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5.  Music Activities help promote and encourage the children’s listening skills, creative expression and social interaction.  When music is used, children are able to explore sound, volume, tempo and rhythm.  (There are many educational concepts taught through music out there that  fit the curriculums of today which produce the rhythm and movements that children need to build Continue Reading

Importance of Listening

The Importance of Listening Children began to listen long before they read, write, or speak.  Some children enter school without ever having listened consciously or been held responsible for listening.   For many children, listening is the most important medium.   Growth in the other skills of communication is always conditioned by the ability to listen.   Listening Continue Reading

    CARING is our fifth ethical core value.   Caring is the heart of ethics and helps you decide what is right or wrong.   However, is it possible to be truly ethical and not have a genuine concern for others?   When we decide with our dilemma choice, can we still hurt those we care Continue Reading

  Responsibility is our third ethical core value.  As you know, life is full of choices and it means being in charge of our choices and in our lives.  It means being accountable for what we do and who we are.  We need to recognize what we do and what we don’t do. We need to grow in Continue Reading

  In summary so far, Trustworthiness as one of the key core ethical values has left us thinking in the past six parts about detecting situations in regards to using honesty with truthfulness, sincerity/non-deception and frankness.  It showed us to be honest in our conduct not allowing using trickery in our thinking behavior.  It helped us Continue Reading

  Had a great time presenting by introducing music to “Math and Science for Children Under Five!  The 4 corners of the room was used to do a simple dance “Move the Circle Round and Round” from Dances for Little People CD.  Check out www.welearnbydoing.com website for a sample of the clip.    

The final part of “trustworthiness is loyalty!  Webster says “it is feeling strong support for someone or something! ”   With leadership groups, we are to be a team working together at the same goals!  It is the same for our schools and our children!  We want to make it our best to have our children ready Continue Reading

It is amazing to know another part of trustworthiness is “reliability.” Reliability is when we make promises or commitments to people and even children that our ethical duties can go beyond legal obligations.  Have you ever promised a child something but never kept it and later that child still remembers that promise?   We certainly want Continue Reading

We are continuing our search of how to make the right decisions to the dilemmas not only in our own lives but when we face the dilemmas of today’s children in our schools.  We already faced two examples about Gary and the Hunt family.  I wonder how you did in solving them?  What was your Continue Reading

In our last segment, we discussed “honesty” as a value a teacher must have.  “She’s a good teacher and she has that special way of teaching!” The first element of “honesty” is truthfulness.  Here is where a fact can become a lie.  When you are being wrong, it is not the same as being a Continue Reading