Sunday, October 12, 2008
I have never been one to miss deadlines, but it often takes a deadline to get me going. When I had three children and worked as well as going to school, I would begin working on projects as soon as I got the specifications for them. Who could know when one or all of us would be sick or have a surprise school function? So it should be no surprise to me that the best of plans include back-up provisions, such as working on a grant proposal before it is due. That way, when, say Best Buy, has a glitch on their web site, you can find out about it before proposals are due. Another proposal due today was so important that I copied it into Pages to make sure the spelling was correct. Unfortunately, I copied a paragraph twice. Hope they don't hold it against me. This has spurred me to see what is out there and keep trying. I am working with low income students now and they rely on me to provide what the school cannot. If you hear of any grants for video or Lego-Mindstorms, please let me know. I am certain my students will develop good problem-solving skills if they have these advantages.