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@SocialMediaDIY I appreciate your kind words. Take care!
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2 days, 15 hours ago on Why I Chose to Tweet Normally through Tragedy
@the lovely one I'm always a big fan of the book first. Enjoy!
2 days, 15 hours ago on Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower #100Books
@TallahaseeDem Thank you for reading and for your recommendations!
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1 week, 1 day ago on 5 Books You Should Read this Summer
Interestingly, I never wanted to be a teacher—until I did. My husband always thought I would be a teacher. I always denied it. I wanted to be a journalist. First I was a journalist. Now I am a journalism teacher. I think we're both right. :)
Great post, Starr. I can tell just from reading the above that you really care about your students and their learning. This is one of the most important traits of a teacher.
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1 week, 3 days ago on Inspire Change – Encourage confidence – Teach
1. The Little Editors' Room
4. Lunch. People call it dinner?
5. Dinner, although I was just thinking that, in the south, a lot of people call it supper.
6. Soda. My sorority sisters, many of whom were from the east, broke me of calling it "pop."
1 week, 3 days ago on Saturday Six #474
I read this book. I agreed and disagreed, like most people, I'm sure. However, I must say that several of your points are critical.
No. 4 is one of them. Your partner (and I think this is true for both genders) makes a huge difference in your ability to actively lean in as much as you desire.
No. 9 is one that really bothers me. Why do women purposely attempt to hurt each other? It just doesn't make any sense, but I've seen it repeatedly.
Thanks for this great summary.
1 week, 3 days ago on 12 Most Winning Ways Women Can Lean In
@SelfStairway I know! I gave my last final today. Now I just have to get all of the grading done. :(
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2 weeks, 1 day ago on 5 Things I’ll Need to Survive the Summer
@patricksplace There is nothing I'd rather do than read. It's my favorite hobby. I'm enjoying making time for more.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on My #100Books Reading Challenge
@dbvickery I hope you enjoyed your reading!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on A Reading Challenge Update #100Books
@TammyL Tammy, I am SO happy that my reading challenge encouraged you to read more. I love that I'm focusing more on reading. Just recognizing how much I love it and want to spend time on it has resulted in me spending more time. Isn't that wonderful? If nothing else, find 30 minutes or so in the morning, at lunch or right before bed where you can just read a few pages. It's so relaxing!
Good luck with your new job!
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3 weeks ago on A Reading Challenge Update #100Books
@douglaserice It certainly counts if it's for research, but reading 10-30 studies a day isn't documented on my reading list. It just makes me super more impressive. ;)
I agree that there is a big difference between reading and interpreting. You can see that I'm typically reading something a bit heavier when I slow down. This means I'm spending more time thinking about what I'm reading. I fly through fiction.
Thanks for being my reading buddy!
@TammyL I agree that it's worth reading. You may not have the problems I had with following all of the characters. Some of them just seemed unnecessary. Happy reading!
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Book Review: Fragile
I LOVE IT! I can't wait to talk about books with you even more than I already do. Wait, is that possible?
1 month ago on My Vision for the #1000Books Community: Read, Discuss, Understand
First, you're a beast for having read so many books already. Second, this one sounds great. I think I'll put it on my list.
1 month ago on A Neat Psychological Trick for Sustainable Happiness
1. I have no idea.
2. My first one. My mom had that number until I graduated from college.
3. That's more difficult. Most people don't have home phones anymore.
4. Yes, of course.
5. Probably 1996. I was in college.
6. Many. Probably a dozen?
1 month ago on Saturday Six #471
@susansilver Excellent points, Susan. To me there is a different in having a news instinct and publicly displaying your personal views. I hope, either way, that journalists keep their personal views out of their reporting.
1 month, 1 week ago on Should Journalists Support Social Causes?
@Sefleischman So you don't see any value in this in any way?
@Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing I certainly understand the desire not to add fuel to the fire. As a professional journalist, I was discouraged from sharing information as simple as who I voted for in an election as it might suggest bias. I make assumptions that people understand that they're agreeing to keep their views to themselves when they join this industry. Perhaps that's not always the expectation.
Thank you for reading and commenting!
It is way too simple to focus on the negative. It's difficult for me to be purposely positive because I'm such a realist (I'm a journalist, for crying out loud!). But there is a ton of research that shows that people who focus on the positive are happier. So, I'm giving it a try. I have a digital journal and I'm jotting down little things at least once a day that make me happy. So far, it's kind of fun. We'll see if it makes a big difference. Right now I just know that I like rereading it.
1 month, 1 week ago on Sharing powerful “Aha” Moments – create a chain
1. I don't remember not being able to, so I must have been young.
2. Too many to count. I'm a bike kinda girl.
3. I don't remember not driving a car. I used to drive farm trucks for my Dad when I was really little. However, some may argue that I still don't know how to drive. My husband would probably say that for sure. ;)
4. Passing it! I failed it the first time!
5. Probably just a few hours. I hate car trips. I try to avoid them.
6. From Oklahoma to LA. It was terrible! I loved the trip, but I hated the drive.
1 month, 1 week ago on Saturday Six #470