Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Blog Post 8

Resilient Kids

Investing time in teaching students mindfulness techniques might cost you some class time but as a teacher said you get that time back tenfold. This is a worthwhile investment in my eyes. Not all education has to be academic sometimes you need to develop skills and techniques to deal with everyday life situations like stress and people.  

By teaching kids skills to improve their state of mindfulness these students are able to participate more within their classroom. Where problems of behavior would limit their time from classroom learning these students are able to minimize that time. This is a big deal because discipline issues are one of the reasons kids are not able to learn and cuts time from teachers being able to teach.

Once students learn these mindfulness techniques they don’t just use it once and forget. They own it, and often times end teaching other people they know. This is incredible as students learn and develop these complex skills they are also learning to be teachers and leaders within their communities.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Blog Post 7

what questions do you have about this election?
  1. Who is going to win and by what margin?
  2. What is the voter distribution by age now compared to four years ago, 12 years ago?
  3. Why does the green party/independent party run when they will not likely win?

What makes you want to vote? I would like to say it’s so my voice can be heard but in reality, it's more like am voting for the person who shares most or some of my values. That makes me want to vote so that someone who does not share most of my values is not in charge of making decisions that could go against my values.

What makes you shy away from the voting booth? Going to the actual booth is a time-consuming event where I would prefer to avoid it and cast an early ballot. I understand that most people usually get the day off but there are some that do not so it can be taxing for them to vote on that day.  

Do you feel well informed about the issues and candidates? Yes. I keep up to date with current affairs in Washington and the United States regarding politics. What I like about the United States is that we have the freedom to find and search for mostly everything a candidate has done in while serving the public as well as the freedom to search public information regarding U.S. citizens like Trump.

Does this election draw you in or alienate you? This election draws me in by the sheer amount of craziness that is going on. I love to turn on the news and see what is happening in the elections it is like a soap opera unfolding every day. I like drama I guess, and I love to see the responses the candidates have to them.