Maintaining Balance

Akron,OH 
Today
Sunny High 75FLow 55F
  • Temp: 73F
  • Hum: 47%
  • W: 13mph N
FRIDAY
Sunny
High 78F
Low 59F
SATURDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 83F
Low 67F
SUNDAY
Moderate rain at times
High 83F
Low 60F
MONDAY
Light rain shower
High 71F
Low 55F

Monday - November 11

Swim
  • 32m
  • 1500.00 yards
  • 02m 08s /100 yards

5x300
10' hot tub

Strength
  • 20m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(lb)
    Max
    wt.(lb)
  • GENERAL - Back lever - tuck 1
    3
    10
    10
    0
    0
  • GENERAL - Front Lever - tuck 1
    3
    10
    10
    0
    0
  • GENERAL - L-Sit Pullups (Rings)
    3
    13
    16
    170
    170
  • GENERAL - Planche - tuck 1
    3
    15
    15
    0
    0
  • CHEST - XR Pushup
    3
    15
    15
    0
    0

"The False Promise of Classroom Technology"

I FULLY BELIEVE THIS!  Computers have VERY LITTLE necessity in the elementary and even the middle school levels.

"Computer labs are still no substitute for teachers with the flexibility and incentive to teach backed up by parents with a commitment that their kids learn."

And the above quote is the crux of the problem.  Parents are not around for their children, more and more.  Ever since BOTH parents 'have' to work, to be able to buy cars, electronics and mortgages they can't afford, children have received less and less attention from their parents.  Our society of 'me' has caused this.  The government, states and schools think it is their problem, so they throw every dollar and idea at it - in the form of more work, more testing, going through more subject matter, etc.  But it's not working as that is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.  Parents are the problem.  Really.  It sounds harsh but there is less and less one-worker, non-divorced households that have the time to be 'really' devoted to their kids. 

Elementary and middle school education is easy.  It's simple and straightforward.  95% of what needs taught are facts that will never change.  There is no reason to keep re-inventing the wheel.  My education from 25-35 years ago would serve any child perfectly and they would go far.  There is no reason that my 5th grader needs to learn about exponents when they haven't mastered their multiplication and times tables...when they haven't even got out of long division.  There is no reason that my 4rth grader needs to learn about 'thermal mass' and atomic number.  It's ridiculous how numerous and quick the topics are gone through - there is NO MASTERY IN PRIMARY EDUCATION.  My sons shouldn't see exponents until 8th grade, and they shouldn't need to know the difference between an element and a compound until then too.  And that is why I will be reteaching long division, exponents and thermal mass every year until they graduate - because there is no mastery anymore.

And I'm not saying that parents aren't devoted to their kids...they just don't/can't make the time to devote the time needed (as in the past) to pushing their children via education and BEING RIGHT THERE.  It's work, don't get me wrong.  I spend a solid 3-4 hours AFTER school on my kids education every day - essentially reteaching my kids.  It's not fun.  But it's what I have to do.  

I have written in the past that most people can do FAR MORE on LESS.  That's the problem with the country.  People want more and more, don't know how to manage money, live on credit, over-leveraged and both parents need to work 40+ hours a week to support a house of cards.  The kid suffers.  With careful planning I firmly believe that one can live off of one salary, and one car during your child's formative years through middle school.

But this is wishful thinking on my part.  It's the evolution of society...spend more, be a little more selfish with ones time every year.

  • Calories out: 2973 From lifestyle:2551, From activities:422
  • Health data: Injury: 3

Sunday - November 10

  • Health data: Injury: 3

Saturday - November 9

  • Health data: Injury: 3

Friday - November 8

Got my back cracked again today.  It's going to be an easy weekend, hopefully ready to get back into my regular volume.

  • Health data: Injury: 3

Thursday - November 7

Swim
  • 25m
  • 1200.00 yards
  • 02m 05s /100 yards

4x300
5' hot tub

Back hurts again, luckily I have another chiropractic appointment.

  • Calories out: 2794 From lifestyle:2569, From activities:224
  • Health data: Injury: 3

Wednesday - November 6

I think I figure out a way to cut down on a lot of spam WITHOUT slowing the site down with general IP bans.

  • Health data: Injury: 3

Tuesday - November 5

Swim
  • 32m
  • 1500.00 yards
  • 02m 08s /100 yards

5x300. Took this one easy.
15' hot tub.

Strength
  • 20m

  • EXERCISE

    Sets
    Min
    reps
    Max
    reps
    Min
    wt.(lb)
    Max
    wt.(lb)
  • GENERAL - Back lever - tuck 1
    3
    10
    10
    0
    0
  • GENERAL - Front Lever - tuck 1
    3
    10
    10
    0
    0
  • GENERAL - L-Sit Pullups (Rings)
    3
    13
    16
    170
    170
  • GENERAL - Planche - tuck 1
    3
    15
    15
    0
    0
  • CHEST - XR Pushup
    3
    15
    15
    0
    0

Back is cracked!

  • Calories out: 2973 From lifestyle:2551, From activities:422
  • Health data: Injury: 3

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