Squat Challenge Update

Ahh so I’ve kinda been lazy with the squat challenge. I blame it on my travel back home to TO. In the rush of visiting family and friends, attending a cousin’s wedding and doing some shopping, I kind of….umm… forgot to do the squats. Now that I’m back from my visit, I will FINISH the challenge. Today 110 squats are up.

How are all of you doing on squat challenge?

Teach Mentor Text Book Swap #2

Teach Mentor Text held it’s second book swap. The theme for the book swap was books that we felt were under-appreciated. The book I chose to send was The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. I know this book was popular once, but lately, I feel that it’s fallen to the way side. I don’t know if it’s because of its themes or that teachers are more attracted to more recently published books. I loved reading it as a young adult and I think the new generation will too!
Here is the book that I received!

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An inspiring TEDx talk by Imran Khan

Imran Khan speaks at TEDxKarachi 2011 on Never Giving up on Your Dreams

27th May 2011 : Making the Impossible Possible

About the Speaker: Imran Khan graduated from Oxford in 1972 with a degree in Politics and Economics. He was later inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame. As a cricketer, he achieved incredible success as the world’s premier all-rounder and lead Pakistan to its World Cup victory in 1992. After retiring from cricket, he went on to become a champion of social causes in Pakistan, going on to found the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, the country’s first cancer hospital that provides free treatment to thousands of patients annually. He has raised millions of dollars worth of funding through national and international campaigns.Khan has also been active in politics and is the founder of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party. His most significant political work has been the restoration of those judges who were deposed under the Musharraf regime. As University Chancellor of the Namal College in Mianwali, he set up links with the University of Bradford creating further academic opportunities for the youth of Pakistan.

Imran Khan received many prestigious awards for his outstanding work for public welfare and personal achievements amongst which are the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s highest civil honorary award, the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to him at the Asian Jewel Awards, and induction into both the Oxford University and the ICC Hall of Fame .

The Classy Way To Take On People Who Hate You

http://www.upworthy.com/the-classy-way-to-take-on-people-who-hate-you-4?g=2&c=ufb1

Check out what these guys did in New York to make people feel more comfortable about their faith. Please note at the end of the video there is some swearing.

*My comment on the video: I like what these guys did, but I wish they didn’t call the guy at the end a name. It would have been better not to stoop to his level.