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I would like to welcome guest blogger and fellow student, Kandace Dyer. She comes to us from Accounting & Financial Services to share her story of giving thanks to the teachers at ITC who make a difference in our lives.
Information of Technology Center Students came together on December 7, 2011 to give thanks and appreciation
to all the instructors. Students prepared viagra a luncheon at the ACE campus. The instructors were quite surprised and enjoyed the moment. They received gifts from the students including a decoratively framed, hand-made certificate, a bag of candy, a cup reading “Teachers are a gift, they touch our lives forever” and a Mexican feast courtesy of Taco Rico. The instructors of the ITC building are very inspirational, and caring. They always supply us with encouragment and play a vital role in our lives. We appreciate all of the wonderful things they do for us as a site. We can’t forget Mr. Plemons and his Administration staff as well. Thank you! This was a well deserved appreciation presentation.
Dream Casting is a great gift and talent. I stood with my children from Crooked Oak Middle School as they began to dream for themselves. Together we walked college campus of Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma City Community College, listened to instructors, took pictures, prayed in chapels and dreamed out loud. I was so proud to stand on the corners of dreams. Each generation must work to ensure the next generation feels loved, that they feel needed and to show them their lives matter.
Crooked Oak students had a chance to walk college campuses and place themselves solidly in the future they envision. As a Career Counselor my job is to show the pathways to success, give the keys to wisdom, plant the seeds of hope and shine the light of inspiration. I felt like a proud parent to 63 young leaders. I don’t see my children as others see them; I see them in the light of potential. I see youth not as they are, but as they could be. Each student is born and destined for greatness. I honestly believe this. When I encounter difficult children I look past the attitude and search for the unsaid pain, hurt and sadness. If you are able to see all the unsaid things then you are able to see a child that desires love, acceptance and for someone to believe in them.
So when you see the generic viagra price future do not judge them so harshly because you have no idea how much courage it takes for this generation to rise above and become someone special.
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I live in an inspired world. Filling lives with hope and planting seeds of wonderful dreams. The people I encounter are just as I see them but less of what they see. Cultivating others is what I enjoy. Taking something from good to great is a challenge. I desire to search the person for the pearls we each posses and help others understand their value.
Every day my life is changed when I encounter all the beauty my students radiate. I don’t see the negative labels others place on them. I simply see what is beneath the surface and I desire to go deep sea diving in their worlds and bring them to life.
By: Ms C.
Bright, colorful, alive
The past does not define you
The present is your gift
Destined for greatness
Only deterred by poor decisions
Your path is yours to walk
Stopping often to enjoy the beauty around you
The future genius
The future parent
The next great thing
If only you can imagine
The career you choose
The specialness you posses
The world needs you to survive
The world needs your unique gifts and talents
Your present welcomes you
Your past releases you
Your future awaits you
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Student Observation…Notes from a Test Proctor.
21 students, colors of the rainbow sat in shades of brown, beige, chocolate and latte to name a few. Boys rocked Star studded haircuts. Girls still innocent with pony tails, headbands and hair bows. Kids had blow pops to calm their nerves as they watched the clock and time run away. School colors of maroon, pink and khaki adorned the room.
Pencils in hand. Writing in brilliant shades of gray. Pushing the lead in pencils to lead to future success. We must PASS is the secret chant. Diversity in full effect children ranged from short to tall. Speaking fluent Spanish and English. Male and female genius tucked quietly in the backpacks laced with smiles. Eyes, brains, hands working in one accord. Following directions to lead them on their individual benchmarks of greatness. I sat at Crooked Oak and become a Ruff Nek for a season.
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Happy Spring Break!! This is a great week to take time for my favorite things that start with “R”=> restore, renew, rest and revamp. For the “Super Nerds” like me, I desire to create opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. So this week is no different. I do plan to frolic and enjoy this lovely week but I enjoy what I do so much that I had to find a way to continue to motivate students.
So I am reviewing a great DVD titled:
The Motivation Breakthrough, Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child by Richard Lavoie.
This DVD focuses on helping educators better understand how to motivate the “forgotten” student who is constantly lost and bored in the traditional arena of education. Students learning styles and modes of understanding are varied and their style of learning is different, and this child must be reached!
As a Career Specialist I desire to constantly evolve and work dilegently to reach this “forgotten” student. I can never be satisified with what I know but I must work to evolve just as my students evolve. Being a natural life-long learner allows me to stay rooted, interested and curious in the world around me and I hope to plant this same seed.
So for now I am going to take some time and explore my “forgotten” student. Living inspired is what I encourage everyone to do. So this week take some time and slow down to enjoy everything around you. Try something that peeks your curiosity and have some fun being yourself. Life is a celebration!
Quote for the week:
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Pictures are one of the oldest forms of communication and can be found around the world dating back thousands of years. They allow us to understand and interpret the visual images across all language barriers.
Pictionary is a game played using pictures to discribe a person, place or thing. In reality the pictures we paint to explain the world around us may not be what they seem or perfect. The path to our destiny are littered with pictures that may lead in all directions.
Students at Crooked Oak Middle School played a game of “Pictonary” where they were asked to draw pictures of careers and discuss future salary, demand and personal interest. Students were able to understand that their perception of careers may not be perfect but were able to interpret what they knew or thought of careers they were interested in.
Knowledge and understanding is the basis of strong decision making abilities. Students must understand they have the power to create bridges to success or bridges to failure. Education serves as one tool out of poverty but mindset plays the strongest role in starting the journey to a full life. I encourage students to open their minds to the endless possibilities of who they want to become and create the bridges to take them there.
Youth play such a vital role in understanding the future dynamics of any society. Being in the classroom in “living color” allows me to better understand the gap in student perceptions of reality and their illusions. I work hard to bridge the gap between perception and action for all students to accomplish their goals.
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“Be convicted enough to be committed to change the world starting with yourself.”