My name is Nancy Salmeron. I am a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and educator. I have been in education for over a decade. One of my greatest joys as an educator is to build character in students. Because of this I pursued a Master of Arts in Education. My Masters Thesis is in School Wide Positive Behavior (SWPB), which is the study of character development in schools. In teaching such virtues as respect, responsibility, compassion and perseverance, I realized that children become better students and even better human beings. I believe that as students cultivate character they can develop feeling great about themselves. In my opinion one of the downfalls of education is the lack of focus on the physical, emotional, intellectual and social or what is called the Whole Child. Unfortunately our education system priorities academics. I struggle with this view because I saw first hand many of my students lack social I.Q. These students lack virtues such as respect and responsibility. The foundations for a contributing member of our society. In my observations only few had parents taught such virtues and motivated them to aim for the stars! Many of my students were not as lucky.
The reason for this blog is to inspire my readers to have a bigger dream! This blog is for those adults who were never encouraged to be bold and aim for the moon! To those who were unsure of their true calling. To those who played it safe and settled! I hope that my followers get inspired to Believe, you can do anything. To Change, your life in the process and Become the person you were destined to be! Remember we all have special gifts to offer to this wonderful planet. Our special talents are needed to make this world a better place. As Eleanor Roosevelt so appropriately put it. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." So take charge of your future, look deep within your soul and find your true north!
In my commitment with this new journey, I will post my blogs Mondays by 8:00 A.M. Pacific Standard Time. I hope you join me in this journey and most off all I hope to guide you to a more fulfilled life.