Mon, Nov 23rd, '15 - 7:07 am
Fri, Nov 20th, '15 - 8:24 am
The teacher who posted the viral video had this to say about how he makes a difference:
Open letter to the world:
I am the teacher praising his students in the recent viral video. This letter is incredibly hard for me to write as I like to keep the spotight on my students, but I believe this is an extraordinary opportunity that I cannot pass up.
I write this letter early in the morning with a heavy heart and little sleep the past few days so please excuse any errors.
Seven months ago I reached a boiling point. As a special education teacher I have students with a variety of conditions but they all share one common element; they are pure. They represent love and everything that is righti n this world. But yet, it seemed as if 99% of society could not see this. One parent even told me that their greatest fear was passing away and leaving their child homeless, wondering the streets and being ignored as if they were a “lightpost”.
I knew I had to do something. I called together the parents of my students and proposed the idea of starting a class blog that openly discussed each diagnosis with access to the children. I fully was aware that this was unheard of and could cause complications for my career. I did not care. These children deserve to be heard, loved and appreciated. The world needs to understand that in many ways, the children have it right. We need to learn from them.
That blog is Special Books by Special Kids.
So, I stopped putting money into my savings acount. I put $600 a month into Facebook advertising. I spent from 8-4AM each day teaching and 4-10PM creating videos and blogging. I bet it all on this project. Four months into the project I tearfully asked my girlfriend if she believed it would ever make an impact, I was ready to quit. She convinced me to keep going for a full year then make that decision.
That video is not a flash in a pan. We have 100’s of videos of the same quality. Our desire is to spread love, empathy and acceptance (yes acceptance, awareness is not good enough) for individuals with special needs. There is no one right way of doing things.
So, I am going to say something I never thought I would…..PLEASE SHARE THIS. This is truly an opportunity for us to make a difference in our world together. I am shaking as I write this as I understand the potential impact we can have as a team.
Please, for the sake of my students and individuals with special needs everywhere…make this spread around the world. Follow our journey. Take a few minutes each day to understand my students and friends.
We are all different but we are all in this together.
I love you all,
Thu, Nov 19th, '15 - 8:10 am
Wed, Nov 18th, '15 - 8:06 am
Moderate coffee consumption reduces the risk of dying prematurely from heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and Type 2 diabetes.
Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day might help you live longer, according to new research.
Moderate coffee consumption reduces the risk of dying prematurely from heart disease, neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, and Type 2 diabetes, scientists found.
It also seems to lower the risk of suicide – but no association was seen with rates of cancer death.
How MUCH do you Drink? MixNation weighs in with Mix97 Morning Show Hosts Sean Kelly and Orlena Cain
Wed, Nov 18th, '15 - 5:49 am
Capt. Josh Shaw met Mix97 Morning Show Hosts 6 years ago on the Mix97 Beach Party and he has been listening every since and even while he is off shore in the Gulf of Mexico!~
Docked in a port in Louisiana, Capt. Shaw calls Sean Kelly and Orlena Cain to touch base!
Wed, Nov 18th, '15 - 5:02 am
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This year Oxford University Press have partnered with leading mobile technology business SwiftKey to explore frequency and usage statistics for some of the most popular emoji across the world, and 😂 was chosen because it was the most used emoji globally in 2015. SwiftKey identified that 😂 made up 20% of all the emojis used in the UK in 2015, and 17% of those in the US: a sharp rise from 4% and 9% respectively in 2014. The word emoji has seen a similar surge: although it has been found in English since 1997, usage more than tripled in 2015 over the previous year according to data from the Oxford Dictionaries Corpus.
Tue, Nov 17th, '15 - 8:03 am
CANADIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER WITH THE NUMBER ONE ADDED SONG ACROSS THE COUNTRY, JONATHAN ROY JOINS MIX97 MORNING CREW WITH SEAN KELLY AND ORLENA CAIN.
JONATHAN ROY will perform at the Mix97 Prime Time Show at the Empire Theatre NOV 3oth! The only way to get in is TO WIN!!
DANIELLA DENMARK – NUMBER ONE ADDED SONG IN RADIO! REQUEST IT!
Tue, Nov 17th, '15 - 8:02 am
Copperfields and the Social are proud to host the Baby Galloway benefit dance doors open at 8:00pm and there is a live band Chatterbox !
242 DUNDAS STREET WEST
Door prizes to be won. Tickets are 20.00 each and can be purchased from Copperfields fitness . -Organic hair salon in Brighton -Highfalls outfitters Belleville and personally through Brelyne Belnap WHO joins THE MIX97 MORNING SHOW THIS AM SHARES THE COUPLES STORY –Dave &Mira Gallaway –
Mon, Nov 16th, '15 - 8:19 am
Second year Algonquin College student Kayla Haynes visited the Mix 97 Morning Show today!
She gave us some information on what’s hot this Christmas, what she’s currently learning at the Algonquin College Radio program and what she has seen in Belleville so far.
Mon, Nov 16th, '15 - 5:42 am
Belleville held it’s annual Santa Claus Parade last night.
The parade consisted of over 70 beautiful floats that rode through Belleville’s downtown area. The main attraction saw Santa Claus finish the parade on a beautiful red sleigh that floated on a bright white cloud.
The debate of when to start your Christmas cheer is now over Mix Nation! Get those lights and tree up and break out that ugly sweater. The holiday season is here!
Nov 20th – Brighton 7pm
Nov 27th Bloomfield 630pm
Nov 28 Frankford 2pm, Campbellford 3pm, Madoc 7pm
Nov 29th- Picton 2pm, Trenton 430pm
Dec 4 Stirling 630pm
Dec 5th Wellington 1030am, Napanee 530pm