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Want to become a teacher?

I just completed my last class for my master’s degree program.  I am so relieved.

So I was thinking a lot of what kind of advice I would give to a wanna-be teacher…First, is to volunteer at an organization that allows you to be with children such as a school or children’s hospital.  Another option that I took was to become a teacher’s assistant.

One can be a teacher’s assistant at a public school where there are benefits such as obtaining degrees so check out the Department of Education for such program. I was a teacher’s assistant at private and non-profits schools which I eventually enrolled for the Teaching Fellows program in NYC.

I would suggest other programs that could be more beneficial, such as:

I truly believe that elements of philosophy and theology helps the child in terms of behavior, morality, biblical advice as well as understanding the meaning of life.

I hope this helps.  If you have any questions, let me know.

Pax,

Lupe

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Body and Mind, Mother’s Day

We live in a world full of many gadgets and technology.  Have you ever taken the time to put these things away, in order, to read a book or exercise outside.

I started noticing that many of my time is either looking at pinterest, youtube or other blogs. Not to say that there is anything wrong with these, but all things most be kept in moderation.

I tend to do nature walk every weekend. I feel that it rests my mind and body.  It is also has a spritiual/religious element to it by being reminded of what God has created.  How good and beautiful the things that He has created?

I think another thing we forget is exercising the mind.  I was watching this youtube video from Hillsdale College (probably one of the best colleges that teaches truth along with reason), and I couldn’t help myself but how I should read more books for my mind’s sake.

Another thing that has inspired me was Pope John Paul II. Did you know that every morning, John Paul II would read the news in every language that he knew.

Check out this video on the importance of reading in order to excerise the mind:

 

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Lovely Vacation, Books I Miss

I am having a fantastic time during my vacation and planning some projects in the works.  I am utterly grateful that I have this time off to contemplate about my journey so far.  I have to say I miss the children especially reading books and singing songs to them.  I made a list of some of books that I read as a little child and also books that I have read at work.

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Books:  The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? From Head to Toe

Authors: Bill Martin and Eric Carle

This is a classical book collection to have for early childhood and young children.  The illustration and words goes hand in hand for cognitive thinking and one can do plenty of activities on these books to enhance learning.

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 Books: Llama Llama Red Pajama. Llama Llama Mad at Mama.

Author: Anna Dewdery

I read this at work to a child and couldn’t help but love the play of words.  The rhyme was impeccable.  Another reason I loved this book is because the llama is a symbol of Peruvian culture.

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  Books: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. The Cat in the Hat. Green Eggs and Ham

Author: Dr. Seuss

This is another classical collection.  I remember as a child reading Dr. Seuss books and thinking how crazy and fun his world is.  His books bring a lot of creativity and imagination to one’s world.

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 Books: Pete the Cat, I love my White Shoes.  Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons

Authors: James Dean and Eric Litwin

I encountered Pete the Cat when I started working at the early intervention program.  Many lead teachers play the CD-ROM while flipping the pages of the book.  It has a catchy beat and many children enjoy dancing to the songs.

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Book: The Beginner’s Bible

Authors: Karyn Henley and Dennas Davis

This is my favorite book when I was a little child.  I remember my father reading this book to me at nighttime. This is definitely a great book that demonstrates sin, redemption, faith and the wonders/awe of God’s works.

***Have a great time reading!