A teacher can be defined, simply, as one who teaches, specifically in a school. Personally, I think a teacher is much more than that. Things aren't always easy when you are growing up, and the people who helped me through a lot of the struggles of my youth were my teachers and educators. Being a teacher, or literally anyone who has any sort of control over a group of youth, can be a trying and difficult job, but as an aspiring instructor, I have found ways around these obstacles and I know that what's worth the prize is always worth the fight. There are many steps that must be taken in order to allow our youth to succeed and enjoy themselves while doing so. First and foremost, one must be able to keep the children not only entertained but interested in whatever it is that they're doing. While this may vary in age groups, children are easily persuaded, and if they don't think it's "cool," then they are not going to want to be involved. Second, you must be able to make the kids feel comfortable around you. Once they feel comfortable with you, they will be more willing to open up to you. This will enable them to let you know when they're struggling, what they're struggling with, ask questions, and even initiate a more active form of learning. Children need to know that they are cared about in order for them to allow themselves to become invested in anything. Next, keeping professionalism in mind, one must be able to have fun with their students. After all, they do learn from you. They watch, and they listen, and they copy. If a group of students see their instructor feeling miserable in a classroom, they are likely going to feel the same way, because that's just how they believe they are supposed to feel. They need to be able to see that the teacher needs the students just as much as the students need their teacher. Being a teacher means so many things. Teaches are responsible for helping students realize that they are more than just students; that they have worth, and that their lives, opinions and voices matter. Teachers are intended to provide students with personal experience and real world examples. Teachers should be someone for students to confide in, and encourage them to be their best versions of themselves. It is a teacher's job to show their students that their futures are worth something, and that it is crucial that they put in the time and effort necessary to achieve their goals, because they can do it- but not without the aid of a teacher. Though these obstacles may seem a bit demanding, I fight through them for a number of reasons. I do it for individuals that I have witnessed developing at a reduced rate because they did not experience that sort of involvement in the classroom.I do it for all the times that I was struggling and I wish I had someone there to help me. I do it for the a brighter tomorrow. I do it for my future as a teacher. I do it for the kids.
Christmas is so close, yet so far away. But what better way to spread Christmas cheer than singing loud for all to hear?
"The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear."
"You sit on a throne of lies!"
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"We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup."
"I am a cotton-headed piggy-muggins!"
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"Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?"
"I planned out our whole day: First, we'll make snow angels for two hours, and then we'll go ice skating, and then we'll eat a whole roll of Toll-House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we'll snuggle."
"I just like to smile; smiling's my favorite."
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"Son of a nutcracker!"
9. Graphic Design
"You have such a pretty face. You should be on a Christmas card."
"You did it! Congratulations! World's best cup of coffee! Great job, everybody! It's great to be here."
"Does somebody need a hug?"
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"You stink. You smell like beef and cheese. You don't smell like Santa."
"I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly-twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel."
"Have you seen these toilets? They're ginormous!"
"Good news, I saw a dog today."
"I'm sorry I ruined your lives and crammed cookies into the VCR."
"Santa! Oh my God! I know him!"
As cuffing season is quickly approaching it seems like everyone is talking about how much they love or hate the entire concept of relationships. As I got talking to students around campus, I started asking what the best relationship advice they would give for a healthy and successful relationship.
Personally, I was actually surprised by the answered I received, and maybe Syracuse is more than just a booty call school after all.
Keep in mind these answers come from all genders, relationship status', religion, and sexuality.