Coke Machine of Happiness

I love this video. So simple, but yet is spreads so much happiness.

I am not going to ramble this time because it is not necessary.

What are you providing each day to help spread happiness to those around you?

I think if we took time each day to work on spreading happiness we would be amazed at how quickly it would spread. This would only takes seconds each day.

This goes back to my first podcast about taking the time to not cast a critical eye, but to show your happiness and appreciation for others.

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At Home On Friday – my sporadic mindset is now reflected in my household

Right now as I type this here is what is happening:

1. My daughter is blaring “Party in the USA” for the 35th time all upset that her hair “not down”. Whatever that means. She is running and singing very loud in my basement.

2. My son is drawing a strategy plan for Starcraft. Yes, too young to see the game, but one level is safe enough(he cannot hear the bad words due to Miley Cyrus in bouncing our brain around in our brain). He is  like a military general. He has more thought into a strategy than I thought possible. The sad thing is that I think his plan is actually the answer to beating the mission. How stupid I feel?

3. I stopped by the library yesterday after finding a book my daughter hid from us. The book was a Cailloo book. I hate this cartoon character. I despise him. I despise him even more after paying a fine for my daughter keeping this book hidden. I should not hate a cartoon character and seems immature, but I do. Maybe I will post my reasons later.

4. I am adding more and more content to my Diigo group. I think it is really helping me keep my one email inbox down to 4 emails. See my Bit Literacy Experiment posts from earlier in the week to get caught up in case you missed them. Feel free to join and share information.

5. I am making a long list of things to get done this three day weekend. So much to do.

6. Can you believe that we are adding another native to the tribe in about two weeks. How our world will be turned upside down, but for all good reasons(except the poopy diapers).

7. Time to figure out what book to read next. I had 20 books on hold at the library and they all came in at once.

Here are the ones I am considering right now.

  • Howard Gardner – Five Minds for the Future
  • Waiting For Superman companion book to movie
  • The Element by Ken Robinson
  • Beef Eater by Richard Whitmore
8. Who knows what is about to unfold after I drink this pretend hot tea from my daughter. 
What are some other things I should check out on this great day of hanging out at home with the family?

Time for some real coffee, clean the house, and continue my pursuit of being Bit Literate by “attempting” to clear out my school email and my Gmail.

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Let Us Write A Story – Online Story Challenge – 6 yr old son pictures are your story

I was cleaning up the room of my son this weekend so I could paint and all that jazz. He has artwork all over. This kid spends time at night before bed drawing, reading(trying to), and just letting his brain wind down.

I scanned some of his artwork and a thought popped into my head. Why not connect some of the pictures and make a story.

Then I thought that some of you are way more creative than myself and decided to post the pictures here on the blog.

So, what do you have to do?

1. View the pictures
2. Figure out the order you want to place them
3. Write a little story based on the pictures.

I don’t care how you send me the story. You can email me the story with pictures embedded, PPT slideshow, movie, poem, etc.

I will then share all the stories here on the blog. I will also share with my son and he will love it.

Here are the pictures. Let the creativity juices begin flowing…….NOW!

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50 Day World Challenge: Day 1 Topic: Photo and 15 Facts


1. My name is Aaron Maurer.
2. I live in the state of Iowa.
3. My nickname at my school where I teach is Coffeechug from all the coffee I drink throughout the day.
4. I want to connect and meet people from every country and help my students realize the world outside their little bubble they call home.
5. I am training to run my first marathon this summer.
6. I am an avid reader of all things, but love to read YA and books that work to improve the mental toughness of people.
7. I am obsessed with technology and gadgets. If there is something new I am going to give it a try.
8. I would love to travel around the world and visit the places of people I have connected with(I just need more money and time)
9.I teach gifted students for my job and it is awesome.
10. I have many websites to showcase the work of myself, my students, and various other projects to help me connect with the world.
11. I am expecting my third child in May.
12. I have a wonderful wife who allows me to be nerdy every single day and is veyr patient with me.
13. I am still trying to figure out how to write a novel. It is on my bucketlist.
14. I would love to be a head basketball coach for a high school team when my kids get older.
15. I still want to learn martial arts.

Join the fun in this project by checking it out here http://coffeechug.posterous.com/

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