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1 week ago
Ms. Vanessa

Critical thinking is the core of most learning opportunities. As educators, we need to motivate students to learn and bring solutions to the table instead of regurgitating memorized information.
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So how do we do this❓
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First and foremost, relationship. The student-teacher relationship sets the foundation for all learning. The better the relationship, the more students want to answer questions, listen to others, and be involved.
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Sometimes even when a positive relationship exists, we still lose students' motivation. So we must
recognize what motivates a student as an individual. But, how do we decipher what motives a student? Sometimes it is just luck; other times, we need to appreciate or discover what a student truly values.
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As teachers, we need to set clear and consistent expectations before learning can occur; this sets the classroom up for organized learning, though mine tends to be more of organized chaos it creates safe boundaries that students will come to rely on. Once students understand, the rest falls into place, and students will generally take ownership in learning.
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Inspire: The best teachers are also excellent actors and storytellers; we must first inspire to engage.
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Hugs & High 5’s Ms. V 🌼
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Critical thinking is the core of most learning opportunities. As educators, we need to motivate students to learn and bring solutions to the table instead of regurgitating memorized information. 
. . 
So how do we do this❓ 
. . 
First and foremost, relationship. The student-teacher relationship sets the foundation for all learning. The better the relationship, the more students want to answer questions, listen to others, and be involved.
. . 
Sometimes even when a positive relationship exists, we still lose students motivation. So we must 
recognize what motivates a student as an individual. But, how do we decipher what motives a student? Sometimes it is just luck; other times, we need to appreciate or discover what a student truly values.
. . 
As teachers, we need to set clear and consistent expectations before learning can occur; this sets the classroom up for organized learning, though mine tends to be more of organized chaos it creates safe boundaries that students will come to rely on. Once students understand, the rest falls into place, and students will generally take ownership in learning. 
. . 
Inspire: The best teachers are also excellent actors and storytellers; we must first inspire to engage. 
. . 
Hugs & High 5’s Ms. V 🌼
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.  #criticalthinking #education #thinkforyourself #think #inspire #earthisflat #msv #globalteaching #love #truth #msvanessa #thinking #freethinker #coronavirus #flatearth #openyoureyes #dream #creativity #freedom #problemsolving #psychology #learning #wakeup #mentalhealth #lifeskills #science #empathy #peace #expectations #learnthroughplay
1 month ago
Ms. Vanessa

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2 months ago
Ms. Vanessa

Children are asked growing up, "what do you want to be when you grow up." I vividly recall my answer to that question. Of course, the first person was always Wonder Woman, but the second person I wanted to be was Mrs. Fred Rogers, but why? Simply because he cared. "This is what I give. I give an expression of care every day to each child, to help him realize that he is unique…" and I believe that was the beginning of my own educational philosophy. ⭐️ ... See MoreSee Less

Children are asked growing up, what do you want to be when you grow up.  I vividly recall my answer to that question. Of course, the first person was always Wonder Woman, but the second person I wanted to be was Mrs. Fred Rogers, but why? Simply because he cared.  This is what I give. I give an expression of care every day to each child, to help him realize that he is unique… and I believe that was the beginning of my own educational philosophy. ⭐️
8 months ago
Ms. Vanessa

Children can be overwhelmed after school. They need time to decompress. So give them a few minutes and allow them to tell you about their day before asking 100 questions. Sometimes when we are quiet they open up.
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⁉️However, if you want to ask questions here are a few opened questions that may open a few new doors! ⁉️
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1️⃣ Was anyone kind to you today?
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2️⃣ Were you kind to anyone today?
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3️⃣ What was your favorite part today?
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4️⃣ What was your least favorite part of today?
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5️⃣ If you could change something that happened today what would it be?
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All these questions can be followed up with...
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✅Why?
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✅ Tell me more?
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✅How do you think they felt?
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#parentingtips #overwhelmed #momgoals #mom #msvanessa #afterschool #school #education #parenting #questions
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Children can be overwhelmed after school. They need time to decompress. So give them a few minutes and allow them to tell you about their day before asking 100 questions. Sometimes when we are quiet they open up. 
.
⁉️However, if you want to ask questions here are a few opened questions that may open a few new doors! ⁉️
.
1️⃣ Was anyone kind to you today?
.
2️⃣ Were you kind to anyone today? 
.
3️⃣ What was your favorite part today?
.
4️⃣ What was your least favorite part of today? 
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5️⃣ If you could change something that happened today what would it be? 
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All these questions can be followed up with...
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✅Why? 
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✅ Tell me more? 
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✅How do you think they felt? 
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#parentingtips #overwhelmed #momgoals #mom #msvanessa #afterschool #school #education #parenting #questions
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Vanessa’s Personal Philosophy

To have fun! I don’t want to be a grown up, adults have forgotten that learning is fun! Learning is exploring, making mud pies, walking barefoot, getting dirty and best of all asking: what if…?

A child’s imagination is our future!

About Ms. Vanessa

Vanessa a dedicated and motivated educator with more than 25 years of experience in multi-cultural populations with expertise in early childhood education (ECE), communication and staff development. She has inspired children, parents, and her staff with her values of teamwork, commitment, creativity, self-confidence, determination, and the ability to achieve goals. She has presented to audiences around the world on the importance of how to teach children. She is the vision and creative drive behind the company and its ever increasing curriculum.

She is an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and she continues to further her education by keeping abreast of new studies and research in the ECE Field. Vanessa is a certified Trainer for Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP).

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