Beware of over automation: an endless ifttt loop gone wrong

I use ifttt.com to automate. Well, yesterday, something happened – I’m still not quite sure what — that triggered an endless loop between Diigo and Blogger via ifttt.com. It posted over and over just links to this blog and the words “Cool Cat Teacher Blog” and as soon as it was on Blogger, it bookmarked […]

Don’t believe the Pink Hello Kitty Bubble Gun Incident without looking deeper or until #suziespeaks

I’m angry. I’m angry because I’ve sat by too many times quietly and let educators be heckled. You know what I mean. Those preposterous stories of people who have done ridiculous things that shock us. We think, “Really, would an educator REEEALLLLYYYY do that?” Well, the answer is “NO THEY probably WOULDN’T.” We have allowed […]

3 characteristics of a people builder

English: Group of children in a primary school in Paris Español: Niños en una escuela elemental en París Français : Enfants dans une école élémentaire à Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In my Rick Warren devotional today he made a point about being a people builder and that you should do three things if you want to be […]

LAST

Everything has new meaning. With my oldest being a senior, every time we do something, I want it to last and wonder if it is the last time we’ll do this or that. I want him to remember that I love him. As you build your life and legacy, you want it to last. You […]