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Food 4 Thought Friday

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Food 4 ThoughtFriday!


A little feast without the calories!!

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Food 4 Thought Friday ~ This week's questions:
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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 former student took me to lunch – we were just supposed to visit, but she…

Week in Review June 26, 2016

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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 to …