledge about literature or grammar. I couldn’t discipline a dog much less a child. So this question isn’t much of a stretch for me.My dream lesson plan would take some of the major events of the Bible, read them, dissect them and pair them up with real historical happenings. For example, why was Rome occupying Jerusalem when Jesus was out on the road preaching and stirring up a fuss. Or how did the Hebrews end up in Egypt and what was their role in the Egyptian economy?Why is this my dream lesson plan?We know that real world events influence literature. Some would argue that the Bible is one of the greatest literary works. I’m not saying it’s the most well-written or the most exciting to read, but stuff was happening in the World and that influenced the stories that were recorded. I would love to see how it is all connected without someone trying to convert […]

1 Comment | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 19, 2014
Back to School Challenge Day 09: A Note to My Teachers

Back to School Challenge Day 09: A Note to My Teachers

Day 09:Share with us the story of your favorite teacher or mentor.Believe it or not, this isn’t going to be a story about one of my English teachers or professors. It’s actually going to be quick story about my favorite math teacher, Mr. Aasen. David Aasen was my tennis coach and math teacher. I suck at math and I suck at tennis. I’m not the most coordinated person on the planet and numbers make my head spin. And while, Mr. Aasen didn’t make math easier for me or make me a better tennis player, it was his positive attitude that stands out in my memory. He always had smile on his face and cared about everyone. It’s not often, I found throughout my remaining years in the halls of education and throughout student teaching, to find teachers who care that much about everyone and can do it with a true and honest smile on their faces. And with things kind of being in this negative swing in my life, I think it is fitting that I’m writing this post right now as I remembered something Mr. Aasen used to say every day… “The grass is green, the sky is blue, […]

1 Comment | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 26, 2014
The Sunday Post #37: Week of August 17, 2014 + Back to School Blogger Challenge Day 07

The Sunday Post #37: Week of August 17, 2014 + Back to School Blogger Challenge Day 07

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.How’s it going everyone? I’ve been having a great time this week with the Back to School Book Blogger Challenge sponsored by Parajunkee. Have you been participating? What have been some of your favorite posts so far? There’s only a couple of days left and we’ll be back to our regular schedule.Back to School Day 07 Question: What are the most inspiring books you’ve read that have been assigned to you?Honestly, none. There’s not a single reading assignment that inspired me. The people who taught me literature inspired me to be a reader and pursue English as a major in college. But no single reading assignment was influential in me being a reader. Sad, I know. But it is people and the discussion surrounding those assignments that inspired me to want to read and discuss more not the actual readings themselves. What’s Happening on the Center StageMonday: Back to School Challenge Day 01: Getting to Know YouTuesday: Back to School Challenge Day 02: A Lesson from Teacher Wednesday: Back to School Challenge Day 03: Walking the Halls of Memory LaneThursday: Back to School Challenge Day 04: Take […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 24, 2014
Back to School Challenge Day 01: Getting to Know You

Back to School Challenge Day 01: Getting to Know You

Day 01: It’s time to stand up in front of the class and share with the rest of us a little about you!Extra Credit: Name the Musical referenced in the title of today’s post WITHOUT Googling it! Now it’s time for show and tell. My name is Terri. I am from southern MN, moved to Iowa to go to college and never left. Oh, the picture? That’s me with Jim C. Hines at ICON 38 last year. ICON is the oldest science-fiction/fantasy convention in Iowa and I’m on the planning committee this year. I started blogging on Monday, December 9, 2013. That’s when my first review posted. It was a movie review and I had to share my love for About Time because it was largely ignored when it released. I called my blog Second Run Reviews because I always feel like I’m late jumping on the bandwagon with the latest book and/or movie hype. I also tend to like movies and books that are a bit off the beaten path. I guess some people would classify them as indie releases. I like adult and young adult novels. You’ll find out tomorrow why I stick with YA novels even though […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 18, 2014