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I am a long term passionate and dedicated educator who speaks from the heart for diversity of all students. The question that ponders my heart is why hasn’t the reality of education reform - ever addressed the physical abuse of licensed educators who are without representation? Most legal firms will not offer any assistance, only excuses. Education is a high profiled national issue in our country! High profiled celebrities, corporate america, religious leaders, military leaders, human service entrepreneurs and everyday citizens are held accountable WHILE the physical abuse and psychological demeanor of teachers continues to go ignored and void? Sometimes, it seems that the game changer’s ultimate -responsibility is to maintain workplace silence among staff members, especially the ones with higher stake interest and to h___ with those teachers of less corporate influences. It would also be interesting to explore the diverse percentage of exploded victim educators : Black & Brown vs non color - for male vs female.
The rallying voice is always TEST SCORES! How can teachers teach in a hostile environment when license is threaten for any type of resistance? How can educators teach children to experience educational success when the learning environment is hostile, dangerous and insecure? Formal educational institutions do not prepare teachers for this type of certification. Many times a great administrator is assumed to be one who demonstrates the greatest manipulative skills and silence staff for $$$$ rewards . I cannot understand why bystander colleagues and team members will remain bias and knowingly TURN their heads to allow fellow colleagues to sacrificially stand alone / terminated?
When Genuine - Education Reform - is initiated, our educational system will progress. Parents, students, teachers,administrators,and community leaders will joyfully link arms & hands for the cause of EDUCATION and therefore experience lifelong success with integrity ! Sounds familiar? ..... lEAN ON ME!
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My heart goes out to the single and divorced working parents. I truly understand the financial and schedule challenges for educating our children. One of the least discussed topics for future parenting is "proactive - parenting training and interventions for early parenting vs. career and academic preparation. Life doesn't give us guarantees - even for the best planned strategy. What I do know is we should sound the alarm loud and clear to teens and young adults of the realistic challenges parents face on a daily base for parenting and careers. Many parents have had to prioritize their parental obligations vs. careers until the child older years - often with great financial sacrifices, but well worth the investment. Parenting is both sacrificial and rewarding. TIMING IS KEY!
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Consquences of Unfulfilled Needs
- Want - An optional desire. No danger for existing if left unfulfilled. Emotional disappointment.
- Need - Devastating consequences if not met. All humans will seeks other options to fulfill void.
5 - Researched Levels of "Human Needs" According to Abraham Maslow
Hierarchy of Need.
- Level One - Physiological Care : Food , Shelter, Diet, Bed rest, Clothing,
Health related issues
- Level Two – Safety: Respect, Discipline, Social Laws – rewards & consequences, Safe Home & School Environment, Bulling.
- Level Three- Social: Inclusion for home and school, Love, Respect, Accountability.
- Level Four-Esteem: Self worth, Praise & Encouragement, Positive Self Esteem, Physical Support.
- Level Five- Self Fulfillment / Actualization -Personal
Achievement: Realizing personal potential.
If these NEEDS are not met, the child or individual will seek comfort from any other available source.
SCHOOL READINESS for PARENTS & CHILDREN, K-12
Level One - Physiological
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Level Two – Safety
Behavior Expectations for Effective Learning
3: The School Handbook
6: Count Up the Cost – Social Laws
Level Three- Social
Who Am I?
Homework, a Family Effort.
7: Parents: The Parents the Primary Career Coach
Level Five- Self Fulfillment / Actualization
Leadership in Action, Graduation
School Readiness ISBN # 978-0-615-54346-8
and Ingram Book
Teachers & COOL DADS
· learning & Teaching Styles
· Compassion / Passion
· Communication / Availability
Many students are excited about planning their careers
and enrolIing in classes for that pathway. Students become very frustrated when forced
to take classes “they feel” do not connect with their goals and become less motivated for applying themselves. Parents can be very
instrumental in supervising students schedule and/or providing enrichment
opportunities for connecting that professional area. If parents ignore this issue and allow it to
remain un-addressed, then classroom discipline, class participation, and delinquent
assignments may escalate.
Parents must be able to identify the learning style of each
child. Children, parents, and teachers learn and study differently. Once the learning style has been established, parents
will understand how to guide children in their studies and how to effectively prepare
for test. School Readiness
All Students are very sensitive to the integrity and passion
level of their teacher(s). Many students behave differently in the
presence of authorities and parents; however, the students’ morals are reflected
in he/she daily observations. FAIRNESS
and HONESTY will build or destroy any school environment! Students may not always admit it, but they
expect to be held accountable for their actions with unconditional love, fairness,
After over twenty-five years ago, my son recently met one of my
former students at his work place. When
my former student realized that my son was his teacher’s son, he said: “She was hard, but she was fair.” I guess you would have to be an educator to understand the sentiments of that
statement. I smiled with a warm feeling inside.
Whatever discrepancies a student my experience,
unconditional love - accountability and inclusion will motivate them to success. As you can see, a school day
may include many obstacles, but TEAM work is the key! Parents, educators, and students must
work as “Genuine Partners” to address all academic, behavior, and physical
needs of the students.
