No Zero Grading Policy

The Controversy of the “No Zero” Grading Policy

Essential Question: Does giving learners no lower than a 50 percent as an overall grade, even when they have not done anything, helping or hurting the learner? In a few states, the no zero grading policy has been making some tremendous waves. Teachers and parents have been wondering if this policy really helps the child or… Continue reading The Controversy of the “No Zero” Grading Policy

Preparing for College, AP vs Dual Enrollment

AP Courses versus Dual Enrollment Courses: Decide for Yourself

I am in an Advanced Placement Workshop in Chapel Hill, NC and boy have I been enlightened. Being a proponent of Dual Enrollment for years, after this workshop, I have changed my mind. FYI: Dual enrollment students are students enrolled in high school while also taking a few community college courses at the same time. AP students… Continue reading AP Courses versus Dual Enrollment Courses: Decide for Yourself

emotional vampires, life hacks, sound advice

Identify the Emotional Vampires in your Life

When you hear the word "vampire" the images that may come to mind is Barnabas Collins from "Dark Shadows" or Edward Cullen from "Twilight". But I have come to inform you that vampires are quite real, maybe not in the sense of these characters, but when it comes to certain individuals we have in our lives,… Continue reading Identify the Emotional Vampires in your Life

Journey, Blogging, Be Inspired, story time

SOS, Abandon the Flaky-Ship!

I randomly decided to look up what "SOS" stood for and was surprised to find that it did not stand for anything at all. It simply was chosen as a signal because it could be easily transmitted in Morse Code during distress. So that's what it is, a signal. Some of us right now are… Continue reading SOS, Abandon the Flaky-Ship!

story time

The Parable of the Tenants

I was reading a parable called "The Parable of the Tenants" and it really stood out to me so you know I had to share. The parable spoke about a landlord that planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it and built a watchtower. After everything was put in… Continue reading The Parable of the Tenants