Tag Archives: Learning

National Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2 – 6 is National Teacher Appreciation Week.

 

I’m proud to be a retired teacher and have made a difference in the lives of many individuals. One kindergarten student in my 1987 class came with knowing all the alphabets and numbers. She was the first Jamaican student in our school. Her bright eyes sparked with confidence. Smiled all the time with the thick lips curled up at both corners.

What could I teach her? The rest of the class barely learned A for Apple, B for Boy, C for Cat, so on and so forth.

I made individual curriculum, challenging learning for Mayshall. At the third grade, she was tested as a GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) student. She continued to excel throughout high school and college. After graduated from Cornell University, she came back home in Southern California and brought me a college sweater. Why a joy to see the success of a student!

 

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“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius

 

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“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

 

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Warren Buffet

 

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“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” – Maria Montessori

 

 “A good teacher can inspire hope; ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry

 

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams

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Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.” – Horace Mann

 

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“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” – Mark Van Doren

 

“Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – John C. Maxwell

 

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” Lady Bird Johnson

 

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Teachers, you’re always appreciated!

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Share Your World – January 8, 2018

Here is Cee’s Share Your World questions and my responses:

Do you prefer a bath or shower?

What do I prefer? I prefer taking a bath, but for practical reason, I take shower 99% of the time because It takes less time. There are days when I’m physically exhausted or mentally stressful, I like to take a hot bath with Epsom salt, Concentrated mineral bath soak with Eucalypti and Chamomile, and lavender bubble bath. I soak in the bath with headphone on, listening to my favorite Romantic Adagio CD. It helps to relax my muscles.

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What do you do to make a living or during the day? If you are retired what mostly occupies your day? Or if you are a student what are you studying?

I’m retired but I am working and have a busy schedule.

I own an after-school care business. Even though I have several people help me doing the tutoring, teaching Chinese and providing childcare, I do all the things that an employer does.

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays are gym days when I work out with my husband.

Thursdays and Fridays, I take poetry, watercolor, and chorale classes for the retirees at Cal State University in Fullerton.

 

 

Not to mention that gardening is my regular routine of the day. I also have church activities several times a week.

 

 

Is there a stuffed animal in your bedroom?

No, I don’t, and I have never had a stuffed animal for myself.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

The rain finally came last night. It rained all night and it has been raining lightly but steadily all day. I  worried about my garden. Usually, this time of the year provides rain to soak the soil and prepare the soil for spring. This is our first rain of the winter. I hope it will rain a few more time before spring.

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Cee’sShare Your World – January 8, 2018

WRITESPIRATION #125 52 WEEKS IN 52 WORDS WEEK 30

Your challenge is to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less. – Sacha

Pie. 

This pie graph is the cycle of learning. It started as a hierarchy of learning. Students begin by gaining the literal knowledge; the learning goes deeper and deeper in order to make the evaluation. It makes sense to put it in a pie graph. Knowledge from evaluation starts another cycle of learning.

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Enthusiasm in Learning

When I was working in the school district as administer, I held a five-year, Tier I, non-renewable administrative credential. By 1997, I realized that I had to go back to school to get my Tier II, permanent credential. I checked out all the universities within reasonable driving distance that offered such a program. I came across that University of La Verne had a two-year Tier II Administrative Credential Program. The exciting fact was that they also had a three-year program that included the Tier II Administrative Credential, plus the Doctoral Degree. I was very interested in this program.

I started school with enthusiasm. Most of the doctoral students finish the three-year courses, and then take some years to complete the dissertation. At La Verne, students have the choice of completing the doctoral program in three years. It means that when students take the third year courses, they also complete the dissertation.

There were three classmates who were interested in the three-year doctoral program. I decided to join them. Year 1999-2000 was the hardest year I had ever worked in my whole life. I worked full time, took full time courses, plus completed my dissertation.

My husband was very supportive. For three years, he watched TV with the headphone on, so it would not disturbed me when I did my assignments. I dedicated my doctoral degree to my lovely, supportive husband.

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Daily Prompt: Enthusiasm