READ MORE in “School
Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12.”
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HUMILITY + INTEGRITY = Phenomenon Character!
Many children have been raised to feel that certain public
accomplishments are the ultimate fulfillment of life; especially those of
public acclamation. Later in life, you
will realize that your most valuable and productive moments were those of an
average day with friends and relatives whose talents and accomplishment were yet
processing. God has a way of equalizing insecurities
(false security) so that our focus return and remain in him, with a heart of
humility toward our fellowman. Humility
and Integrity is the greatest showcase of genuine THANKSGIVING; our truest form
of Godly Worship. We should never become
mislead by friends in our society and assume their expectations for judging “the
assumed” short comings of others. God and education should polish our behavior
for the journey of un- expectancy and the people we meet. Parents, guardians, and mentors share these
expectations. At the end of the day, as
we face life most critical crisis, we will remember that it was the love, friends,
and kind words that we cherish most.”
The fall is not as great when we are on our knees.
HUMILITY + INTEGRITY = Phenomenon Character!
. . . . Don't Call Me !
Alarming Words That Demand Critical Intervention
Some time parenting can be very stressful. Not necessarily the child, but maybe circumstances within a given day. It is obvious when parents have exhausted all areas of remediation. Many times, all parents need to say is please help me and be willing to receive the level of help that is necessary to create the desired results.
Children, I mean those eighteen year and under can be very challenging at times. Educators and other youth leaders and administrator are committed for the long hall to advocate assistance and provide academic and behavioral intervention to parents for his/her students. Parents should stay in the game and never give up! When you withdraw your support and say: "Don't Call Me" and willfully .... not attend meetings and appointments , it creates fear for maintaining a safe environment.
Parent Involvement is not an option, IT'S CRITICAL for successful students.
"School Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12"
Guidance | Confidence | Positive - Results | Peace of Mind | Student Achievement | Inclusion |Results
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“School Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12”
What was the greatest challenge for you and your student last school year?
What Fears do you have for the forth coming school year?
Remember: The teachers are your friends, let them help.
Believe it or not, no matter how wonderful and effective the presenter’s message and activities may be a great number of adults / parents may be offended just by personal feelings of rejection “not being a good parent.” I remember back in the days when I heard many parents admitted in front of their children, their inadequacies and lack of opportunity as a child for not getting a good education. Many things they didn’t learn; therefore would readily correct and demand diligence from their children for a better life. Very few people are admitting any inadequacy in today’s society. Most of the reading materials are not written in a format that holds the attention of the parents who need it most, and a quick read. It is impossible to relate to a parent or anyone who feels offended or inadequate. Therefore, the approach must be “relationship focused” more so than teaching focused, or "telling focused." Environment and facilitator / teacher are “key” for a successful parenting program. Local church facilities could be an awesome location for familiarity, coupled with a “professional - humanitarian facilitator. “ All parent reading materials should be simple and loving in language and relevant to their everyday challenges and experiences. Most of the time, the information that is given to the parent who needs it most, language is “over their head” and does not connect. That could be why certain “unprofitable – non classroom connecting - written materials” are read more frequently. Most youth and adults are reading, question is: What are they reading? My experience has been that approach is a very valuable resource for effective parenting. Like the children, once a relationship has been earned, learning and advancement occurs for the entire family. I strongly suggest (1) Availability of selective short, to the point, real life reading materials (2) Series of short “follow up” relating FREE speaker’s topics / films - with ending refreshment & fellowship (3) Give parents options for continued communication. (4) Teacher / staff do general “How are you doing?” How can I assist you type follow up calls – Customer service. Most importantly - respect the scheduling and time of the parents when planning such events. Always start on time and end on time, regardless of the number in attendance. Read more in “School Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12 www.resolved-2010.com
Chapter by chapter guidance is crucial for adults understanding the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of children, regardless of their ages. All humans have the same needs. It is urgent that parents and caregivers are able to differentiate needs vs. wants and understand the consequences for not meeting a human’s needs. School Readiness for Parents & children, K-12 gives chapter by chapter, school life- answers according to Child Psychologist - Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
LifeLONG Benefits: School Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12
Peace of Mind |Student Achievement | Confidence |Solutions | Results
Level One - Physical care of children: Diet, Bed rest, Clothing – dress code &essentials, Health issues and medication guidelines.
Chapter 1: Home Is Where the Heart Is
Level Two – Social-Safety: Etiquettes, Respect, Discipline, Social Laws – rewards & consequences
Chapter 2: Behavior Expectations for Effective Learning
Chapter 3: The School Handbook
Chapter 6: Count Up the Cost – Social Laws
Level Three-Emotional: Low self esteem, Positive self esteem, Needing to Fit In, Needs vs.Wants
Chapter4: Handbook Scenario
Chapter 5: Who Am I?
Level Four-Intellectual: Parenting, Mentor, Career planning, Networking
Chapter 3: Homework, a Family Effort.
Chapter 7: Parents: The Parents the Primary Career Coach
Level Five- Self Actualization -Personal Achievement: Realizing personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences. Helping others to achieve self actualization
Chapter 8: Leadership in Action, Graduation