Southerners and Snow

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The thought of snow out here in our “neck of the woods” throws us into a “tizzy”. It is quite different from my experience growing up in New York where the city didn’t stop even if there was a foot of snow on the ground. A foot of snow on the ground around here would surely lead to everything being closed down indefinitely. We just don’t know what to do with snow.

This morning I woke up to this:

I began laughing as I was drinking my coffee, thinking about all of the things that happen when we “small town southerners” get any word that there might be snow coming. The more I thought about it, the more I had to share some of these quirky things with you all.  So, here we go:

  • Us working folks that long for one or two more days off from the hustle…

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Push Forward

I remember a certain player I coached once. I thought she was the epitome of the model child. I gave her glowing accolades in front of her parents one day however, and her head dropped. With that, so did my heart. She was embarrassed. Not being used to being appreciated for her goodness by those …

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From Victim to Villain -Part 1


Married to a controlling, abusive, man, she spent many days trying to hide the abuse she suffered at his hands.  In an effort to drown her dismay, she drank. Excessive drinking had led to her current situation.  Here she was, in front of a Judge, begging for mercy and understanding. As she stood there hoping the Judge would understand, she could not remember the events that led to this moment.  Nevertheless, the reality was, everything pointed to her vehicle accidentally hitting the young girl as she was walking down the street.  Fortunately, the young girl, although seriously injured, survived.

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As a single mother, a trial would be too risky.  And, if she did in fact commit this act, a plea was the best resolution to the case. So, we stood there, entered a plea of guilty, and waited.  Waited for an opportunity to give this Judge…

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10 Ways To Boost Your Personal Learning I.Q.

How I Facilitate My Personal Learning Personal Learning never stops. You do not have to be enrolled in the local university, or some online class to ensure that you are still learning. It's just plain healthy to exercise your digital I.Q. I am connected to my digital world enough (but not too much) that I learn something …

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Personal Learning Network (PLN)

Take Control of Your Personal Growth A personal learning network (PLN) consists of the people someone interacts with and learns from. Where those encounters take place is called a personal learning environment (PLE). My PLN consists of the people I see face-to-face, all of my "tweeps" on Twitter, the creators of the video channels I follow …

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We’re Moving!

Well readers, it's time for Social Juggernaut to move to a self-hosted site! In the essence of growth and development, I've decided that it's time to become a serious blogger. I have already migrated your subscriptions (email subscribers) to The Social Juggernaut. Social media followers will continue to see new posts as always. Soon, I will redirect all traffic from this blog to the new one. Meanwhile you are more than welcome to go ahead and look around!

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Thinglink: Digital Tagging to Learn Organelles – Teacher Tech Tools: Integration Made Easy!

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These Kids Spent 8 Hours Coding And Broke A Guinness World Record

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3 Chrome Extensions I Can’t Live Without

Check out a few extensions for Google Chrome to make your web life easier! OneTab When web browsing, it's a common thing to have too many tabs open at once. Well The folks at OneTab have the solution all figured out! Simply head over to your chrome store, add the extension and with one click, …

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