Think Plan Act.

Aquafunkapus is my name writing is my game

In the month of November  I am participating in National Novel Writing Month or Nanowrimo. You can find out more about the event here. During the month of Nano I am working on a rough draft of a Science Fiction Soap Opera. This week I am going to interview two characters from the Story -The […]

Recess

Writing should be fun. My goal is to enjoy writing this month. For my fifth year of Nanowrimo the goal is fun. My advice for anyone doing Nano or writing in general is this. Don’t put pressure on yourself. Writing is an activity to decrease and manage the stress of life. Like all of you […]

National Novel Writing Month !

I bet you are a person who likes adventure. If this is you. I have a great challenge that you can do in one month. You can push yourself hard, and at the end of it, feel a tremendous amount of joy and confidence. So if this is you. Keep reading! November is National Novel […]

Principles of Linguistic Coaching Domain 1- Hey Joe

 Currently, I am a student in a class called Taking Charge Linguistic Coaching for Special Needs and At Risks Learners. For my final project, I will be using my blog and my podcast to explain the five domains. For this post and future podcast, I will be looking at the song. Hey Joe by Jimi […]

Contentment and Satisfaction

How much is enough? In conversations, I participate in, and in books that I read, I frequently hear someone say, I want to improve, I want to get better, where will we go next. Another term is let’s build a culture of continuous improvement. Who could disagree with that? I want to get better at […]

Taking a left turn.

For the last two weeks, the idea for this page was to write about a bus ride I had at work. This week I am not going to write about the bus ride. I didn’t bring home the material from the class I am taking. The course is called Taking Charge. I want to be […]

Just a vent about strawberries.

Writing is a wrestling match between my hands and my head. Or maybe it is a wrestling match between my right brain and my left brain. My hands are middle management waiting on corporate to make a decision.  The hands don’t have any decision making power. They are trapped in a top-down corporate structure. This […]

Taking Charge-Part One.

Taking Charge. Linguistic Coaching and Dialogues for actions for students with special needs is a graduate-level course developed by Dr.Nancy Lavelle. The class is offered through UCLA inside of their continuing education program. Nancy found The Institue for the Redesign of Learning in 1974 and then founded Total Education Solutions in 1997. I currently work […]

A few ideas.

Implementing ideas from books, along with experimenting with various productivity techniques, has helped me to manage my workday. This week I would like to share a few with you. The first technique I use came from Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon. In his book, he discusses the concept of having a digital desk […]

” Alexa set a timer for 15 minutes.”

“Alexa set a timer for 15 minutes”. I used my Amazon Echo to help me get started on my weekly writing post. Her name is Alexa and she is my digital assistant.  For most of the day, I kept starting sentences and then deleting them. I lost track of how many sentences I began and […]

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