Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Who ever Said There isn't Anything Good on TV?: Sponge Bob and the 7 Deadly Sins

[Here is a little lesson I am planning for one of my classes.  I thought it would be an engaging way to teach the seven deadly sins to my students.  I've gathered the info from a couple of different sources.  Also, I think Wikipedia has some decent info on the seven deadly sins. At least as far as definitions and their relationship to Dante's Divine Comedy]


Thursday, February 09, 2012

11 Rules Your Child Should Learn at School but Likely Will Not

[Someone sent this to me and I liked it.  So I re-post it for your own reading pleasure.  I think we could add a few more rules, but 11 is a good starting number.]

Rule 1:
Life is not fair – get used to it.

The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem.  The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3:
You will not make $60,000 a year right out of high school.  You will not be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4:
If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.  Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6:
If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes.  Learn from them.

Rule 7:
Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now.  They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were.  So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your from first.

Rule 8:
Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not.  In some school, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer.  This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.

Rule 9:
Life is not divided into semesters.  You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.  Do that on your own time.

Rule 10:
Television is not real life.  In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11:
Be nice to nerds.  Chances are you’ll end up working for one.
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