4.23.2012

Enterain Me!

Dear people on my social networks,

Please blog/ instagram more. You all have cute lives that I like to creep now that I'm done with school and have nothing to do. Although, I have to admit I creeped prior to being done with school. I would really like it if everyone would post some pictures too. Even if we don't keep in contact, or have never spoken to each other in real life (haha), that's okay. I WANT TO CREEP. Can someone get engaged or married or have a baby or something? My daily excitement lies in your hands.

from the girl who has no life,
Kelsey


Oh, and P.S. I'm only about 50% serious in this post...


ok, 90%.




....100%.



4.16.2012

Aaaaand I Posted Again

I'm in a class about adapting classrooms for special needs. I absolutely love it. My professor is completely deaf and signs the entire class using a translator. At first I considered dropping because I thought it would be a distraction but I'm so glad I didn't. He is an absolutely amazing instructor. I'm a little embarrassed to say I've choked up in his class once or twice. He's always doing something to open our eyes to disabilities. Whether it's not wearing our glasses for a whole class and trying to take notes- seriously, it was hilarious. Or showing us how deaf people sign music. At the end of every lecture he always kind of steps back and talks about the disability or specific person we've been discussing. He never talks about what they're unable to do, but rather what they add or are capable of. I've learned one thing through it all and it's going to sound really cliche, but that's ok. Everyone has something to offer. Before my cheesiness over takes you and causes you to close the page, just keep reading.

In the classroom I'm the kind of teacher that instantly likes the underdog. Some of my classmates like the all-star and some like the brown noser, and thats fine, but I like the struggling kid the most. Maybe it's some deep desire to change their lives from watching way too many sappy education movies, but I can't help but feel like they're being underestimated. Today I was watching a video for my class and it was just wonderful. In it, a famous author, Sir Ken Robinson, discusses creativity and how schools cause us to lose our creativity. At one point he talks about his book, "Epiphany", in which he asks people when they realized their talents. Being the one who wants to find that students secret "thing", this was instantly interesting. He talked about a woman named Gillian Lynne. Gillian Lynne was fidgety and distracting in class and couldn't seem to focus. One day her mother was called in by the school and told that Gillian might have a learning disability. Eventually Gillian was taken to a specialist. He watched her, making her sit on her hands for twenty minutes, then asked to see her mother alone. He turned on some music and they found that Gillian instantly started to move to the music. He turned to her mother and said, "Gillian isn't sick; she's a dancer. Take her a dance school."

Gillian would go on to dance school, become a soloist for the Royal Ballet, and eventually choreograph musicals such as Cats and Phantom of the Opera. She became a multimillionaire all because someone realized what she was capable of rather than what she wasn't.

This may be an extreme example, but I can't help thinking how often myself and other people underestimate themselves because they don't fit the mould. I thoroughly believe that every person has something they can bring to the table that no one else can.

Oh, and P.S. here's the video.

4.12.2012

Reasons I Don't Blog

1. I'd rather catch up on Mad Men. I can't decide if I love Don Draper or if I'm just attracted to his face.

2. I'm not married/ about to have a baby/ engaged. I really only like blogs that have one of those things happening in it. I'm in the workings of adopting just so I can feel more legitimate when I blog.

3. I'm too busy cutting off my hair. Yep. It's gone!



4. Solving World Peace. haha jks.

5. Writing papers  alllll day everrrrrry day.

6. I'm too busy watching youtube videos from The Steve Wilkos Show or Maury. This one is my personal favourite so far. "I got a notebook at home with my feelings in it!"



7. I haven't travelled anywhere in FOREVER. I'm getting antsy. Any ideas or deals anyone has come across? I would consider dropping out of spring semester to go on a trip haha.

8. I got a big Easter basket and I'm too busy devouring it.

9. I'd rather be online shopping.

10. MY SISTER IS GETTING MARRIED IN LESS THAN A MONTH. craaaaaazy!

I apologize in advance for the next long while before another post.
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