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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Special Post for Blog Jog Day - Hello!

First of all, if you haven't commented on the last post about Sandro Isaack's beautiful picture book, Stork,MIA you still have a chance. I will close the contest on Friday of this coming week. So go over and leave a comment here.

The second thing is to say Hello to all the people who have jogged over here to see my blog on Blog Jog Day! Please make sure to browse a little through some of my older posts. Maybe one of your favorite authors might have been interviewed by me.:) I love meeting new people, so please leave a comment for me.

Blog Jog Day is also World Hello Day! You need to greet ten new people. So hello and welcome to my blog. You will see it isn't like anyone else's anywhere.:) I will be giving away a free gift in honor of World Hello Day to anyone who comments. When you are finished here go and check out the next person in the list:

Since last time I started tutoring and it's fun to get back to teaching and also the most fun is actually making money again!!! What I like about it is that I'm helping kids who somehow got lost in the flow of school. I think all they need is more attention to the things they don't know. Some of them have questions that never get asked during the lesson and then they never tell the teacher they don't know something. The teacher assumes that the material was learned by everyone who didn't ask a question and so goes on to the next thing. Of course, since the question was never asked the student has nothing on which to scaffold the learning and so it slides away and the student falls farther and farther backward. I've seen it so many times! Sometimes all a student needs is one skill to move ahead. Many times it's vocabulary or getting mixed up between two letters and learning the difference. I had a student who had a problem between reading b and d. This caused a problem for him every time he saw words with these letters. But this is the kind of information that is not readily seen by teachers. Reading teachers deal with this all the time. I like helping to get kids back to their grade level.:)

I'm going to have a lot of new guest authors popping up here from MuseItUp Publishing and wanted to let you know. I have met such a wonderful group of people who are also authors and they have hosted me on their blogs. So I am going to have them each on here to tell you about their books. Also, tune in on Tuesday, November 23rd, which is a different time for my radio show, but due to Thanksgiving we can't have the 4th Thursday this month. On my show, Red River Writers Live Tales from the Pages, which airs at 3PM Central time, I am hosting two excellent authors. One is an old friend and critique group buddy, Greg Fishbone, and the other is a poet, Donald Hagelberg. Greg Fishbone has a book called, The Penguins of Doom and is about to publish Galaxy Games in 2011. Donald Hagelberg has helped edit and has many publications.

Until the next time hope you enjoy Blog Jog Day. Hello to all new people and to my faithful readers. I hope you will get involved in this harmless but wild trip through the internet. Thank you to my friends and if you are a Facebook friend, thank you for getting me to over 1,000 friends.:)


  1. Happy Blog Jog day...Great post. Will head on to the next blog now.
    Makes for a fun run through cyber space.

  2. Hi, Barbara! I'm a new follower from the blog jog. I love that you're a tutor! What a rewarding job to affect young lives. I agree they someties just need one on one interation... these days it's rare.

    Anyway, nice to meet you and happy jogging!I'm having a giveaway on my own blog today, so feel free to stop by. :)

  3. Here for Blog Jog. What fun!

  4. Hi, my first time here and enjoying it.
    World Hello Day is a good thing!( No, I'm not Martha Stewart, lol)


  5. Tutors are such an asset to students and parents. Sometimes teachers forget to teach according to learning styles which can hurt students learning. I'm lucky that I have a great school district that students different ways of learning.

  6. I'm your biggest fan, Barbara. I think the sun rises and sets on your blog. Happy Blog Jog day and have a great one. I love your blog!

  7. Hi all!!
    Thank you for visiting and hope that you will decide to become a follower. Nice to meet all of you.:) Have a great Blog Jog Day!!!

  8. Thank you for hosting a stop on the Blog Jog. I'm now following you on Networked Blogs. I tried to sign up for email but it said the system was not working and to try later. I'll come back.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  9. Hi Barbara! Happy Blog Jog Day!

  10. On World Hello Day, I say hello to you.
    Lovely Blog, Barbara. Come visit me.

  11. Barbara, you do know that we both are members of Red River Radio? Thanks for jogging by my blog.

  12. Linda,
    Nice to meet you too. Thank you for following me and I'm going to check out your blog too.:)

    Susanne, so glad to see you here. Happy Blog Jog Day to you too!!

    Charmaine, I'm going over to check out your blog now. I'm really out of breath after jogging around the blogs.:)

  13. I really enjoyed your remarks about tutoring! What a great insight. And what a wonderful job you have, knowing you help kids who really need the help. Having a great time.


  14. Hi aries18,
    Glad you could stop by and Happy Blog Jog Day to you!

    I have been a teacher for over 17 and a half years, but I started out when I was very young and have taught in both urban and rural, suburban areas. I have also taught at one time or another almost every grade. I was a Literacy Specialist for a charter school for grades k and 1 so my insight comes from seeing kids in various stages of need. When I worked on my Masters degree we needed to tutor kids for the credit and so I have had a lot of experience seeing the correct techniques to work with kids in need. It's a no brainer that paying kids attention will help them to learn. But you need to give them the right attention so you can help them to learn what they need.:) Some kids just don't learn in school due to the environment and distractions.

  15. Here is a comment that got accidentally deleted. Sorry Patricia. But I am putting it here where it belonged.

    Patricia Rockwell has left a new comment on your post "Special Post for Blog Jog Day - Hello!":

    Hi, Barbara.
    Greetings from a fellow author. Just jogging through.


  16. Joylene,
    I just was able to reread your comment. Thank you so much!!! I'm so happy you enjoy my blog!:) It's late, but I hope you understand how sincere this is.:)


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