POS221 – Arizona Constitution

Office of Governor George W. P. Hunt (Circa 1920) Photo taken at Arizona Capital Museum on March 3, 2011 

Today, I focused solely on this course.  I had no idea how much I did not know about Arizona!  I have lived here for 32 years and this course will be my enlightening period.  I see why it is important for all teachers to have the US and State Constitution on their teaching certificates.

Here is what I will know at the end of this course:

  1. the major geographic features and historical periods of AZ
  2. difference between the initiative and referendum processes
  3. the impeachment and recall processes
  4. structure of AZ’s legislative districts
  5. how a bill becomes a law
  6. the executive offices and their specific powers
  7. the courts in the AZ judicial system and the jurisdiction of each court
  8. the major components of county and municipal governments


A plan to keep up…

Rio-logo-reflectLast semester I cut it a bit close when it comes to delivering on my coursework.  I procrastinated and paid dearly for it in the end.  Sure, I can come up with many reasons why it happened, but none of those reasons matter in the end.  Just – get it done!

This is my 1st of the two remaining semesters and I will be finished!  Yay!!!

My goal is to stay on task and deliver assignments on time this semester.  Today is day one.  I have four different courses to maintain and a tremendous amount of work to complete to satisfy all the requirements of each.

I am blogging about this experience to hold myself accountable.  Even if no one else reads this – I will have to comply.

My courses are:

  • POS221 – Arizona Constitution
  • EDU256AE – Intern Certificate Student Teaching Lab – Secondary Education III
  • EDU270AB – Secondary Reading and Decoding Methods
  • EDU270 – Learning and the Brain

My plan is to read each syllabus tonight and review all of the assignments.  I will then calendar due dates and read text for this first week.  I am still waiting for a few textbooks.  This is going to be great!

Spring 2016 Semester

Today, I received a couple of the textbooks for my Spring, 2016 semester courses.  Tomorrow is technically the first day of the semester.  I am looking forward to the coursework.

This will be a busy time for me.  I am currently full-time in the teaching internship, supporting the Science and Robotics Clubs, along with after-school tutoring.

In addition to this blog, I also have www.davinalyons.com – currently I am focused on transforming my body into a healthier more efficient vessel.