Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A&E Presents: Teach Tony Danza-Real Life Drama In The Classroom

  A&E TV presents TEACH TONY DANZA. Danza struggles to make an unexpected and dramatic career shift but he’s also giving back to the community by teaching 10th grade English at an inner-city high school. The school is a true mix of different socio-economic classes among the students – challenging him to find ways to connect with students across a variety of backgrounds. It’s a tough crowd….will he succeed in being a positive role model for these kids?

The seven episode series premieres on Friday, October 1st at 10PM/9C.

Long before his iconic acting career, which includes roles in “Taxi” and “Who’s The Boss,” Tony Danza received a degree in History Education. During the 2009-2010 school year, he took on his most challenging and rewarding role yet as he stepped into the classroom as a full-time teacher at Philadelphia’s Northeast High School . “Teach: Tony Danza” follows the first year-teacher as he instructs a 10th-grade English class with 26 students in back-to-back 45-minute periods.

The series will look at the challenges Danza faced and the rewards he experienced as a first-year high school teacher. Under the watchful eye of Northeast Principal Linda Carroll and in-classroom teaching coach David Cohn, Danza applied incredible creativity and ceaseless dedication in his day-to-day tasks of planning lessons and executing them in the classroom, administering quizzes and exams, grading homework, engaging in small learning communities with other faculty, and meeting with parents.

Upcoming episodes -

“BACK TO SCHOOL” - Friday, October 1 at 10/9C

Mr. Danza arrives at Northeast High School in Philadelphia and meets most of the faculty, including his teaching advisor, David Cohn, and ball-busting principal, Linda Carroll, who warns Mr. Danza that if he screws up, he’s out. On the first day of school, he meets his diverse class of students, but soon learns that teaching is harder than he realized when one student questions whether or not Mr. Danza is qualified to be teaching anything. And in an attempt to bond with two of his students on the football team, he becomes an assistant coach. He then realizes he knows far less about coaching football than teaching English and questions whether or not he made a mistake becoming a teacher.

“TESTED” - Friday, October 8 at 10/9C

After half the class fails their first quiz on “Of Mice and Men,” Mr. Danza fears that most of his students aren’t doing their work. As a result, he risks legal repercussions when he denies three of his “special needs” students the use of the resource room because he thinks they’re being lazy. And to make matters worse, Mr. Danza’s brightest student wants to drop out of his English class because he isn’t being challenged enough. Pushed to the limit, Tony breaks down in tears.

Some great links to check out more info and cool stuff on it:

Teach Tony Danza official page on A&E
Teach Tony Danza Facebook Destination
To see the full sneak peak

Monday, September 13, 2010

Baby talk-Little man 16 months old

My littlest man is 16 months old. The last baby aweee!! I was comparing him to the other two when they were his age. He doesnt talk as much as they did. I wonder if its because they talk for him? Whats the avarage number of words babies that age say? My oldest was a talker. He said all kinds of words at that age. The next one was a little less but still quite a bit. Hmmmm who knows. I am sure its diffrent across the board.

Things the little mas says

1. ball
2. baby
3. bath
5. dade (dadddyyy)
6. kota (short version of his brothers name)
7. mar mar (nickname for the dog)
8. efg (the only part of the alphabet he sings)
9. boo
10. dog

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Blo Hop Friday

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Emptying Toy Box is Hard Work

Kids were playing and then I noticed it was quiet. We all know what can happen when its quiet. I got lucky no trouble was being made. When I went to check on them and this is what I found.

 (The boys were in their room playing Lego's). An almost empty toy box and Lil mama fast asleep in the middle of it all. Who knew emptying a toy box was such hard work!!!!!!!!