Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hawks Habit #3 Accept only quality work from yourself and others!

Sometimes it is so easy to be complacent and just sit back and let life wash over you.  As a teacher, I never want to be that way, but I would be lying if I said that I never get so frustrated or exhausted that I don't just write off the rest of the day.  But that is a failure of this disciplined life principle on my part.

I can't be perfect.  But I can try harder to accept only quality work.  So I will.  I expect you all to do the same!  Woot!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hawks Habit #2 Take Initiative

In English, the letter "I" goes before "E" except after "C."  Well, in the word "Initiative" the "I" ALWAYS comes first, and it's because in order to get anything done, I will have to step it up.  I want to take a calculated risk as a teacher, and give my students the best opportunity possible by doing a lot less lecturing and more guiding.

Look at this dude.  I mean, he's almost about to walk off a cliff, but he seems unconcerned.  If I were walking off a cliff I would be totally concerned, but I do admire that initiative.  Maybe he'll turn into superman and fly.

Hawks Habit #1: Be Organized

I have never been the most organized person, material wise.  I'm one of those people that is slightly messy:  observe my cluttered desk in D102.  I know for a fact that that thing will NEVER be totally clean.  My habitual messiness is a problem, but that doesn't stop me from being organized in other areas of my life and for striving toward complete order.  It is a sad truth that I am not as organized as I should be, and in hopes of turning over a new leaf, I resolve to be better at sorting through my papers:  keep what is truly important, and toss the rest.  May my life have from this moment forward, as the old sailors say "A place for everything, and everything in its place."

After all, no one wants a life like a Jackson Pollock painting.

"Convergence," Jackson Pollock

Looks kinda like roadkill. Eww.  Here's to a more organized future.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Let's see if I can finally get this up and running, shall we?  Miss C. is obviously violating ALL FOUR of the Disciplined Life Principles we've done thus far.  Well, at least I can follow the progress of my fellow bloggers.

Children, do not procrastinate.  It really comes back to get you later ; )