Although it's an indescribable time in history it is important for you to have a goal for yourself. Hopefully you have already enrolled into a college, enlisted into the military or found a job, however if not, there is still hope. If you weren't the type who would want to attend college for a long drawn out time frame, and you're still seeking to find your place in the world why not consider enrolling into a trade school?
Click Here: List of Skill & Trade Jobs
A few of the jobs listed include the following but are not limited to...
Computer Programmer, Respiratory Therapist, Aircraft Mechanic, Dental Hygienist, Web Designer, Electrician, Filmmaker, Plumber, Welder
Zoom Party: Send family and friends a Zoom video chat link so they can celebrate your graduation with you in real-time. On the Zoom Chat you can open mailed gifts and talk to them on a live stream. You can go to zoom.com to create an account.
Home Decor: You can decorate or have your family members decorate your yard, porch and inside of your home with balloons, streamers and any other graduation decor of your choice.
Mask Party: Have a Mask On Party (safe party) with a few of your friends at your home.
Parade: Have family and friends to meet up at a location at a certain time to do a drive by parade at your home. They can decorate their car windows with paint that says congratulations graduate and any other notes or messages they want to send to you as they pass by your home, honking their horns and saying congratulations!
We hope you find this post helpful and once again, congrats graduates!
I hope everyone is having a great Mother's Day, below I share some of my mother's advice and popular things she has said to me over the years. Please be advised that some of these things are hilarious lol and some of them are really meant to boost my confidence. Either way, I'm so thankful for my mom. God outdid himself with this woman.
1. Don't worry about what other people are doing.
2. Make sure you anoint your house.
3. Ok so you have to pay your bill next Tuesday, it's only Thursday, Tuesday ain't here yet. Calm down.
4. Well just wait and see what happens before you jump the gun.
5. You and your brother know how to get yourselves into some stuff, I tell you.
6. Don't let no one run over you.
7. You've come too far to turn around now.
8. I didn't raise you to be a quitter.
9. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, I'm not going to have a pity party for you.
10. You and your brother are not about to worry me.
11. It's ok if someone else wins, you can't win all the time.
12. As long as I have, you're gonna always have, so don't worry about money.
13. As long as I owe you, you will never be broke.
14. I love you, I thank God for blessing me with a daughter like you.
Thank you so much for taking time out your day to view the amazing teachers, including myself, that I have highlighted on the site for Teacher Appreciation Week! I hope each of you are staying safe and are enjoying some self-care time.
Here are some fun things about my co-worker and I!
What subject do you teach? I teach High School, English/Language Arts
What do you like most about teaching? I enjoy being able to get young people excited about their future. I like the mentor aspect of teaching more than anything. I like being an ear to listen to those students who are going through things. I like encouraging them that they can and will go further than how their current situation looks, if they continue to stay in school and make good decisions.
What is the most challenging thing about teaching? The most challenging thing is keeping everyone focused during class, I have taught really silly students who might just bust out with a joke in the middle of me teaching lol...but I still love them though.
How do you feel about having to teach remotely from home versus being in the classroom? I feel that online teaching provides a level of focus for some of my students because they're not around their friends to talk in class, while I'm teaching lol. However, I know that some students are more focused in the classroom setting, so teaching online has its advantages and disadvantages.
What advice would you give to an aspiring teacher? Teach because it's something personally, you want to do to help shape the lives of the future business leaders of the world. Know that everyday will not be easy. Know that every student is different and even when you think they're not listening, the seeds that you plant inside them will stay with them forever. When they graduate they will remember the words of wisdom you gave them when they once thought you were tripping, and it will have a positive effect on their decision making process as an adult.
Ms. Beeker is my co-teacher, she teaches with me during one of the 3 classes I teach. She gives me encouragement on those long days and reassures me that tomorrow will be a new day lol. I am appreciative of her and all her amazing teaching experiences that she shares with me. Here's a few quick things about Ms. Beeker.
What subject do you teach? High School/Language Arts
What do you like most about teaching? Flexibility and working with students.
What is the most challenging thing about teaching? There's a great deal to do all the time.
How do you feel about having to teach remotely from home versus being in the classroom? It's been a challenge.
What advice would you give to an aspiring teacher? Go for it!
What subject do you teach? Middle School Science
What do you like most about teaching? I love how each year I’m able to teach scholars a subject I’ve grown to love throughout my 6 years of being a teacher.
What is the most challenging thing about teaching? I taught 5th grade (all subjects first which were Math, Science, Social Studies, & ELA) that was very challenging but I actually loved it. I only had one class and those scholars had grown to be my family as well as their parents! I try to build trust and relationships first with my scholars so that they’re able to open up to me at any given time.
How do you feel about having to teach remotely from home versus being in the classroom? Right now with this pandemic going on, it started off as a bit of a struggle, for not only us teachers but for the scholars and parents as well. But now since I have been doing this for going on two months it is getting better, however it’s not the same as having your scholars in the classroom face to face and being able to touch them, hug them, and have face-to-face conversations. Speaking to them and teaching them over a computer screen or telephone is not the same feeling, I hate to say it. I do miss my scholars and I know every day they state that they miss me, but I know one day we will be back in our classrooms.
What advice would you give to an aspiring teacher? Advice I will give an inspiring teacher will be to don’t give up, it will be a challenge in the beginning but once your first year is over, you will grow to love what you do. We are educators, we are mothers, we are actors, we are here to teach, to lead, & to inspire!
Ms. Smith's Instagram: @dr.smith2022
What subject do you teach? I teach middle grades English/Language Arts
What do you like most about teaching? I like having the potential to help young people enhance their literacy skills. I also enjoy planning and being able to be creative with my lessons.
What is the most challenging thing about teaching? The most challenging thing about teaching is the classroom leadership aspect. When creating norms, procedures, and routines for transitions, group work, independent work, and other things, it can be tough to anticipate what is to come or how a lesson may turn out.
How do you feel about having to teach remotely from home versus being in the classroom? I enjoy being able to teach remotely because it allows me to have more autonomy. I can plan the curriculum that I would like to teach with more freedom. Of course, the content must be based on state standards.
What advice would you give to an aspiring teacher? My advice would be to manage all expectations. Set the bar high, but do not be disappointed if things do not work out the way that you wanted them to. Teaching is all about trial and error. If something does not work well the first time, do the 3 R’s: Reflect on what went wrong and how it can be made better, research new methods of teaching, and re-implement those ideas in a different way.
I'm an East Carolina University alumna. I have experience in journalism, law, radio broadcasting, television production and teaching. My goal is to make a difference in the world through media and motivational speaking.