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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Not Teach for America. We are teachers for life

These are my Monday/Wednesday teachers they will provide 25,000 dollars of free tutoring to struggling readers and writers from 1/30 to the first week of May. These are my heroes. They are taking the path I took many years ago, and that inspires me. Dr. Valerie's Tuesday/Thursday teachers will provide 25,000 dollars of free tutoring as well.
Next Monday our Spring Reading Program for children begins again at our CCSU Literacy Center. We have been preparing for the children for two weeks. We have called our parents saying salutations we are your child's new teacher this spring semester. We are excited and we are ready. We have written our own Literacy Center Standards that put empathy, love, hope, and humanity at the heart of what we do.
We are already certified teachers working in public schools. We have prepared for this practicum for two years. We are not some fly by Teach For America 5 weeks and we are ready program. We are America's teach for life teachers.
Here are our standards for this spring. Not cut off scores or benchmarks, but something much more meaningful.
CCSU Literacy Center Standards 
1. The Whole Child matters here. 
2. We see the child not the test score
3. Everyone has the ability to learn and grow.
4. Try your best, your best matters here.
5. Challenge your brain. 
6. Everyone is a lifelong learner.
7. Everyone is unique. 
8. Work hard today, and you'll be smarter tomorrow.
9. Teamwork matters here.
10. Never give up, and don't forget to have fun. 
11. Parent voices matter here.
12. Student voices matter here. 
13. No one is alone here.
14. Students are our shinning stars here.

Blessed by teachers,
Jesse The Walking Turner

Sidney Hook said: "Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system."

If you want to listen to the tune this Walking Man listened to this morning its...Judy Domeny Bowen's So you wanna be a teacher >

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