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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Anti-Bullying Campaign (KJ)

    Not many students think about bullying and that’s part of the problem. Many kids get bullied on a daily basis. Some even believe that it’s normal for people to get bullied, that its okay. Others believe it may actually be their own fault. The few that know they aren’t to blame are the few who will stand up, will help others, and will end bullying. For too long, kids laid in bed on weeknights scared of the following morning. They felt happy when they were ignored because when they were acknowledged they were insulted, beat up, or just left thinking, “what did I do wrong?”
We need to end bullying! It is a disease that plagues our world. Too many children chose to just end their lives rather than deal with the pain for one more day. We can stop bullying if students take a stand, because bullying affects us all. If we just put effort into this problem we can end it. Now I know that Cartoon Network has their bullying programs and people run campaigns but it doesn’t help that much! Maybe one or two kids stop bullying but that doesn’t fix our problem! We need to hit the problem at its source! We need monitors in schools, guarding programs on social media, and students who speak up! Sometimes when a bully is caught and is punished they actually stop. Maybe if some students out there actually cared about their friends, bullying would end already.
That one random act of kindness opened the gates for me when I was bullied. The kid who spoke up ended most of my bullying just by saying, “hey stop that!” Imagine all the people whose bullying we can end just by lending a hand and telling the bully he’s wrong. With a few words and maybe help from a responsible adult we can end bullying in our schools. Maybe we can end all bullying, forever!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Prevent Bullying!

Not many students think about bullying, and that’s part of the problem. Bullies will keep hurting others because no one is there to cease it. They will believe it’s okay to hurt others. The victim feels like they have no voice in the conversation, so it makes it difficult to stand up for themselves. What bystanders need to do instead of laughing and staring is to stand up for the victim. Some bystanders are afraid of getting wounded by the bully and do nothing to stop it. The individual getting bullied is already in pain by you walking pass it, and it only wounds them more to see you allow it. The victim is internally begging for someone to help them, but no one really has the guts to prevent it.

You need to be the person to prevent it! Put yourself in the victim’s situation. You would want someone to come and stand up for you. A bystander may look at bullying and think it’s not as serious, but all the pain adds up one day and the victim loses it. We all need to stand up and be part of the solution. Bullying is happening everywhere, even if you don’t notice it. Bullying happens online too. If you see bullying and you’re too afraid to stop it yourself, then tell a teacher, or anyone that can help. Stand up for your friend, or even a stranger that is getting bullied.  Help and protect the victim, tell someone, and let them feel secure. You can save them by telling someone trustful, or stopping it yourself. You can walk with the person if they are getting bullied after school. Ask them if they’re okay, or be their friend.  No one likes being in pain, especially if it continually happens. Suicide is the second leading cause of death, and continuous bullying is the cause of that. Be a part of the solution and prevent bullying.

Friday, October 17, 2014

I Would Hire Someone With Poor Grammar

Neysa Porter                                                                                                                    9-23-14

                               I Would Hire Someone With Poor Grammar

I would hire someone with poor grammar. If they have a talent that suits my business and their personality and attitude is good, I certainly do not mind what grammar they have. If their mindset is eager and willing, they can work for me. Having poor grammar does not determine who they are and what they are. It is not smart to judge someone for the way they speak.
For example, if I was to interview someone and they have a strong London or southern accent and it affects their grammar but they are eager to get the job done and work hard, I will hire them. When somebody has an accent it can charm people and that is a positive for your business. Therefore, grammar should not be blown out of proportion when it is not determined by who you are as a person. Also, when you want to hire someone and they have bad grammar it is rude to judge them. The economy is suffering from the loss of jobs. So when you’re interviewing someone you don’t know their background life and the struggles they may go through to get a job. That’s why it s selfish, mean, and stubborn to not hire someone because of something as simple as grammar, especially when they are kind hearted to you and others around them.  

     From my perspective, I believe that overall, grammar does not determine who you are as a person or how you work. When using bad grammar it does not affect your talent and you physical ability. That is why I would hire someone with bad grammar.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I Wouldn’t Hire You Either

Kyle Wien the author of “I Won't Hire People Who Use Bad Grammar” is absolutely 100% correct when he says that he  will not hire people that do not use proper grammar.The thing is I don’t have the best grammar either, but I’m still in school and the people that he looks forward to hiring are most likely are most likely out of school, still this guy makes billions of dollars a year. He also has two companies and hires hundreds of people a day. If you owned two companies that were both worth billions wouldn't you want the best of the best and only that. He make’s another point by saying that if it takes you 20 years to learn how to use it’s correctly he will not hire you. I agree with him, he should hire only Grade A++ people for this company. I would do the exact same thing. People should always use amazing grammar in and out of the work space. If I were Kyle Wiens I would go into every person who applies background and make sure that, that person has always used good grammar in school. I would also want a copy of there ELA portfolio from both High School and College. To be honest if you think that you can get a job that probable pays extremely well with horrible grammar you have another thing coming.

Grammar Is Not A Big Deal !!

