Showing posts from June 26, 2016

Food 4 Thought Friday

Food  4  Thought   Friday! A little feast without the calories!!   Please visit  Jodi's blog!   She posts these for us.   Feel free to play along for some yummy fun! She will post a new one each Thursday night.   JOIN IN!!!   Food 4 Thought Friday ~ This week's questions:   ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥   A THOUGHTFUL Food 4 Thought Friday Breakfast ~  What is consuming your thoughts currently? My thoughts lately have been centered on how to balance everything – my checkbook, my work schedule, my relationship with God, my emotions, my family cares and worries, my health.  I pretty much feel as though I am twirling plates in the air trying to make sure that none fall – and just as I start to feel like I have it under control more plates are added causing a whole new balancing act to begin. Lunch ~  What is the most thoughtful thing you did this week? I listened Dinner ~   What is the most thoughtful thing someone else did for you this week? A fo

Week in Review June 26, 2016

Midterm :  a word that strikes horror in students who aren't prepared - and even those who are!  My two Pharmacology classes had midterm exams this week.  The situation was as bad as I feared.  Pharmacology is one of the hardest classes and the tests are always killer.  Before the test all of my students were between 90-98% - all A's.  After the test more than one had a failing grade.  (Nursing classes require that you have at least 77% [C+] to pass, so anyone whose grade was a C or lower gets an F).  So - time to evaluate.  Did I fail to teach the students effectively, did I fail to give them the tools that they need to pass the exam?  Did the students fail to study?  Did they study but not in a manner that would allow them to pass the test?  Do the students all suffer from test anxiety?  Was the test badly written?  I just hate it when my students don't test well. After doing some research I feel that the test was well written.  I examined each student's response