One of the deeply felt learning that I gained from this program is that we have to know who we are and listen to the critique and suggestions of others. Janice Keyer states that we have to grow and learn who we are
Inc, 2011). I believe in order to be truly honest, we
have to dig deep into our own minds and hearts. We have to acknowledge our
strengths and weakness. Sparks-Derman and Edwards (2010) stated that
“we all need the diverse perspectives and honest feedback of peers to expand
our understanding of ourselves” (p.21). We live in a diverse world and we have
to be knowledgeable of the bias and discriminations that are in this
world. Our knowledge will help us to be
better anti-bias educators.
The second deeply felt learning that I gained from this program is that you have to be passionate and you have to be a leader. The knowledge that I have learned from the courses in this program will serve as guidance for me through my professional career.
The third deeply felt learning that I gained from this program is that respect is the key to success. You have to be respectful toward yourself, colleagues, parents, and most of the children that you serve. Throughout this program each course placed emphasis on respect.
At least one long-term goal is to continue to work on my challenge and achieve the goals that I have listed within my response toward my identified challenge of helping children within my community have access to developmental appropriate materials. I want my challenge to be successful because I know that it will benefit the developmental outcome for young children.
My long term goal is to implement the actions that I have designed toward my goal and work effectively with my Ideal Community of Practice to be successful.
Dr. Davis it was an honor to have taken this final course under your guidance. I will greatly miss your critique and suggestions, as well as your compliments and encouragement to do better. Dr. Davis you were not just a great instructor, but you are a great role model. As I pursue, my career I hope that my students can admire, respect me, the way that I look up to you. You were a great instructor in the building research course and I can say the same about you now. To my colleagues, thank each of you for your support and assistance. I learned a lot from each of you from your blogs and discussion posts and it is one of the reasons why I will miss each of you. We all had a vision about this field and I hope that you all accomplish that vision. You all were very professional and kind in your comments. I know that you all are passionate about the early childhood field; therefore I know each of you will make a remarkable impression in this field. I wish you all great success as you journey into your new career paths or excel in your previous jobs.
“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it”
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
Carl W. Buechner
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
“A skillful man reads his dreams for self-knowledge, yet not the details but the quality.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tamieka Kaho Logan (I was married on November 09, 2011)