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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Its finally over...at least the presentation part! I miss you guys!


Hi all...

I was out of town (well more like out of the Los Angeles County) presenting at a conference in Pamona. It was a really long process preparing but it was really rewarding to present my research and lesson plan to fellow educators. My presentation was titled "The Common Person of the Civil Rights Movement...the Unsung Heros." The presentation went really well and all I have left to do is finish viewing the video I did and decide where to edit it. The video is of oral histories I did. The video is due to the editors next month and then I am finally done! This project has been one hell of a major undertaking but definitely worth it. For those of you who don't know I am an English teacher turned historian but what I really want to focus on is creating something to do with educational videos/seminars that are more like reality TV where students and/or teachers engage in meaningful challenges and learn ALA America's Next Top Model, Biggest Loser, Top Design, Wife Swap, Nanny 911. I say give people a hand's on learning experience and see what happens. That is the vision we will see what happnes! Believe it or not, I also teach health and before I quit smoking, I would walk into class after just smoking and teach about the evils of cigarettes! Go figure! You do not have to practice good health to teach about it.

I miss posting and am determined to post my Trim Up Tuesday (that is a whole other sad story that I will save for later! Lets just say I am not any trimmer yet but I have been WAY more conscious of what I am putting in my mouth! Even if I put it in anyway, I think about it and how many calories I am consuming! I have been trying to respond to everyone's blogs and make the rounds but I will get it together and post about all of the stuff that is going on with me.....life is crazy but I am not smoking! I did consider it the other day and realized it was just a thought and it disappeared as soon as fast as it came! I miss you guys!! Dr. Howell, it was great to see you stop by my blog. I can't wait to catch up on all those good health articles from your site. I have been kinda busy and haven't been able to read much latley. I am hoping to see one on the potential health effects of cell phones. I am dying to know if they are really all that bad for your health since I gave up my land line like two years ago.

Peace,

Diva

3 comments:

maggie's mind said...

Now that would be a good use of reality TV. Sounds like a lot of work but a good experience doing your presentation. Very cool!

Brandie said...

Congrats on your project being a success! Good for you for continuing to stay smoke free through all the stressors.

I wish I could help you with the Trim Up Tuesday template, but I guess I'm not sure what problem you're having. At what point are you stuck? Before or after getting the code from the tool?

Mz Diva said...

Brandie, its not you its me..I have been too lazy to read the directions! A sad but true fact when this busy! I just posted and I set my next weekly goal to use the template and learn something new!