I have been teaching for twenty years.
As my own four children played the sports of childhood, I observed how the coaches inspired them to do their best. The "Team Taylor" approach was born. I challenge the "players" to get their heads in the game and represent the program. At Back to School Night I teach the parents the Team Taylor "cheer" because, of course, they are the cheerleaders. I am the coach, umpire, referee, (whatever season we're currently in).The day is not complete unless we've shared one big belly laugh as a team.
I've been teacher of the year on my current school site. I have been invited to sit on K-12 Articulation committees at the district level. I served as our VAPA coordinator for many years, but don't be too impressed. TEAM - together, everyone achieves more is absolutely true. I owe my contributions to the many brilliant educators I have worked with and gleaned from over the years.
I did not play sports in my own childhood, rather, music was my extracurricular activity. I was involved in all the choral programs available in high school and college. Because I learn best through music and rhythm, I tend to insert it into every subject area, whether my "captive audience" wants it or not.
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