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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

Posted in All About Self Control

Release the Peeves! Teach and Reteach. . .

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers. I believe I’ve said this more than once, but as a teacher; you really can’t have “pet peeves”. That one thing that you just cannot tolerate will end up in your classroom every time. Most time it will show up in several students. It is a common fact that people in our lives are mirrors of ourselves. The people we like, exhibit the characteristics that we like about ourselves. The people we do not like, exhibit the characteristics that we do not like about ourselves. So this week we will focus on how to start releasing our pet peeves.

Step 1: Teach and Reteach When certain behaviors show up in your classroom, in order to not see it again; I stop whatever I’m doing and show the students what I expect. It’s best to do this when you’re not angry 😤. Doing this will save you from a great deal of days where you constantly focus on behavior.

1. Stop whatever you’re doing.

2. Think of ways to teach and Reteach the correct behaviors

3. Take a breath and don’t let the learner’s mistakes make you so angry that you can no longer teach.

4. Make the right choice by realizing that your pet peeve is totally your preference. Your way is not always the right way. You have no right to try and control others. Your job is to let them know of the others ways they can handle certain situations and be there to lead them as they choose.

Every person has to Stop, Think, and Breathe and Make the Right Choice for themselves.

Daily Affirmations: Today is an Awesome day. I choose to feel good about myself. I release the need to control others. I instead choose to love and approve of every part of myself. I am beautifully and wonderfully made. 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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The Self- Corrected Student!

    What if you could just teach, without interruptions from behavior?
    What would your day be like, if you didn’t have to spend unnecessary time with discipline?
    What if you could set your expectations and your students followed them without having a reminder?
    What if your children stopped themselves in the middle of making a mistake and corrected it?
    What if your children offered you advice to help you?

That’s the kind of classroom I want to be in. Where students are busy learning content and not having to be redirected for undesirable behaviors. I want to be in a building where teachers say, I came to school to teach and I will teach! And students say, I came to school to learn and I will learn. We can have children like this. If we train them to be like this.

Daily Affirmations: Today is a wonderful day. I love and approve of myself. All of my changes are wonderful. My classroom or work space is a peaceful haven. I believe that everyone is able to be self corrected. 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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Slow Down or Slow Down

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! The old saying is true. ” If we don’t rest, our bodies will make us rest”! Although I had to had hernia surgery this week, I stand in appreciation of every moment. Being slowed down by surgery is still a lesson learned. I heard someone say the other day that filling our life with activities doesn’t make us successful. Filling our life’s with efficient and effective activities is what makes us successful. Slowing down helps you to see those activities which are effective and efficient versus those that are not. What do you do with the information you gained from slowing down? You slow down.

Slow down inefficient and ineffective activities and turn your total focus to the things you really want to do. The jack of all trades, master of none rarely reaches success. Slow down and master your craft! That’s the lesson I’m taking with me in my slowing down.

Slow Down!

Daily Affirmations: Today is a blessed wonderful day! I am on the right path! My mind is undivided. I love and approve of myself. I feel good. I love my life. I move in perfect health. I move with joy and ease. I listen to my body. 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

Posted in Good Stuff, Just Talkin'

The Gig is Up! Just Say Thank You!

Good Morning Y’all! There’s a song by the Williams Brothers that says, “I’m just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody who can save anybody.” That’s the way we were taught to think in church. “Don’t think more highly of yourself than you ought.” But it doesn’t say put yourself down or be a nobody.But so many people resonate with thinking humility means to put yourself down. When someone sings well and you compliment them, they say “It’s all Him and not me.” I say the gig is up! Just say thank you and go on! It’s good to give thanks unto God but when someone compliments you on what they already know God has given you, it is a slap in the face for you to say “It wasn’t me”. As to say that you don’t know how to use what God has blessed you with. He has to come and take over because you’re not a good steward of your talent. I say, the gig is up! Just say thank you. It’s time to stop putting yourself down and stand in your own power! I will always be SOMEBODY telling everybody about the power within us given by God that can change you and you alone! Change the way you think and believe, you will change your life! Others can only be changed when they change their thinking as well, but that’s not your work. #elevateyourmind

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Learning – It’s A Process!

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful Educators and Friends!! I am super excited about this school year! The children have been awesome! I allow them to be true to who they are and at the same time manage to guide them. They are such free thinkers! LOL! I once heard of a school that allowed the students to complete their work whenever they wanted to and to call the teachers by their first name. When I first heard that I was offended. LOL! “Ain’t no child calling me by my first name. That’s just disrespectful!” However, I now see the value in that teaching style. I’m not ready to be called Kyri at school yet, but I have started relinquishing some control which allows more of the students true self to shine through. I Love every minute of it!

Daily Affirmations: Today is an Amazing Day! I am Vibrant and Energetic! I am glad to be alive! I love the process of learning! I teach with ease! I teach with patience! Teaching is exciting! It’s Fun! It’s Inspiring! It’s Exhilarating! It’s Sensational! It’s Groovy! My students learn with ease and joy! ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM! ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL! ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD! #IBlessMySchoolWithLove