Monday, May 22, 2017

1. Social Media can improve your quality of life. Using social media, you can make a positive connection with people. You can show them your passions and the way that you see life. Just liking someones pictures can make there day, or commenting something positive. The article explains more about how you can use social media in a positive way.
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/positive-impact-social-networking-sites-society-opinion/
2.Shawn's passion in life is to live life to the fullest everyday and go on adventures. He loves to use social media to connect with people positively. My passion is helping people everyday, and to encourage them through everyday life. I try to be there for people when they need me. I don't really use social media to show people my passion, but maybe I'll start to use social media that way. I use social media to just show people my life and what I am doing. I mostly post pictures of me playing my sports or with my friends.
3. The two parts of social media that he talked about were create and consume. Create means to create new ideas or just sharing your way of life with other people in a positive way. Consume means to consume what others are saying on social media or sharing on social media. Creating and consuming gives you so much power you have the ability through social media to make an amazing impact on other people. Even if you just say something positive on social media you might change someone's life for the better.
4.The story about the king of the rainforest helps us to keep on moving forward no matter the negative voices around us. Even though all the rest of the frogs were giving up that one frog kept going and completely blocked out the voices around him and kept going. I think this is how we should live everyday life, this is how I try to live. No matter who is trying to bring me down, I keep moving forward toward my goals.

Monday, May 15, 2017

1. My lollipop moment was this past weekend. I was at a tournament for softball, and after my second game a college coach talked to me and said how I was doing a really good job and that he'd see me in four years. This coach had coached my mom in high school, so I have known him pretty much my whole life. I guess him saying those positive things to me, really affected me in a great way. Sometimes I beat myself up a lot about how I play even if I do play good, I still try to beat myself up about even the smallest mistakes. Him saying those things to me really made my day. This link tells you more about how the things that we say have a great impact on others.
2. When Marianne Williamson said, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us." I believe this means that this means that you believe that you are able to deal with a situation or a purpose. We are just scared that our light will shine too bright in front of the others. We are afraid of being unliked because of our lights, or stepping up and influencing other people around us. I know that this year being on different sports teams, I wasn't really myself at the beginning. I was trying to fit in or stay quiet around the older kids. I came to a point where I just opened up and started being myself. I found that when I was myself around them I made an impact on my team, and I was happier.
3. I can do chores around the house for my mom around the house. She does so much for me and I take it for granite. I am going to make sure my bedroom and bathroom are cleaned all week. I will also take the dog for walks and try to help my mom out anyway possible.

Monday, May 8, 2017

1. A book is a classic when it manages to stay popular over time and are talked about often. Many people treasure the experience of reading classics and enjoy them. In my life my great grandma always has told me about the old classics that she read when she was a kid. I feel that classics are something that are passed from generation to generation.
2. A literary canon is a collection of literature work or a book that is based on what literacy level the reader is at. If you are highly literate you might read a more complex book and if you are less literate than you would read a less complex book. One example of a book that is considered as a literary canon is Romeo and Juliet. More examples of literary canons.
3. No, I don't believe that books should be banned in schools. Books are part of the past, part of history. If the book is super offensive or inappropriate then I understand why the book would be banned.  But I think that mature highschool students would be able to handle cerian works of literature better than middle schoolers or other younger students. Schools should be cautious when choosing what age group they are presenting the books to. Schools wanted to ban Mice and Men because it used profanity and used God´s name in vain. They also wanted to ban it because of the use of sexaul overtones.

Monday, May 1, 2017

1.Dust pneumonia is a medical condition when you have too much exposure to dust. When the dust bowl happened in the 1930´s dust pneumonia  was a big deal. 
2. During the dust bowl people put vaseline on their noses to help from inhaling the dust, they also made chest plasters. The chest plasters helped chronic coughs. This link will explain more about the dust bowl.
3. I would pack clothes, a medical kit, food, and water. I wouldn't pack a lot but I would pack my basic necessities. The hardest part of leaving would be leaving friends behind not knowing if I would ever see them again. I also think that leaving my everyday life behind would be hard too, I would have to start all over again.

Monday, April 24, 2017

1. The people that were in the cars were very effective, because they were young teenage girls that died, and the one girl that was driving survived. In one of the other cars there was a family and the mom and dad died, but the two little kids in the back survived. I thought the people that were in the cars were very effective because they portrayed all different ages and how many people you could kill while texting and driving.
2. The purpose of the PSA was to encourage people to not post or send explicit things on social media. They geared the PSA towards people who use social media. I think that the PSA was useful because it made people aware of what could potentially happen when posting on social media.

Monday, April 17, 2017

1.When you earn your diploma you are more likely to have better self esteem or higher self esteem. It is so important to have high self esteem, low self esteem can lead to mental health issues including anxiety and depression. When you have a mental health issue it might be hard to get hired and get a job. 
2. Having nearly 1 million students not complete their high school diploma would be so harmful to society. The economy is already declining and there are less jobs. In the article that I read there are more high school dropouts than there are jobs. I have a family member and he is a highschool dropout. In highschool he wasn't a great kid but after when he dropped out his life went downhill. It was hard for him to find a stable job. It is important to finish high school so that you don't have to struggle finding a job. 
3. Some repercussions that the schools could take would be providing lots of extra help for students who need it. I honestly think that it is more of the student's responsibility of whether or not they graduate. As a student I am in charge of my education, I have to make the decision of whether or not I graduate. It is no one else's responsibility but mine. I feel that parents play an important role in their child's education. In my life my mom from a young age always told me to do my homework, so I did it. Now I don't have to be reminded to do my homework it became a routine, and I strive to do good in school.

Monday, April 10, 2017

1. Grit means to have strength in your character. It means that you have determination to get things done. Grit is needed in life, because you need to be able to get things done no matter what the circumstances are. I agree with the phrase ¨entitled¨ child culture. Today kids are not determined to try once they fail they don't try anymore. Some kids just don't have the grit that they will need in life.
2. It is so important to be gradual process and consistent effort builds discipline in a person. It is important skill to have because it encourages you to study with breaks instead of cramming it all in, in one night. discipline is so important for me for when I take exams. If I study the materiel weeks before hand, I have a better chance of doing good on the exams. In life it is important to have this skill, because you might have some really hard college tests to take. Click this link to find out good skills for studying.
3. I feel that my strongest trait is being kind to other people. I always try to make people happy and try to be there for everyone. I try to treat people how I would want to be treated. I personally like to get good grades but to me highschool is more about creating relationships and being there for people who need someone to be there for them. I would rather be kind to people and create a change then stress over grades all the time. Life after high school is not only the grades you get but how you treat others. I think that I need to work harder on being disciplined while doing my work. Sometimes I really procrastinate, and don't get things done until last minute. Another trait that I could work on is confidence. Sometimes I am not confident in what I'm doing. For example in math class I am sometimes less confident because that is a  subject that I struggle with.