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Friday, June 29, 2012

9 months???

I've been wanting to make one of these snarky pictures for a while, and so I finally did!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Help a teacha out?

Hey all,
I am planning a promotional event (stunt) for Learn Me Good in a few weeks, and I really need your help.  This would not require more than a few minutes of your time and a few kind words about Learn Me Good.

If you would be willing to help (and I'm in your debt if you do), please send me an email ( and say, "I'm in," or "I'll help," or, "I'd love to have your quintuplets." 

I'll send out further details through email later.

Thank you in advance!

Missing the point...

Did you ever find yourself telling the kids, " Please throw your trash IN the trash can, not NEAR the trash can."

Friday, June 22, 2012


I got an email the other day asking me to become an affiliate for this new science program for elementary school kids. I took a look, and it looks pretty good! I think it's definitely something that parents of grade schoolers would be interested in, especially those with kids who have truly scientific and curious minds.

Check it out and see what you think.
Click Here!

“The Amazing Science Discovery Series”
– How Science Should Be Taught To Our Kids

Science is one of those subjects that have so much potential to captivate our imagination. It’s sad that a lot of people think of Science as a difficult subject. It’s especially disheartening to see kids giving up on it as they mature.
Science is a subject that comes naturally to kids. Who knows of a child who isn’t fascinated by dinosaurs or space travel? Questions such as “Why do rainbows appear in the sky?” or “How do airplanes fly?” are just some of the science-related wonders that kids ask about.
As parents, we exert a lot of influence over our children’s preferences. That’s why as early as possible, getting children involved and interested in science can make a big difference in how they perform in school and their overall confidence in their ability to learn and apply scientific concepts. You shouldn’t wait till your child shows poor grades in school. By then, it could be too late. The earlier you can plant the seeds of love for science, the more vibrantly it will flourish.
If you are a parent who would like to help your children discover how fascinating the world of science is, check out the book “The Amazing Science Discovery Series”. This series is composed of 5 eBooks and deals with the Science subjects that are the standard fare for children in the first to fifth grade levels.
The great thing about this book is the easy language it uses to discuss the various concepts that children will be learning in school. It also goes into anecdotes and interesting historical stories about how scientists were able to establish the concepts in the first place. I love these stories because they really allow kids to see Science and scientific discovery as something that they, too, are capable of. The eBooks also go on to give easy and simple experiments and projects that you can do together, at home, to interact further with the concepts that are being discussed.
It’s a treasure for any family to have, and a must-read for every parent who would like to raise kids who enjoy science and are confident in their abilities to excel in this subject. It’s never too late to start, and there’s no such thing as too much encouragement when it comes to science. Our kids need all the help they can get.
If you want to learn more about it, you can do so by visiting the series’ website here:

Monday, June 11, 2012

Finish my line!

Now that the big Summer Comedy Event is up and running, it's my turn to take it for a spin!

Finish the line I've provided with something funny, witty, provocative, or bat-s crazy. Do it the best, and you could win a copy of one of my books!

This contest runs from today through this Friday so you have plenty of time to get those creative juices flowing.

If you have a Twitter account, please post your line with the hash tags #finishtheline and #humorcontest.

If you don't have a Twitter account, post your line here on the blog as a comment OR on the learnmegood Facebook page.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

10 great lessons

Earlier this week, Joel of So You Want to Teach? put up a post titled "10 Things I have Learned in 10 Years."

This is definitely worth a read! While there are certainly other truths to teaching, Joel's 10 are right up there in terms of importance.  Even if we don't ALWAYS love EVERY student (per rule #1)...

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Summer Comedy Event!

Happy summer, everyone!!! Maybe it's just me, but this was an incredibly long and difficult school year, and I am exceptionally happy to be done with it and on to a bit of a break!

Or at least as much of a break as one can have with a less-than-a-month old son in the house. :)

So I've been collaborating recently with some other humor writers, and we've come up with a plan to hold an ongoing humor contest over the course of the summer.

Here's how it will work. One of us will post the beginning of a line on Twitter, maybe something along the lines of "I hate it when my pet lizard..." and you take a shot at finishing the line.

The entry judged to be the best by that week's author will win a copy of that author's book!

Each contest will run from Monday through Friday, with judging happening over the weekend. The majority of the contest will take place on Twitter and Facebook, and ideally, you will be exposed to some great new writers!

The first contest will begin this Monday, June 4th, so check back soon for the #humorcontest news!