Wednesday, January 15, 2014

{day fifteen} Stand Up for What is Right

Is there someone you want to emulate in 2014?
Who and why?

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I'm sure this will come as no surprise as we all love her wit and honesty, but I want to emulate J-Law in 2014. She wants to fight the image of women in the media, and I totally agree. We should be proud of our bodies. Now, that doesn't mean we should walk around stuffing our faces with fast food and cake every day, of course! Having a healthy self image is what it's all about; let's fight eating disorders and bad self-images together!!

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I'm not a teacher anymore "officially," but I will always have a knack for it so for that I will emulate Nancy Carlsson-Paige. If you don't already know, she is Matt Damon's mom. She was a teacher, and now she is speaking out about how school has just become an evaluation process with no real learning. Teaching is not what it used to be, and after being in the school system for 3.5 years, I will always advocate for learning instead of testing. Education today needs to change. We are doing a disservice to children by putting them face down in books instead of encouraging learning through experience. A test does not show you the full value of a child; they are so much more than a score on a piece of paper.

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  1. I love this post. I had no idea about Matt Damon's mom. And she is exactly right. Kids don't learn because it is fun and an organic process of discovery. They learn how to take state assessments for accreditation. What type of learning is that?

    1. Sadly, it's not learning at all. =[ Something needs to change though, or all we'll be creating is kids who only know how to score well on a test but have no communication skills.