Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Ummm so yeah...this is definitely one of those boring posts that you're probably not really concerned about! I wore some black slacks, a black flow-y tank and a herringbone cropped black and white jacket. I also had on some black heels which is nothing new as 9 times out of 10 you will see me in heels of some sort! People always joke that they can hear me coming before they see me! As far as having a style that I model my dress after, I really don't try to emulate anyone. I would say that my dress is kind of boring. I probably wear a cardigan of some sort 3 days out of the week. I have a lot of black in my wardrobe and some pink as it's my favorite color. I like cardigans, sweaters, and jackets that I can mix and match and keep it pretty simple and plain. I like the style of Michelle Obama and the simplicity of Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffanys!" along with the class of CoCo Chanel and the diva"ness" of Beyonce. I guess all of those mixed together is what I envision! Depending on what day it is and how I'm feeling, either of the four may come out! My friends say that out of the group, I dress like the conservative teacher...well, I am one!
Saturday, February 18, 2012
ALL CHILDREN CAN LEARN!
You'd be surprised how many educators don't believe in this statement! Children will not all learn at the same pace, but they will and can all learn IF and I repeat IF...they have the right teacher in front of them. They must have a nurturing teacher that believes in them and believes that they can learn. They must have a teacher that is willing to work past the hours of 8-3pm. They must have a teacher that is willing to figure out how they best learn and really want to cater the lessons to them....even if it means figuring out 15 different ways to teach a topic. Teachers must be willing to stay after school to tutor their students, to stay after school to call parents and tell them not only when their students are doing wrong but even more so when they are making progress!
Teachers need to differentiate instruction to meet the multiple intelligences of all of their students. We may not be able to move all of our students up to grade level by the end of the school year, but we can darn sure try! If we move them even one or two grades higher than they came to us, that is progress. Teachers need to be involved in the school in order to create a nurturing climate that the students really feel valued and appreciated in.