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imagesCA8QPK11During this week, a local reporter and photographer interviewed myself and some of my students for  a story for the Redlands Daily Facts newspaper. It was such a great opportunity and experience for me and the students. We were able to share about the wonderful events and learning experiences we are involved in and the difference we are seeking to make in ourselves, school campus and the hearing and deaf communities. We landed a space on the front cover of the newspaper and on the 3rd page of another newspaper titled The Sun.

So often it seems that the positive in the world goes unheard or is ignored to pay attention to the negative going on in the world. This articles highlights some of the positive that happens daily in my classroom and how students apply what they learn in outside of class.

On a personal note, I felt good to be able to share my passion for deaf culture and American Sign Language and how the topic I teach has made a difference to some students that are connected with the class. It also gave me a bit of inspiration to hang in there because sometimes as a teacher we are at the very bottom of the totem pole for recognition and at the very top of the totem pole for blame. This article along with a select group of students reminded me of the short-term and long-term rewards of teaching. To see a students smile because they were able to sign to a deaf person, to read a report about how learning  ASL has changed their life, to hear about the college or career the student selected just because it involves Sign Language and to simply feel the passion a student shows because of how connected they are to the topic. For these experiences I am grateful to simply be an educator.

A link to the article is below, enjoy:)

Silent World Gains A Voice

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Dragon’s Loyalty Award

BitcoDavid from DeafinPrison.com Nominated Hands Talk Too for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award

dragonsloyaltyawardThe beautiful Dragon’s Loyalty award, courtesy of Moorbey’z Blog via deafinprison.com

Thankyou to Bitcodavid for this nomination. I enjoy the deafinprison site and the many informational blogs from him and guest bloggers. I learn so much and it allows me to remain updated on what’s going on in a world inside a world (the deaf world inside the hearing world). I wish that my mother was alive so she could enjoy his blog as much as I do. I hope that the deaf community keeps this blog as one of the ways to stay connected with what is going on their world. Thankyou so much for all you share on your site.

Here’s what we have to do:

  • Proudly display the award.
  • Post the win with a link back to Morbey’z Blog, with a fist-salute.
  • List 15 overworked, underpaid and highly deserving blog sites to take up the mantle.
  • Comment back to them, so they too will know that they’ve been nominated.
  • Post 7 interesting things about myself.

My 15 sites:

I would actually like to nominate all the sites on here that share information that makes a difference in the lives of others. There are so many blogs that I look at that have applied to my life at one point or the other. Thankyou to everyone who spends countless hours sharing and updating sites for the benefit of others. You are truly an inspiration to me.

7 interesting things about me:

1. I am addicted to teaching

2. I went to the circus for the first time when I was around 30.

3. I have only been on one cruise in my life so far.

4. As a teenager I was an extra on a after-school tv show

5. I hate rollercoasters.

6.I absolutely love the color brown

7. I love pineapple & grapefruit soda.

What is the Liebster Blog Award?

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. “Liebster” is German for “favorite”. This award is the “favorite blog award” then.

Thank to learnitalianwithlucrezia for nominating me for this award. Take a look at her blog to learn a new language (Italian) and she is also learning sign language www.learnitalianwithlucrezia.wordpress.com  I am soooo appreciative she thought of me.  Sometimes I wonder about what I post if it will make a difference to someone. I always post what is from the heart and pray that enlightens at least one person or sometimes even myself.

expatsincebirth nominated learnitalianwithlucrezia and the questions below are what she should answer and I will answer them here on my page.

So, she set some rules to follow for all the nominees :)  Here they are:

I have to answer to 11 questions and tell 11 facts about myself.

Let’s start with the questions :)

1. What are your 5 favourite books? Dr.Suess “Oh the places we will go”, Anne Rice-Sleeping beauty series, Rhonda Byrne “The Secret”, Zane “all of her books”, The Bible

2. Where would you like to live? In the middle of a field of flowers if I could but where I live now is just fine.

3. Winter or summer? Summer

4. Do you enjoy blogging? Yes, I do.

5. If you could change something in your blog, what would this be? Not sure what i would change but if I did

6. What do you despise? Attitude, Laziness, condescending people

7. If you could spend half a day with a famous person, who would you choose and why? I am not sure as famous people are not my thing, but if I had to choose it would be a person who has made a positive difference in the world, that has a wealth of knowledge and sought to change others lives like MLK, Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman, Gandhi and others of that caliber.

8. What do you do to relax? sit in silence, no music, no tv, no people just me and silence.

9. Homemade or store-bought? Homemade or store-bought or the best of both worlds “semi-homemade” as Sandra Lee would say.

10. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be? I would take more risks and step out on faith and not routine.

11. What language would you like to learn and why? I would like to learn a better command of English at times but as simple as it sounds I wish I could speak Spanish.

11 facts about me!

1- My favorite color is brown (borderline obsessed with brown)

2- I have an obsession with cleaning

3- I love using coupons!!!!!!!!

4- I am married with three children

5- I love to eat chocolate covered strawberries

6- I would love to go to Australia

7- I have a business

8- I have cockapoo who I love

9- I don’t like mayo

10- Sometimes I can be too hard on myself

11- Everyday I try to do something different from who I am (the goal is to love out loud)

11 bloggers I nominate

1-wanda4848.wordpress.com

2-deafinprison.wordpress.com

3-cloudsncupssharewithus

4-raising5kidswithdisabilitiesandremainingsaneblog

5-lipreadingmom

6-signsoflifeasl

11 questions to the nominees!

1- What’s your favourite movie? Love Jones or Braham Strokes Dracula

2- What’s your favourite food? chocolate covered strawberries

3- What is the best place you have ever been to? My home because it is where my family is

4- Why have you decided to start a blog? Something different

5- Do you have a YouTube channel? Somewhat???

6- What languages do you speak? English & American Sign  Language

7- Do you have siblings? Yes

8- Cats or dogs? Dogs

9- Sweet or salted? A mixture of both isn’t bad

10- Blackberry or iPhone? Iphone

11- Write your favourite quote. “Fall seven times stand up eight”

My 11 Questions to nominees

1. When the world around you is hectic what do you do to keep sane?

2. What is your favorite quote?

3. What is your life philosophy?

4. What makes you smile?

5. If you can make a difference in the world what would it be?

6. What do you like most about yourself?

7. If you were given a blank check without a money limit how would you use it?

8. Favorite color and why?

9. What is your favorite pastime?

10. What is your favorite ASL idiom or phrase?