“Visionary Women”

“Visionary Women”

Yes, it’s National Women’s Month and women rule the world.  The National Women’s History Alliance selects and publishes the yearly theme and the 2019 Women’s History Month theme is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.”  The theme honors women who have led efforts to end war, violence, injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society.

I am proud to be a woman and I celebrate all the other women doing their part to uplift, encourage, fight, and believe in other women;We Are “Visionary Women.”   We play an important role in shaping our nation and the worlds of science, politics, environment, legal, the arts, education, and more.

We are women and making history everyday; not just during the month of March. We are the ones that empower, inspire, honor, and celebrate the achievements of others plus promote kindness, love, and structure, “We Are Visionary Women.”   We are in schools, churches, and communities using our unique gifts to make this world a better place.  Women remember to stay in the fight for yourself, for other women, and more importantly the young girls following and watching us.

Women we must stay positive as we make our way over and around the many roadblocks that seem so difficult. The decision to look forward and remain hopeful is the key we need to use to unlock the door to so many possibilities.

Happy National Women’s Month Everyday!

 

Christmas Year Round

Christmas Year Round

Happy 2019 Everyone! The Christmas and New Year season is a wonderful time of year for many of us and what a blessing it is to be able to share with others during that time of year.  Just imagine if everyone had that same loving, sharing, caring spirit all year long.  The sparkling lights, holiday sweets, more shopping and giving, decorations everywhere, friends, family, and Christmas Music; I really like Christmas music!  Yes, all of that makes the season a wonderful time of year and I have 3 suggestions how to make it last 365 days a year.

  1. Love – Love is a word that evokes action, for God so Loved the world that He gave his only begotten son.  We can give love to ourselves and others all the time when we keep love in our heart, our thoughts, and actions.  Allowing love to guide us on our journey, allows others to experience hope and hope is what Christmas celebrates, the hope in the birth of Christ.
  2. Kindness – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, I know you have heard that before. Have you noticed individuals seem to do this with ease at Christmas Time!  Remember, the more kindness we have inside of us, makes it easier to share with others.   I like to feel loved and appreciated, laugh and smile, think positive thoughts, give and do unexpectedly etc. and because I  like these feelings, thoughts and actions I try my best to treat others the same way.  Yes, it can be difficult at times especially when others don’t treat you with kindness but share your kindness throughout the year anyhow.
  3. Focus – Focus on what matters in life, you know the important things that can’t be replaced.  What do you have that creates a “Thankful Mindset” not I wish I had, I want this, I really wanted that.  The holiday season reminded us to be thankful for life, family, friends, a collective of all the memories we have, spending time with those we love as we celebrated Christmas and welcomed 2019.  Take these thoughts throughout the year to to remind you to ficus on whats important.

I encourage you to try these three suggestions consistently in 2019 and you will begin to feel Christmas year round.

Welcome To School!

Welcome To School!

Yes, it is that time of year and it does not matter what grade your kids are in, nor does it  matter what grade you teach, the first day of school can be exciting, overwhelming, fun and so much more for everyone; especially the kids and teachers. You only get one “First Day of School” so teachers, parents, and kids remember to smile, be excited, and arrive early.

SMILE! Please smile it looks good on you and smiling is healthy for you.  Smiling lets others know you are friendly and ready for what the day has to offer.  BE EXCITED! Excitement is contagious and it spreads quickly.  Your positive excitement will create positive energy in the school, in your class and a better place for learning.  ARRIVE EARLY! The early bird catches the worm, a good parking space, short lines and maybe some giveaway prizes.  Arriving early on the first day of school is the best way to start the school year and a good habit to have for the next 180 days.  I am ready and looking forward to the 2018 school year.  Welcome to School everyone and let’s make it a great “First Day of School!”

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation

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Test-Taking Preparation Tips

Test-Taking Preparation Tips

 

Help your child with test taking preparation with the goal of reinforcing knowledge and understanding, to build your child’s confidence and help lay the groundwork for a lifetime of good study skills.

 

Create A Test-taking Study Schedule For Your Child: This will help you and your child stay on schedule.

Find Out What Kinds Of Questions Are On The Test: The test may consist of short-answer, multiple-choice, essay, or a combination of the three.

Discuss With Your Child What Could Be On The Test: Most teachers will send home study questions, practice problems, and key pieces of information for review.  Review the information carefully and help your child write down answers and key pieces of information so they can review it later.  Also, review class notes together and parts of the textbook that deal with those particular topics and issues. Ask your child what pages the teacher stressed, and whether there are any maps, charts, or extra reading they need to know.

Remember Test Taking Basics.  Remember to use the five W’s: who, what, when, where, and why.

Teach Test Taking Skills.  Your child should read the test all the way through answering the questions they know well first, then go back to answer the questions they were unsure.

Divide and Conquer.  Divide information into small chunks, such as chapters for social studies, groups of 10 word problems at a time for math, 5 vocabulary words for language arts, etc.

Student Created Flash Cards.  Flash cards are a great way for your child to quiz themselves and the process of making the flash cards is also a valuable study session. Plus, writing it down helps them to visualize the material come test day. Example Ideas:

  • Vocabulary word on the front side; definition on the back
  • Name of math formula on the front; example of how to use the formula on the back
  • Major historical event on the front; date it occurred on the back
  • Name of character from book on the front; significance of character to the story on the back

Review Notes Nightly: Studying 15-20mins nightly helps to retain the information instead of cramming the night before the test.

 

Teacher to Teacher

Teacher to Teacher

Join us the 3rd Thursday of every month for our Meet Up, “Teacher to Teacher” We come together to share ideas, get advice, and encourage others to become better at what they do!

Our topic for this month “Show and Tell”  A top 10 list of what a parent/teacher can do, so that a child knows you love them.  See you Thursday for food, fun, and fellowship, what a great time!

Important Details:

  • Your Classroom, LLC
  • 5310 Lenox Av. Ste. #16 Jax, FL 32205
  • Thursday, February 15th @ 6:30pm
  • www.meetup.com/teachertoteacher

I look forward to seeing you.