Author Archives: Clint Johnson

It’s Time To Get TOUGH On Punishments For Employees Using Personal Email For Government Work!!!

We’ve found out this week that former F.B.I. director James Comey used a personal email account for F.B.I. work. So many politicians have done this. It’s pitiful. We need harsh penalties created IMMEDIATELY, so that from here on out, people who do this end up serving prison sentences. We cannot let this be something that goes unchecked.

Why on earth does this keep happening? It’s time to get tough on this kind of stuff… way past time. Politicians and government employees can use their personal email accounts to email their high school classmates, and receive their church’s weekly e-mail newsletter, and all of that stuff. But when it comes to government work of any kind, the official email account created for that government work must always be used, without exception! We keep hearing that this kind of stuff happens, but when will someone with authority step up, pounce, and nullify it through signing it into law? We need to take a Coach Bob Knight down 30 to Purdue at halftime approach to this. The Barney the Dinosaur approach and Fred Rogers approach are not cool with regards to this!!!

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A Duke University Sociology Professor Has My Kind of Strategy for Note-Taking In Classes!!!

If only all college professors and educators everywhere thought like Duke University sociology professor Dr. James Moody, Ph.D! In a 2011 class syllabus, he encourages class focus and participation, rather than utilizing your phalanges and a pencil/pen/keyboard to record notes of what is being said in class. Maybe some professors think note-taking assists the student with focus. He thinks it always leaves the students a step behind. He said he would post class notes on the course webpage at the end of the day. I never liked note-taking in classes! Sounds like Dr. Moody is my kind of prof.!!!

 

Dear Twitter, I Found Some NCAA Softball Accounts That Need The Verified Check Mark!

Of the 8 teams in the Women’s College World Series for softball this season, not all of them have the check mark on their Twitter account. I’m going to link to all that do, first. Notice the last 3 do not. Hofstra even has a verified softball team account. How do some of these fall through the cracks? I’m hugely interested in knowing. Oklahoma has won the last two championships. Why does their account not have check mark love yet? Surely, the Twitter verification people can easily see these are official accounts? I think that, AUTOMATICALLY, all of the big schools like these should have all of their team accounts verified. What’s the issue on why they are not?

Congratulations To The Duke and Duchess of Sussex/Prince Harry/Meghan Markle!

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, also known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, on their marriage today at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle! I am not usually an early riser, so rather than watch it live, I have viewed photos of it. I wish to utilize this blog post to wish the newly married couple a happy and joyful marriage, full of Christ’s blessings!

My Alternative Solution To Textbook Adoption And Textbook Fees!

I realize that many educators are going to disagree with me big time on this. That’s OK. What I don’t think is OK is the fact that now that we have the Internet, lots of money is still spent on textbook fees! I realize a couple of the things that teachers are going to say are wrong with my thinking. I’m not perfect in the way that I am thinking, but i think we need to head more in the direction of taking advantage of all of the information that an internet connection gives you access to.

  • I realize lots of students don’t have the Internet at home. Libraries and youth clubs in communities need to offer access to kids to help this situation. Surely, there are places in low-income areas, and even low-income parts of high-income areas that kids can access the World Wide Web.
  • I realize that sometimes the internet can be offline or not working. Teachers can screenshot learning materials each day to their cellular devices or iPads, and then save it on their laptops if that occurs for worksheet usage during class time.
  • I realize that not everything on the internet is true. Someone could make a video saying that 2+2=600 or that Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was somehow the brother of the apostle Paul. Instead of time spent adopting textbooks, educators and administrators would verify things online to direct students to accurate sites and videos.
  • I understand not everyone in every school system has iPads. Maybe SOME textbooks would be necessary in those kinds of school systems, but maybe copies and handouts could be used.
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