With the beautiful weather these last few days, it caused me to wash my car. Does your teen know how to wash a vehicle? (Notice I didn’t ask if they wash the car! ) It never ceases to amaze me how much teenagers love to drive. They love to talk about driving. They love to talk … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part III-car washing)
Been so busy, I forgot to share some pictures from the Self-Published & Small Press Author Open House at Book Exchange in Marietta. Gosh, people are so much fun even on a rainy, election day evening. Heard from 8 other authors and wish I had time to read every book. Cat Blanco (owner of Book Exchange) … Read moreForgot to Share Signing Event
I don’t usually choose to rant in a blog, but I can’t help myself today. Have you heard about the teacher in Union County, SC? The 13-year veteran was forced to resign after a 16-year old student took her cell phone off her desk, took pictures of her private pictures, and shared them on social media. The … Read moreSince when is a teacher desk NOT off limits?
How did your teen do with their skill challenge from last week? Did you have some laughs as I predicted? I sure hope so. This week, I want to check on vocabulary related to cooking. Why? Because we ALL LOVE TO EAT! And although frozen food that can be microwaved or fast food from the drive-in … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part II-cooking terms)
Gosh there is a lot for adults to teach teenagers. To start, there is all the academic concepts in school (glad teachers are taking care of that). Then we have current events, sports info, etiquette, manners, personal hygiene, life skills, employment skills, finance, and people skills (to name a few). And hard as we try, … Read moreChallenge Your Teen’s Basic Knowledge (part I-home life skills)
A friend shared this article http://www.copyblogger.com/social-media-debate/ . I felt it had some good points, although drawn out getting them across, I must warn. However, after reading it … I had to post the following comment for the author (I think I’m comment #41): “It always comes back to moderation. Whether we are talking about eating, drinking, sex, … Read moreSocial Media Debate-Need Your Input
LIFE book educates adults about teens by Kayla Elder © cherokeetribune.com 2016 02.03.16 – 09:19 pm Retired local high school teacher Beth Carey has taken on a new title as author. Her first book of a planned trilogy, “LIFE: Learning Information for Everyday,” was released in December. The book is for educating adults on … Read moreCherokee Tribune Reports on L.I.F.E.
“What exactly is a book launch party?” “Why would I need or want one?” “Who would come?” “Why would they come?” “Where should it take place?” “What food and drink should I serve?” “Really, do I gotta do this??” — this was me. Whining. Unsure. Not liking the idea of being the center of attention. … Read moreBook Launch Party Afterthoughts
Being a teacher is much like being a parent sometimes. A teacher prepares for a student arrival like a parent plans for a baby. They decorate their room, they buy supplies, they set goals, they get nervous, and they dream … dreams for health, happiness and success for that child. Like a parent, teachers educate, … Read moreSharing Pride
I have never had trouble talking to anyone! My family is amazed how I can strike up a conversation with a total stranger on an airplane or in line at the grocery store and know their life story in short order. I’d rather eat a bug than play the “silent game”. My mom said that … Read moreTalk to Teens