Here’s something I have been thinking about since a recent podcast episode about being a “learner”, not a speaker of a language.
in this picture, take French as a placeholder for which ever language you want to be speaking.
Can you chat to people in that language?
Can you have some level of conversation?
Do you make errors?
What do you consider yourself a speaker of that language? When somebody asks you, do you feel awkward saying “yes I speak French”. I have been learning French for over 20 years, I can say yes to all three of the questions above. Sometimes I hesitate to say I speak French.
By most people’s standards, this is nuts. The “speaking a language” standard is nuts, it’s completely arbitrary. If you can function in a language and you’re not perfect - if you can speak IN that language...then you speak that language!
Don’t BS around your ability, and that means talking yourself up OR talking yourself down.
So honestly, I speak French.
And I won’t ask you “how many languages do you speak” 😉
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This is the first analogy that clicked in my head when I first learned how to do a proper deadlift🤯. I really hope it’ll make sense to all of you aswell even though I’m not sure.
❌Most people treat the deadlift like a “fishing pole”: -
Where the pole = back,
The fisherman = legs,
And the fish = the weight
When you try to pull the fish with the pole, most of the stress is placed on the pole itself, while the fisherman is basically glued to the ground. If you try to carch a heavy fish, the pole would bend until it’d break. That’s exactly how you develop lower back pain: you try to pull the bar with your back instead of using your legs, aka “doing the fishing pole deadlift”.
✅ On the other hand think about the deadlift as a pulley, where:
The pulley = the back,
The man pulling the rope = your legs- It becomes much safer. The pulley (your back) does NOT move: it’s blocked, it’s fixed. Sure it holds the weight up, but the load is carried and hooked to the rope, which is pulled by the hands (your legs). This serves as an analogy to explain that your back stays tight & firm, your hands are hooked to the weight, while the “pull” is done by your legs. If the weight would be too heavy, you’d end up not being able to “pull the rope”, without breaking it though! You rather not lift the weight than lift it with bad technique.
You need to push those feet through the ground to pull the weight up. -
So, which deadlift do you do? The “fishing pole deadlift” or the “pulley deadlift?” -
🔥TAG a friend who needs to see this! .
Wow, I really need to keep up with my #throwbacks
How many of you know what link crew is? Were any of you a part of this amazing club in school? I was!🙋♀️
For those of you who don’t know what link crew is, this group mentors the freshman class! I was a part of link crew my junior and senior year! (Only upperclassmen can join) To join, I had to go through an application process. Thank goodness I knew all of the link crew teachers so I had a good chance of being accepted! (A bunch of people apply because it looks good on an application, but not everyone gets in😢) •
In my opinion, link crew plays a big role in my high school. We’re assigned to a group of three-four people to teach lessons in our assigned freshman advisory. Throughout the year, we teach lessons about drugs, play get to know you games, fun activities, and help out local organizations. My favorite part of link crew was having close connections with my freshman class. I remember when I was in their shoes. I loved walking down the hall with my link crew leaders and just having a conversation with them! They gave me so much advice and helped me when I was down! That’s why I became one myself. I wanted to be the link crew leader I had my freshman year! •
Before graduation, the senior class has an awards night to recognize the accomplishments of the many seniors. Link crew is one of the accomplishments recognized. I personally feel that link crew has helped me become the person I am today. Especially the future teacher I want to be. #linkcrew#linkcrewleader#elementaryeducationmajor#elementaryteacher#futureelementaryteacher#instagramteachers#teach#futureteacher#wixblog#wixblogger#instagramblogger#instablogger
In 2 weeks I’m online with some awesome friends to talk about the power of collaboration in music education as part of the International Music Education Summit. In 5 weeks I head to the Philippines to connect and collaborate with incredible colleagues and the #Philippines Department of Education.
The best part about this is experiencing the power of collegial support and exchange.
All of that #momhustle paid off! I present to you TWO version of “Where Are You?” - a student tracking system for your classroom. Available in blue and green (or black and white) with icons and multicolor (for all of you rainbow lovers like me) without icons. •
This system worked so well in my class last year! All you need to do is print, cut, laminate and add a magnet to the back. Give each of your students a number (something you probably do anyway for collecting papers) and ask them to move their magnet any time they have to leave your class during instruction! •
Available in my TPT shop now for just $2 each. Link in profile!
2 510 minutes ago
First pool day of the season!
I thrive in the warmth. It’s my love language.
1 1210 minutes ago
Teach kids independent living skills so they develop into conscientiousness adults with less physcial health problems, higher self-esteem, and more money in their pockets.
According to a 2017 Gallup Poll, only 29 percent of teachers surveyed said they received recognition or praise for doing good work during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Our Executive Director, Ann Ruhr Pifer, wrote an op-ed about the teacher appreciation deficit that’s occurring year round. Read why it’s more important to support teachers than ever before: Link in bio.
How about #new#WSJ Brain Games for the #weekend ? https://blogs.wsj.com/puzzle/2019/05/23/wsj-brain-games-28/. More at www.1PuzzleADay.com.
1 129 minutes ago
از جمله قوانین پوشش مدرسین زبان انگلیسی «گروه باران» در مورد آقایان میتوان به استایل رسمی یعنی کتوشلوار برای حضور در کلاس درس اشاره کرد. کت و شلوار تیره و ساده یکی از متداولترین نوع پوشش مورد پسند برای مدرسین آقا است.
The difference between you saying I CAN or I CANNOT do something is honesty.
Being honest with yourself when you say ‘I CANNOT’ that what you actually mean is that you’re not willing to learn how, or spend the time and energy necessary putting the work in to be successful.
TAG SOMEONE 👇🏽 who you believe can achieve more in their life. •
Love this message! I can’t forget to have fun with my own kids too, who will only be little once!
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I have nothing to hide.. and you shouldn’t either..
Doing and starting this work means opening up your classroom doors and sharing. We are all learning together. Don’t be afraid to share the great work that you are doing. The mistakes and problems you run into.
Keep on doing 🙏🏾