Monthly Archives: April 2014

Jose Flores shared an article

ory gives order and purpose to our lives” Identity whether it is working class or communal clarifies that purpose. Inchoate changes in identity are infantile and are not helping rather they are arresting our development.Share this:

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Faces of Poverty

Faces of Poverty.

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How Engaged Are Students and Teachers in American Schools?

Specifically in Higher Education


How Engaged Are Students and Teachers in American Schools?

By Anya Kamenetz

Gallup recently released a major report on the State of American Schools. Their data paints a picture of schools performing as a complex ecosystem, with the wellbeing, engagement, and performance of teachers, students, and principals all intertwined.

The report combines decades of surveys of 5 million American teachers and principals with the results of the Gallup Student Poll, now billed as the largest survey of American students with 600,000 5th through 12 grade participants, and several large follow-up studies. Gallup’s also drawing on its background developing the Employee Engagement Survey, which has been administered to a total of almost 30 million people in all professions.

The Gallup polls ask students, teachers, principals, and other professionals about their levels of hope, emotional engagement, and well-being at work or school. While these qualities may seem like frills, they’ve been…

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Life, am I right?

Rachel's Ramblings

So, today I was getting dinner with a friend and she was informing me of all of the stress she is under as the semester winds down. Of course this is her final semester of her undergraduate career, so stress is normal. But I’m telling you, she has enough stressful decisions to make to last her a lifetime.

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Not getting into the grad schools that she wanted has caused her to second guess if she should go to grad school for her major yet she’s wait-listed for one school but doesn’t wan to get her hopes up. Second guessing her major has made her think of going to grad school for a completely different thing which now means she needs to look into new grad schools. This leads to more tuition costs and debating the benefits of moving across the country to gain in-school tuition. These…

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26 Reasons The Final Months Of Grad School Are The Absolute Worst

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For all the struggling scholarly soldiers out there in their last term. May we be alive and of sound mind by the time we’re supposed to walk across that stage.

1. Because your overall knowledge in your focus area has peaked and reading 5789763515 more articles is not going to make that much of a difference.

2. Because at this point any reading that does not have to do with your degree completion is automatically downgraded to “skimming,” which still takes hours of course.

3. Because sometimes you’re typing up an assignment and 8 pages into it, you realize you actually have no idea what any of those 8 pages are talking about.


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Warrior Status

Take a line from a song that you love or connect with. Now forget the song, and turn that line into the title or inspiration for your post… What makes you special, unique and talented?
“Who made who?”
“Who Made Who?” –An ACDC Music hit and one of this music groups all-time greatest album,
“Back in Black”. Matter of fact- to the common idle human, this would probably seem intrusive or improper for conversation the title actually has a tone of control or authority but what could it possibly mean? And what it can it suggest; by asking “who.made.who?”… To the critical eye it can easily mean that someone is taking credit for someone else’s successes or position in society or on another note it can actually be the [fact] that someone is letting someone know who is control…II on the other hand take it as Educational theme song where my Educators observed, noted, and developed the talent into its optimal forms… With all due respect, “both are paths” the only significance or difference is that one path is of [glory] and the other is a well-trodden path of [followers], a path of security, a path of comfort, a path that shares “what’s around the uphill run” instead of preparing for whatever is to come… This path is known as the Warrior Path.
So who makes these ‘Warriors’? Are these Men or Women? Are these individuals born into “Warrioracy?” Let’s ask ourselves this last question; are they special humans can we call them heroes? “Prefabricated humans”, so to speak, who are developed over time… but do these humans experience trials and tribulations, I will make a point here, to some trials and tribulations seem impossible tasks but to the Warrior “it’s another day at the office” as they are commonly heard to say in the public.
These Men and Women are known for their Courage, How do they conquer fear? How do they stare down chaos, doing so in such a manner as if it was a mere reflection of a mirror…Smiling? They tackle chaos head on; with no mercy. How do they conquer or come to possess such an extraordinary state of mind? Not only do they utilize their minds as weapons but in return control that same mind they possess as it is used to destroy their enemies thoughts actions even… stopping them from any “legal” forward progress in their pursuits thru trickery and cowardliness— never standing a chance against a trained Mean in Psychological Warfare. QUIT NOW~!
So who makes these Warriors? The only logical answer is that no one makes anyone, Warriors are Self-Made, Warriors are Leaders of Truth not perfection; striving for excellence. We can ask ourselves these Men can’t do it this all by themselves, again the Warrior doesn’t think narrow but broad; he has vision down the range… now… what guides or motivates these special kind? Well one thing is for sure that everyone is born to find their and choose their talents or attributes. Warriors, are different they know they are Warriors early in their lives. Due to their in experience though and lack Fitness they must build this foundation to Survive against the enemy… knowing that he must only guard his spirit and nothing else.
I see in many of your eyes that you just might be one of these Warriors, well your wrong twinkle toes, and a matter of fact not everyone can become a Warrior, Warriors are those who choose to become Warriors. No one needs to tell them or confirm this Warrioracy, Warriors know who they are especially when the day comes that they realize their Warrior Spirit from that day forward they have just merely started another level of their everything they believe they possess, should no longer be of any value, they must only build their Spirits and seek these in the world they deem candidates to Warrioracy.
If I may I will share my story, my path, and my journey in becoming a Warrior-Scholar.
It all started in Delano, California- Warrior capital of the world.
Where Warrior either become or succumbs… Let me elaborate.
The Mexicans are born into Warrioracy, but although they are born to such privilege, Warriors must still develop special traits that come in due [time] not with age or by purchasing or marriage but in due time. Time is the factor here not experience or power, but- time; when the young Warrior decides to become a Warrior that is the day they lives transform. When this occurs they commit to error because there will error after error until Excellence comes to fruition. This can either take 5 years or 15. All depends on the individual’s—- awareness and mental toughness. Errors are costly, and with errors come trauma and more traumas and again time is wasting… time slips away… nonetheless These Special Kind commit themselves to the Warrior path until this title is honed and earned; Regardless of the obstacles.
One must decide to either keep going or quit… no one’s decision but the candidates.
Good Luck Twinkle toes MOFOS! And yes keeps dreaming you little punks- you will never become a Warrior… Why?
QUIT NOW. GO HOME. Before “Go Daddy” Spanks YOU!


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Keep It Movin!!!


Dr. Kelly B. Daugherty

Conferences never cease to amaze me.  Typically, we spend two nights a year meeting with parents to discuss plans for the year, student behavior, and student progress.  The conversation generally starts with a highlight of the student’s grades and their academic performance.  I work hard to keep things as positive as possible, unless there is an imperative need to discuss the negative in more detail.  Most of the time, parents whose student requires a greater focus on negative behavior never show up anyway, which I still struggle to understand.  The only thing I can determine is that these parents just don’t want to hear one more negative thing about their child. As a parent, I guess I understand that. As an educator, I want to work with parents to make positive changes in their child’s life.

As I contemplate on that, I think about my Victor. You may remember Victor…

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