My Copy: 9780470523018 (image from bn.com) Well, when you have to try and take care of yourself better, but don't want to rely on family scare tactics or a diagnosis that doesn't tell you much about what to expect or do, then this is a great book to use. It's pretty self-explanatory as far as … Continue reading Prediabetes for Dummies, by Alan L. Rubin, MD
(picture from garryrogers.com) I was actually monitoring a class where students had to read a shorter version of "The Princess and the Pea" and then do a writing assignment to fill in the gaps. I hadn't read this story in forever, and started to remember some things that got me thinking. One of the young … Continue reading A Couple of Thoughts Regarding the Classic Fairy Tale “The Princess & the Pea” (now that I’m grown up & weirder)…
I've been eating badly for a long time, and every time I get a little ahead in the "eating better" plan, I backslide about ten steps. An unpredictable schedule and general lethargy doesn't help. And now, thanks to too damn many fast food meals, I'm at the point where only coffee and tea taste good … Continue reading On a Journey to Consult a Dietitian (rather than a nutritionist…)
Let's face it--if you've ever talked with a teacher, parent, student (or better yet, pretty much anybody with a shred of connection to education and isn't paid by the textbook companies), the issue of "standardized testing" comes up eventually...and never with a true smile. I became a certified teacher in 2008. When training in college, … Continue reading #028–What POSITIVE purpose does standardized testing have?