Each “child is a unique blend of talents, personality, and ingredients nowhere else to be found.” (Greenwald, as cited by Braun, 2008) This is the belief I hold that resides in the very core of my being and resonates throughout. This is why I do what I do.
Because I believe that each child possesses his or her own unique blend of genius, I feel that to be an effective educator and honour the calling that has been presented to me, I have a responsibility to never stop using an assortment of professional resources; I have a responsibility to engage myself in collegial sharing; and I have a responsibility to orchestrate opportunities to emerge and continue along the path of professional development that has melded into my entire way of being. For this I am truly grateful.
The following is a link that I encourage all to visit. I am grateful to Sydney for being one of my educational mentors. Please peruse her site - http://www.eceteacher.org/
Greenwald, R. as cited by Braun, E., 2008, Retrieved from http://www.raisingsmallsouls.com/meet-ellen-c-braun/
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Many of us know that there are school-valued intelligences. A child who exhibits a primary learning preference for linguistic or logical/mathematical type activities, tends to do well in school. But does this play a role in how a child views his or her overall intelligence? How does a child who is a natural learner or a tactile learner, who does not seem to fit inside this box we call school, estimate her or his intelligence? I invite you to join me in this discussion.