"To be an excellent teacher means being intentional"- Carol Copple
Today was the first day of my summer intensive program at Chaminade University. We started the program off with a Kava Ceremony. At the ceremony I voiced my intention, which at this present moment is to be guided by spirit in guiding the children back to taking care of the land and opening up their hearts towards compassion for themselves and one another. I wish to learn from these great keiki teachers. As we all work together, I wish to be part of creating world peace. As we sat in the circle the rest of the group voiced out their intentions and we discussed how the circle represented support and how everyone has something to contribute, the circle has no begin nor no end it represents Lokahi (Unity).
During class we discussed assisting all types of learners. Each child is unique and has many talents and different learning abilities. Differentiating activities in a classroom has really fascinated me since I previous worked in a Collaborative Teaching Team in NYC. I found myself thinking "how can I serve?"
Affirmation of the day:
"I am ready to receive, I am open to new beginnings and give gratitude for everything the universe provides"