Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!

Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown

My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Learn the latest way to see if someone had a stroke....

My dad passed this on to me today, and I think we could all use this as another reminder of how to recognize trouble in loved ones or students. Stay informed!

Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue 

 I  will continue to forward this every time it  comes around! 

STROKE: Remember  the 1st Three Letters.... S. T. R.  


During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured  everyone that she was fine (they offered to call  paramedics), she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. 

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening 

Jane's husband called later  telling everyone that his wife had been taken to  the hospital -
6:00 pm Jane passed away). She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. 

It  only takes a minute to read this... 

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough... 


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR. Read and Learn! 

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. 

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three  simple questions: 

S  *Ask the individual to SMILE. 

T  *
Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE  (Coherently) 

(i.e. It is sunny out today).

  *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS. 

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. 

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue. 

NOTE:  Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue  is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other,  that is  also an indication of a stroke. 

A Cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people, you can bet that at least one life will be saved.  


I  have done my part. Will  you?

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