With 48 years of educational and life experiences, I'm ready to share my ideas. "If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original." ~ Sir Ken Robinson I can think back and remember moments, when I was just two years old. As a learner in the world, I recall what I thought and felt as I interacted with my parents and teachers. Some of their responses still resonate with me today. I take with me the memory of my sixth grade teacher putting me in a chair next to her piano. She made me sit there and sing. I cried in front of the whole class, as I sang a Civil War song, "Eating Goober Peas." So, when I see a child laughing and goofing off, I think of a better way to get them to stop. I think of a respectful and effective way to respond. Because, not only do I need my classroom to run well, but I need the child to run well also! I will never demean them and for lack of a better word, I will never make them feel stupid. "The academic child will not come out to play, if their heart is not in it. Take care of their heart, always."
I come at this from various angles. My style is to be lovable and firm. I use Respectful language with a Caring tone, no matter what. (Do you recognize the name of this approach? No, Silly, it's the Relevant Approach!) * I read and self educate myself on trends in the schools and education system. If there is a problem with the functioning of the group, it is usually something I need to change or put in place first. I also seek to learn the best teaching methods, and new trends, to prepare for the technology age. My style is to find a way to reach each child. I sit next to them and truly listen to what's going on in their world. It's important for me to set individual character and learning behavior goals for each student. * I just made that up. (This is a Footnote.)
Not yet. I mean, "Most Likely to Make Someone Laugh," is all.#Honor
Life/Informal College Degree/Formal
My family has lived in many states. I have held a few different positions in the Early Childhood and Elementary school system, including Education Coordinator and Supervisor. * But the best experience of all, continues to be that I have raised a son and daughter. Therefore, I can feel the perspective of a parent. *I have been on the flip side of the coin.