Grammar is not the only thing in this world to justify who you are and what you’re capable of doing.   I understand what Kyle Wiens is saying, but I have to disagree with his idea that he will not hire people who use poor grammar.  I feel as though Kyle made some really good points in his article.  Although some of them just didn't sit right with me and weren't quite accurate.  One of the points he made was grammar shows your intelligence , creativity, and job performance.  I strongly disagree with his thoughts  because  many well known famous people who either has poor grammar or can’t read.  For example, Floyd May weather , multi billionaire,  best boxer worldwide, and his bad grammar does not stop him from a skillful and meticulous boxer. Also, another statement I disagree with is people who make fewer mistakes on a grammar test also make fewer mistakes in something unrelated to writing.  I disagree with this point because, a person that makes fewer mistakes on a math test can make fewer mistakes when doing construction working, etc.  Grammar does not justify or label you as an individual.   
Having bad grammar is not the end of your life.  You can still be intelligent and creative with bad grammar.  You can still achieve more than you think you can with bad grammar.  You can become as prosperous as all other rich and famous people that use incorrect grammar in their everyday lives.  Poor grammar does not signify you as a person. Grammar is not the only thing in this world that your future relies on!  

Your life is based on your grammer!!

If you have poor grammar and you are trying to get into a very good job, you should just forget about it. Poor grammar doesn't just have to do with writing, it also has to do with speaking. If you can’t write with correct grammar then you are most likely not going to be able to speak with correct grammar. For example, if someone gets hired at a store that doesn't know how to speak correct grammar, it would be very hard to communicate with them. I probably wouldn't understand what they are trying to say, and it would just be very difficult to find what I am looking for. 
No one should have poor grammar. You learn about grammar in school all the time, so you should not have a problem. Grammar is one of the most important things in today’s world. When being interviewed for a job, that is one of the things that the person is going to be looking at. Lots of people don’t think that grammar is such a big deal, but it is. It is something that everyone needs in their life. Many people think that even if they don’t know how to write correct grammar, that they can still talk properly. WRONG! Grammar has a big impact on the way you speak, along with the way you write. 
People don’t understand how important grammar is. It’s just like learning how to talk; if you don’t learn correct grammar your speaking is going to be horrible. Good grammar is credibility, especially on the internet. When writing essays for school, posting a Facebook status, or even writing an email, you have to write in correct grammar. Grammar is a part of your grade in school. If you want full credit, your grammar is one of the things that has to be perfect.

Why We Need Great Grammar

Why We Need Great Grammar

Many people don’t use correct grammar and get great jobs such as game creators or programmers, but how’s that possible?  Some people don’t care if their workers use great grammar; I care about it. If people don’t care about grammar, how will you understand them at all!
Kyle Wiens does not hire anyone that has poor grammar and I agree with him.  He has many great points that prove that if you don’t have adequate grammar skills, they shouldn't be hired.  Kyle Wiens said,”Good grammar shows that the person cares about details.” that is true, because if you don’t put details into an article or paragraph describing an area it could be hectic. For example, someone describes a job and just says“it’s a great place to be” that person reading won’t understand.  Sometimes even grammar can tell how intelligent you are so if you only typing in four word sentences, people will think you are not very intelligent or that you are very lazy.  Many people may think some jobs don’t need you to speak much.  
Every job needs you to speak even if you are a computer technician you need to speak to tell someone what has to be fixed on their computer.  There are thousands of workers that may use great grammar, but other times they use terrible grammar yet still get the job.  Grammar can signify a lot more than your knowledge.  It can show your personality, what you do frequently, and how you do it, like texting.

Kyle Wiens Is Right!

Kyle Wiens, writer of the article “I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why.” has a right not to hire people he doesn't think qualify to work for him. He said that people who use poor grammar can’t work for him and it’s  easy to understand why he feels that way. He is the billionaire CEO of Dozuki and iFixit and if you want to work there you need good grammar because he believes that good grammar shows a lot about a person. I think he is right.  If he doesn't want to hire someone with bad grammar then he shouldn't have to.  Honestly, I wouldn't hire people like that either because how can they work at an extremely successful company when they use two instead of to? Those people couldn't work and they shouldn't work for Kyle or me.
Kyle is a very smart man, especially when it comes to business. I mean think about it, look how much money he’s made. If he says don’t hire people with bad grammar I would listen to him. People with bad grammar deserve jobs, just not for big companies.  I don’t hate people with bad grammar I just think that they shouldn't work for companies like Kyle’s. Customer service is an important part of a business. Don’t you want your customers to understand the workers trying to help them? I do so don’t hire people with bad grammar!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Grammar Is An Important Basic!

           No matter what job you are assigned to, grammar is a basic skill that should be used in your everyday lives. I read the article from Kyle Wiens, “I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar.” The article is about how great grammar gives a good impression and improves how you work. Grammar is vital even if the job does not seem to require much of it. Good grammar shows your intelligence. I would want to work with people who can speak properly because I can understand them better. If you are foreign and your native language isn’t English, or you have a reading disability then that is an excuse. However, if you have none of those problems there should be no trouble speaking properly. Your grammar can give you credibility online and in real life. All you can do is type text online in posts and people will judge that. Grammar is truly essential in your life!
          People who do well in their grammar tend to pay more attention to details and their performance on things unrelated to writing. It is shown that a person who doesn’t think writing is vital, they will think other things are not important. I immensely care about my grammar. I noticed that it also helps me notice how neat things are and more. Proper grammar is a way to give a good impression on people.  It is a good practice to do when you are young, so you get used to it when you are an adult applying for a job. Grammar is a skill you constantly learn in school, therefore it is common sense that you should speak it correctly. If you think grammar isn’t significant, then you may want to reconsider your thoughts.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

St. Gabriel Independence Mission School 
Class of 2015

A new group of students has entered my classroom to begin my 40th year of teaching. Every class that I've had through the years has been a unique group of kids. I am extremely excited to continue this journey with the Class of 2015 - We're Living the Dream!