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Mr. Demby’s Top 5 Reasons Teachers Should Stop, Think, and Breathe and Make the Right Choice! LOL!

1. When students are fighting, don’t get between them.

2. When students are acting up in a public setting, don’t confront them in front of everybody.

3. When you teaching on Zoom or at a PD on Zoom next to your bed

4.When kids are being too silly on a Zoom lesson, don’t get mad.

5. When a student says something to make you mad!

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Mr Demby’s Teaching Philosophy!

Teachers. Don’t overlook teachable moments trying to teach! Many times we’re so busy trying to follow the curriculum, that we miss major life shaping lessons. Your teaching should inspire your students, so if they are asking questions; help them find the answers. Even if the question doesn’t pertain to to this particular lesson you’re teaching. If children are excited about something enough to ask about it, go with it. It is my belief that children don’t really learn from what you teach, but from how you teach. Case in point, we were doing a piano lesson in class. We were learning to play D-F-A. One of my students said, “ I wonder how pianos makes sounds”? I instantly took the top off the piano and call the students over and showed them the hammers and mechanisms. Then I allowed them to touch it. They were amazed. That wasn’t the lesson. The lesson came the next time someone had a question about something. “Let’s take it apart and see, just like we did the piano” ! That was the lesson!

Daily Affirmations: Today is an Awe-inspiring Day! I look forward to what every new hour brings. My life is divinely guided and I am always headed in the best direction. Every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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Mr. Demby’s Teacher Tip Rant

Children can tell! Children can tell if you, the teacher, don’t like them. They can tell what you think of them, the moment of your first interaction. Most times, their instincts are not wrong. People always look at me weird because I fuss at my children. Sometimes if you walk by my classroom, you may hear me yelling. However, the majority of my students knew, that I was pulling the best from them. Many of them have come back to me, thanking me because I was the reason they wanted to come to school. I’m one of those teacher that is going to keep it real. I even had a few students that I told. “Look I don’t like you, and you don’t like me but since we have to coexist, let’s make the best of it.” by the end of the year we were a lot closer! Be real with your students, they can tell!

Daily Affirmations: Today is an Amazing Day! I am my authentic self. What others do and feel have nothing to do with me. I am guided by infinite love and I am always headed in the best direction. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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Mr Demby’s Teaching Philosophy

Many people feel like it’s bad to be firm with students. Other teachers tell me, “You can’t yell at kids, it might make them feel bad.” But I yell at them, then talk to them. Sometimes I feel like as adults we have to force kids to do something’s until they are responsible enough to choose for themselves. Just like with brushing you teeth and taking a bath. Our parents have to force us to do it because it’s just the right to do. Then as we get older, they don’t have to tell us because it has become apart of us. Case in point. The first time I made my kids sit quiet and close their eyes and have a meditation moment, they weren’t taking it seriously. So I had to force them to do it and do it right. Now they request the meditation time. So it’s okay to have a “ don’t try me” as you teach. Kids know when you’re trying to help them versus trying to hurt them.

Daily Affirmations: Today is a Marvelous day. I choose to move with joy and ease. Every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow. I love myself. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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Mr. Demby’s Teaching Philosophy

Freedom is given when you’re responsible enough to handle it. Freedom should not be given with age. The saddest classrooms are those 5th grade classes that the teachers treat like 5th graders but they still behave like 3rd graders. Teachers have to learn to only give freedom when it is earned not because of the age of the students. Even sadder, there are some high school students who have been given the total freedom of high school and they still need 5th grade treatment. Note to all teachers…. “ Freedom is given with responsibility, not with age!

Daily Affirmations: Today is a Wonderful day. I choose to move with joy and ease. Life is simple and easy. I love and approve of myself. I am learning and growing more and more everyday. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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Mr Demby’s Teacher Tip Rant!

Parents! It starts at home! Let’s start teaching our children how to behave in public settings. If they’re not ready to be in a public setting, keep them at home and keep practicing. When you’re at a restaurant and people are smiling at you and your screaming child, it’s not out of amusement. It’s out of sheer embarrassment. Let’s teach our children at home!

Daily Affirmations: Today is an Amazing day. I receive all feedback with love. Every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow. I love and approve of myself. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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Mr Demby’s Two Cents

Just ask me a question about teaching, and I’ll tell you the Demby way to do it! I have my own quirky way of handling things in my classroom! I’m going to share it with you!

Daily Affirmations: Today is a fabulous day! I love myself more and more. I am worthy of all the good in the universe. People listen to me. My thinking is sound and solid. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE.#IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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C’est la vie! Not for me! Not Anymore!

I heard a preacher say once that life is Spills, Bills, Ills, Pills, and Wills. He said in life when start out going smooth until we have some spills. The spills cause bills. Because of working so much to pay the bills we get ills. The ills make use take pills. Until we die and leave a Will to give someone else their chance at Spills, Bills, ills, Pills, and Wills! Most people call that the rat race of life. That’s Life… get over it! I say not anymore! Not for me! My thoughts create my reality so, I’m choosing better thoughts! We all can break free by choosing better thoughts!

There’s a scripture that saids that God knows the plans for us already and they are plans to prosper us. Not sure if that’s the exact translation but that’s the one I’m clinking to!

Daily Affirmations: Today is a Wonderful Day. I live in a safe and secure world. I move and live with joy and ease. I love myself. I am loving and lovable. I am opulent. I am blessed and highly favored. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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All the Single Teachers!

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! It’s almost time for school to start back. I heard we’re going to the school year digitally. Here are some tips to help you not get bogged down. Most people who have children or partners get up and do things with them. As a single person it’s easy to get bogged down and just end up staying in bed all day!

Daily Affirmations: Today is a Wonderful day. I take joy in the present moments. I love and approve of myself. I am full of life and energy. I am excited to see what each new hour brings. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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Make Right Choices?

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I just realized that right choices are totally in relation to what you are taught. For some the choice to make somebody hits them, is to hit back. For others, the right choice is to walk away and get help. However, they both could’ve used the method of Stop, Think, and Breathe and Make the Right Choice. There people who feel like the right choice is to steal if it keeps them starving or if they feel like the person they stole from won’t miss it. It’s all relative. It seems every situation has its own right and wrong choices. Maybe should say right and different choices. So I think 🤔 when deciding whether a choice is right or wrong, We should look at the consequences. Which opens a whole set of choices.

I wish could make an app for kids and adults where they could put in their scenario, and the app would give them the best out of 3 choices. Sometimes people need a little push in the right direction.

Daily Affirmations: Today is an Amazing day. I feel great. I’m glad to be alive. My choices lead me to a better life. I am a decisive person. I love who I am. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove