Watching a big smile light up a child’s face or that thumbs-up sign used by kids to show they had accomplished success always warmed my heart. I felt just like that kid. We had accomplished something great!
I am not in a classroom now but I still have the desire to give other kids that heartwarming feeling of success. I hope to help teachers, parents, and kids reach their academic goals by making some of my original and most successful techniques available to you.
The materials were developed throughout my teaching career and were inspired by my love for:
As a mother raising my two children in the 70’s, I woke them up every morning for school, sat on their beds, and had them repeat the phrase, “I can do all things”, over and over again.
As an elementary school teacher, I taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 50 years. I taught in the inner cities of Los Angeles, where many of my students were faced with various challenges. I constantly encouraged and inspired them to keep trying, to never give up, and to always believe in themselves.
The words, “I can’t” were never allowed at home or in the classroom. Throughout my teaching career, I created original songs, skits, rhymes, and plays teaching basic skills, while still focused on building self-esteem in young children. With my “can do” approach to teaching, I won awards such as Teacher of the Year and nominated for Outstanding Teacher of America for my creative materials. The words, “I can” were the focal point of my teaching to every student as well as to my own two children.
Yes Siree was just one of the many songs I created to reinforce to my students that they can become what they want to be...if they keep trying and never give up.
With this mindset, children from even the most challenging environments were able to realize their dreams. The more we instill these positive values into children, starting from the early years, the better their chances of having a bright future.
From the age of 2, my son started watching ABC’s with Bingzy Bee video. My son was hooked from day 1. The melody, the sound, and the cuteness all together held his attention as he wanted me to play it over and over again.“
My four-year-old granddaughter watched and listened attentively, when asked what she had learned she said, "To keep trying, to keep trying".“