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F in Exams Book Give Away – Because It Made Me Think

Driving home the other night my 2 year old daughter was saying goodnight to the animals we passed.  “Goodnight cows.  Goodnight horsey.”  Just one of those moments.  Then she told me proudly, “Mommy, the chickens sleeping.”  I, knowing that she loves making clucking sounds, asked her “What do the chickens say when they sleep, Thea?”  Her answer?  “HOOOOONK!”  And with that my daughter failed her first test ever.

In honor of my continued fight against inane tests that serve no purpose other than to seemingly torture students, I am excited to be giving away “F in Exams” by Richard Benson as part of their blog tour for the book.  This collection of funny and strange student answers on actual exams will at first make you laugh, and then hopefully make you think.  All you have to do to enter is to share your funny/sad story about tests or exams, or even your opinion and leave me some way to contact you.  The giveaway will run from today to Sunday the 4th, where a winner will be selected.

From the book:

I have to admit my favorite was the following exchange:
“Claire was well prepared for her interview.  Explain how Claire may have prepared herself for the interview.”
Answer:  had a bath and put on her lucky pants.

Ahh yes, the lucky pants, who hasn’t had those.

So I am happy to be part of the giveaway for this book. Laugh about it, cry about it, but read it and think about it.

Tomorrow the give away continues, so head over to It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages to enter there as well.


Giveaway: "Awakened – Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching"

I am very excited to host my first ever giveaway!  Angela Watson, who’s mindset is an inspiration to me, was kind enough to send me a copy of her new book “Awakened – Change Your mindset to Transform Your Teaching” to read.  I loved the book and its message of positivity and the choices we make in our minds so I knew I wanted to pass it on, so rather than just my local PLN benefitting, I thought “Why not pass it on to you guys?”

This book is a great read if you feel you have hit a slump in your mindset or even if you are on path to more positivity, Angela does a great job relating her own story and the realizations she made and then helping you transform your mindset as well.  I particularly enjoyed her small steps to overcoming negative self-doubt and how to take control of your feelings.  Another thing I enjoyed was how many of the situations I could relate to even though I am an optimist myself, there are still those moments where we get sucked in and carried down a path of doubt, low self-esteem and negativity.  Angela does not present her book as a surefire quick method but more of a journey with highs and lows along the way.  Her stories were relatable on so many level and the book was easy to read.  (One note: Angela does speak of her religious breakthrough and I am not religious but still believed in her message of taking control of oneself.  So you do not have to be religious to appreciate this book.)

The giveaway is easy; leave a comment (with your email or some way to contact you) giving me either your own mantra for positivity, a story, or a reason for why I should send the book to you.  I will end the giveaway on Sunday and then alert the lucky winner.   I am happy to share this fantastic book with other readers.