exHow do you manage your time? Do you accomplish everything you planned? I don’t know what happens to my time. I make to-do lists. But I never seem to get to to-done. It’s 12:20 a.m. and I have 3 tasks for my class I’d planned to accomplish – zero are completed. 3 are started.
I get very distracted – where am I now? Oh yes, setting up a Windows spaces blog. How did I get here? Oh yes, I wanted to upload my OneNote notebook to SkyDrive and sync it. I never figured out how to sync them I have a couple of files uploaded, but that wasn’t what I’d planned – Not even close. I am motivated to do this because I am getting two, yes I said 2, tablet pc’s.
And I know I can use OneNote on all three of my computes and sync them. That way information will always be where ever I am working. Gosh, I am excited about getting my new tablets.
#1 HP Pavillion tx1000; 12 in. touch screen. #2 Acer; 8.9 in. multi-touch screen
Why did I get two? I got the first one because I wanted a bigger screen; it’s 12.1 inches. The second on is smaller, and a multi-touch screen. You can touch the screen in several places at one time and move all those places to enlarge or shrink images or content.
I am still going to accomplish the three tasks I set out to do. If I believe I can do it, I can. I CAN! Beliefs are the basis of an individual’s reality. Reality is subjective, you know. We each create our own reality from our beliefs.
What do you believe? Are your beliefs serving you, or are they keeping you stuck? The choice is yours!
Understanding non-fiction can be challenging for students of all ages and abilities. Investing time to use the PAWS strategies before we jump into reading the text is actually a more effective use of reading and learning time.
PAWS is an acronym for the following pre-reading strategies:
- P – Preview
- A – Activate prior knowledge
- W – Write down wonders
- S – Set a speed
Watch the slide show created and shared by Barbara Yardley, a middle school reading and writing teacher, for explanation of each of the PAWS strategies.