Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Aloha Educators!

I really enjoyed reading chapter 2 in Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs. The words that suck with me through out the week was Vision, Purpose, Philosophy, Cultures, Values, and Community's needs. As an administrator and an educator we have a big responsibility to provide for our students and having a program plan is the first step.

3 years ago I asked myself "why do I want to become a Teacher?" and here are 8 reasons why:

1. I want to inspire children how to be the best that they can be.

2. I want to teach the children how to make their dreams come true.

3. I want to teach the children to respect one another as a human being.

4. I want to teach the children how to love than to hate.

5. I want to teach the children how to over come any types of problems that may occur in their life.

6. I want to teach the children how to communicate with each other through kindness and understanding.

7. I want to teach the children how to make the rights choices in their life.

8. I want to be a teacher to give back to my community.

With these 8 reasons and a program plan, this will help me become a succussful administrator/teacher.


  1. Your posting reflects a true desire to become a teacher of young children. I can see in the words you selected that you sincerely care and what to make a difference in the lives of children you teach. I'm important to think about how these objectives and goals will be reached. Do you think you'll be able to achieve these within the year(s) that you have the children in your care? The program plan that you create will definitely support your efforts to be successful. Even if you make a minor change, know that it will enhance the child's life. In return, it will also enhance yours. Your reasons are an inspiration!

  2. It's almost like we're applying the same goals in our educational and professional careers. After working for my program, I have found some teachers are just there for the paycheck, while for others it is a labor of love. I'm glad that there are people such as yourself who aspire to inspire and provide for young children's growth and learning.

  3. Hi Gary,
    I think you list presents you with a foundation for thinking about teaching, learning, and administering but I wonder about other perspectives might challenge you to think even deeper about practice. For example, how might the Identity chapter (located in the resources section of Laulima) disrupt traditional conceptions of education. Further, how do the theories shared from the Decker text align or further develop your list? In considering some of the articles on current issues in early childhood education, do you find your list has to evolve in order to address the needs of the children of today?


  4. Hello, I really like how you put sincere thought into why you wanted so much to play a role in the lives of young children. They are not always the easiest people to work with and patience is definitely a must but it is one of the most important jobs (if not the most important) out there. Being able to help a child develop life lasting skills and values will help determine what kind of person that child will be as he/she becomes and adult. I am always happy to see that there are educators out there who are truly committed to their jobs and have such a passion for it as well.

  5. hi!

    Keep inspiring to make a difference in the children you work with! It's so nice to see another male, in a women dominated field:) Are you currently working or just taking classes? Have you thought about how you're going to reach these goals?

    Happy Sunday!