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You Mad Bro?

Why do people get mad at you when you let them know that whatever they said or did upset you?
Boiling it down:  they are mad at you, because they did something wrong –period.

What happened to, “I’m sorry.”  “I didn’t know that hurt your feelings.”  “I didn’t realize….”  ???


“I was wrong.”  ???

I have gotten this attitude with students several times over the years.  They say something smart, goofy or against rules (like spray paint on the sidewalk “accidentally” by the art room when they KNOW not to spray paint anywhere NEAR the sidewalk). and when I correct them, they are like, “WHHHHHAAAAAAAAAT?!?”   I’ve had students smart off, turn red and get angry, put their head down on the desk and not talk (I like that one) and leave my room.  Thinking back, I giggle about it.  I mean, really?  They did something wrong… I asked them to stop or correct something and BAM..I’m the bad guy?  Now I’m like, “Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???”

This doesn’t just happen in the classroom.  It happens EVERYWHERE!  Most of the time it’s called–DRAMA.

What starts out as a simple confrontation, turns ugly.  One person lets the other person know they feel bad or sad about something the other person did…then blah blah blah, I hate you, blah blah blah, let’s stop being friends or get a divorce and talk bad about each other until we don’t even remember what started all the crazy in the first place.

These days, adults and youth alike seem to run to the internet to start the social media plethora of drama as well.  They hit facebook, twitter, instagram, kik, snapchat…. and the list goes on.  There they compose a post of hidden messages and crazy connotations.  It’s insanity!

Why can’t we act like we are supposed to?  Why can’t we just admit what we did was rude or insensitive or baaad?  We make up excuses on why we did it or how we could have done worse.  Wow, that helps the situation.


One time, I was riding with a friend in her awesome little fast car when she was pulled over by a state trooper.  I was giving her a hard time about it when he came up to the window.  He asked the standard questions.  Did she know how fast she was going? Honestly she said she really did not know.  We had been talking and she was not paying attention.  Then he asked her the next standard:  Is there a reason you were going 70 miles per hour when the speed limit is 55?  They way she answered him (I can still hear the way she said it) cracks me up to this day when I think of it:  “I was just speedin’.”  HONESTY.  She had no excuse for her crime.  She was speeding.  That was the end.  The trooper wasn’t rude or nice.  He was matter-of-fact.  She was too.  He pointed to what she did wrong and she admitted to it.  Done.

We need to do this more often.  ADMIT WE WERE WRONG.  Face up to it, take the consequences without griping about it and move forward.  DONE.

The Awesome OC Team

Tomorrow, I **GET TO** join two of my fun fellow teachers as well as my super duper boss (no, I’m not trying to butter him up, I really do like him a bunch) in teaching a session at our local region center.  They are putting on this two day workshop called KEEP CALM AND TEACH ON.

Our session is about using Twitter as your PLN (personal learning network).  I am going to post my handout below so I can share it on our Twitter account.  ((you can follow our session tweets @OCTweetTeam))

If you are here to look at my daily blog, because you are one of my AWESOME followers or just happened upon this “AWESOME CLAWSON” blog…check out these cool ways to network on the handout.  I really enjoy using twitter to LEARN.  If you are a regular on my blog, you know LEARNING IS ONE MY FAVES!

If you attended our session at Region VII, THANK YOU FOR ACCESSING this from the @OCTweetTeam page!  I hope you enjoyed our session and LEARNED something that will help you broaden your PLN.  Thanks for choosing our session!


If you click on the image above, it will open up larger.  If you still can’t see it, you should be able to enlarge it with the internet browser you are using.  If you still can’t see it, you can email me: and I will send you the file as a pdf.


Twitter *tweet*tweet*

Twitter has sucked me in!  I get on there to find articles almost everyday.  There is so much information contained on this social network that sometimes I feel as if there is no more room to put it.  I have learned so many things from just browsing and bouncing from one person to the next.   Besides individuals, there are companies and organizations which have Twitter accounts.  I never thought I’d really want to “TWEET,” but I find it awesome to be able to help others and point them to things that I have found or made up myself (vary rare! haha!).  It’s a great way to collaborate and team up with other professionals no matter what your profession.  I’ve found so many different things in just the few times I looked at the site today.  I’ve had others send me some awesome stuff.  I’ve used one of my accounts to tweet announcements for this week.  I’m telling you, if you hesitate when someone asks if you are on Twitter, don’t.  Get on there!  Broaden your mind and stuff some new and fun info between your ears.  Information, I know, is sometimes overwhelming, but all you have to do is stop reading if you are feeling like you have reached your limit.   If you want to know something about anything, though, try Twitter!


It’s all about how you LOOK at It!

“@scot_wright: “@jskretta: “Start every day intent to find something good in it. Keep a positive expectancy that good things will happen. @RitaClawson”

So this above is one of my favorite tweets since I’ve figured out just what “tweets” are. I received it today!

Expecting good to happen is so important. Do it early in the morning and it will set the mood for the rest of your day.

Maybe you have bad things happen, but already having a positive mindset will help those things to really not be so bad.

It’s all about how you look at it!

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