Monthly Archives: January 2015

G.R.O.W: More Structure and Reward

Goal: Today I want to get the lesson plan and activities written and scheduled with my class. I like that this allows them to create curriculum themselves, gives them ownership, and most importantly allows them to break free from the herd mentality. These executive functioning skills are essential.

Reality: I have the time and materials to complete all of this. I seem to have a receptive audience.

Options/ obstacles: There really aren’t many obstacles in the way,my options are really simply to do it or not.The completion of the task is up to the students.


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Posted by on January 30, 2015 in Uncategorized


G.R.O.W.: Emails, Cars, Sleeps, Books

Goal: To read chapter 5 & 6 in Empowering Youth with ADHD. To Get Lockheed Martin E-Week paperwork progressed. To delineate Studio Time to my students. To allow foe independent reading and work time. To give feedback on Reading Logs.

Reality: I have the time and intention  – for what that’s worth.  My car ought to be ready, so I have to juggle vehicles and their contents.

Options/Obstacles: I am tired, I am a little  distracted  by the perceived weight of this list.

Why: I am running out of weeks in school already, it seems.

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Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Uncategorized


G.R.O.W.: Much to do and do

Goal: Today and for the rest of the week I would like to get my field trip forms completed,start a new book, while finishing another,and make sure that I give my students the structure and accountability they need to complete their goals. My son has basketball practice today

Reality: I am a little apprehensive about all I have to do, I have some of the books started. I have to start another one.

Obstacles/options: As usual my biggest obstacle time management and distractions. I have to give myself permission to let other things take a backseat while I prioritize this. I have the option of going to the gym twice today, where I do seem to get a lot of reading completed. I have the option of allowing more directed yet independent study time. I have the option of scheduling tasks for certain times in the day, then doing my best during that time, then moving on, whether completed or not.

Who/What/Where/When/Why: These tasks are important to me, and in some case my employers and students. I have to find value in them first, before they can be a value to anyone else, or else I am enabling others, not empowering them and myself, there is a fine line.

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Posted by on January 28, 2015 in intentions and reflections


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G.R.O.W. Model

Goal: My goal at the moment is to get the Book Empowering Youth with ADHD bt the weekend. I also want to get some more cardio in to be ready for the Warrior Dash Race the Day before.

Reality is that I am on chapter two, and need to be at chapter 10 by sunday

Options.  Obstacles: I have the option of reading my book for a while today, both in school and at the gym. My obstacle remains time and distractions.

Why? This is a natural extension of my interests and abilities.I feel blessed to be able to extend those things and for a considerable wage

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Posted by on January 27, 2015 in Uncategorized


5* D.I.: This is Jeapardy

Today is great. I want to have fun. I am glad it is Friday. I have a lot to do.

I want to get my field trip forms completed. I have to have a class meeting. I will be playing jeopardy with my class as a way to survey the cities in America we chose from our family trees.

I have a litany of chores to do at school:

check books

go over due assignments

list expectations for exhibition again.

I have the time and place and resources to do all of these.

As usual I need the patience and scheduling to do it.

I would like to go into the weekend with a sense of completion so I don’t compound the tardiness next week.

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Posted by on January 23, 2015 in intentions and reflections


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5* D.I.: A day of work

Check In: Today I am well. Well rested and fed. I had a  productive evening and morning so far. I am enjoying the weather.

Goal: I want to talk a little more about expectations for exhibitions and getting everyone caught up. I decided that today should be an independent work day.  I would like to be spiritually independent, that includes financially and politically. I was reading a great article this morning about a park which had only one handicapped entrance,  so they closed the entrance which was not accessible to wheelchairs. No no one can use it. Come again?

I  want to do the workout part C I found on Men’s Fitness Online.The parts A & B have been challenging and involve multi joint or full body exercises.No isolation.

My tools: I have an open morning to use as independent work time. I still have to schedule it in blocks to increase productivity. I have time  to go to the gym today.

I Lack: I need to keep myself directed and catch my students doing things right so they gain. momentum. I have to keep checking off my list of things to do.

This is important because I want to help others succeed, that means I succeed and a,m surrounding myself with successful people.

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Posted by on January 22, 2015 in intentions and reflections


5*D.I.: Off Schedule

This long weekend was great. I went to the Scottish Highland Games. There was a lot to see and do. We spent a considerable amount of time there. I enjoyed the beautiful weather yesterday. I completed a crazy HIIT. A High Intensity Interval Training workout. I’m getting ready for a couple of Mud/Obstacle runs. Except for something weird happening in my guts – no doubt related to my huge appetite and heavy workout/ dehydration- I feel physically well.

Today I want to get finance and genealogy done as well as picking out a family saga book and starting A Land Remembered Again.

My computer is on the fritz so I will be using my cell phone for as much as I can. I have the texts for everything else.

I will need the trust and patience as usual. I can only ever plan a plan. I cannot plan an outcome. It usually means not responding to drama.

This is important because I want to stay on schedule. The exhibition is always sooner than one thinks.

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Posted by on January 20, 2015 in intentions and reflections


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