Saturday, October 19, 2013

Time Well Spent

Three deeply felt learning’s from this program:

1.)    I have learned what impact teachers can truly make on the lives of children and families. I have learned that teachers have their challenging days, just as everyone else but that the job of a teacher is rewarding and can be a lot of hard work but fun too.

2.)    I have learned that it’s important to always keep up to date with new information/knowledge/statistics about children, schools, child development, etc. It’s important to always do research and find out the latest information on the important topics so you can stay up to date; that’s part of being an effective teacher.

3.)    I have learned how important it is to be an effective communicator. In order to be an effective teacher, you must be willing and know how to communicate effectively because communication is a huge part of every teacher’s career. We must know how to socialize and work with parents and know how to speak to them so there are no misunderstandings.

One long term goal:

1.)    My long-term goal is to become familiar with new state regulations, legislation, laws, etc to effectively maintain compliance with federal and state regulations.

Farewell message to my Instructor:

Dr Teri: You have been a wonderful instructor, always willing to help and answer questions as needed. You have contributed to my knowledge and learning over the last eight weeks and I have truly enjoyed being in your class. I want to express my gratitude for your dedication and passion in what you do. You have encouraged me to want to work towards all my goals and dreams and I’m really looking forward to my future. Thank you for everything and best of luck with your endeavors. 

Farewell message to my Colleagues:

Hello fellow classmates and friends! I just wanted to take a few minutes to let you know how much I have learned from each of you. I appreciate those who have taken the time to read my discussions, blog posts, and commented. It really means a lot! I’m SO excited to be at the finish line and to take a giant leap towards my career as a future teacher. All of you have helped me get here and thank you so much for that!


My Contact Information:
Stacy Perry

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Jobs/Roles in the ECE Community: Internationally

International Bullying Prevention Association 
"The mission of the International Bullying Prevention Association is to support and enhance quality research based bullying prevention principles and best practices in order to achieve a safe school climate, healthy work environment, good citizenship and civic responsibility." (2013)
The website did not have any links, resources, or information regarding job opportunities but if I worked for the Association I would want to be a sponsor and help in anyway that I could. I would also attend as many Webinars as often as I could.
The skills and experience that I would need to competently fulfill each of these roles is to be reliable, good with people, good communication skills, like to travel, and must be willing to learn.

Violence Prevention Works! Safer Schools, Safer Communities.
Home of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.
The website for this program has a lot of useful and helpful information on it for children and parents. It has many links such as:  Recognizing Bullying, Warning signs of bullying, Impact of Bullying, and it offers bullying prevention resources. 

The website/program does not offer job opportunities on the website but it would be neat to maybe work in the funding department or even the professional education department helping children and possibly offering them therapy (For children who have been bullied.)

The skills and experience that I would need to competently fulfill each of these roles is to: Be open minded, have effective communication skills, be good with money, be honest, and love helping others. I must also be educated.

I love this program because it really promotes people helping people and people all around getting involved. It offers a support plan, talks about the widespread problem.  There are ways to help but like the other websites above, it does not list job opportunities available. I'd like to help with the campaign part of this program, possibly go to schools and be a motivational speaker.

The skills and experience I would need to competently fulfull each of those roles is be educated on bullying, the affects it has on children and families, be willing to travel, communicate well, and want to make a difference.

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Plan, learn without fear. (2013). Retrieved from
Bullying is a serious issue . (2013). Retrieved from