Friday, April 23, 2010

Philadelphia Ujima Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week 2010!

National Teacher Appreciation Week which last from the 3rd till the 7th, is the week in which you can show your gratitude to the special teachers in your life. Celebrate those that imparted their invaluable knowledge over the years. The truth is that we are ALL teachers and we are ALL learners. And when it comes to health and wellness, it doesn't get much clearer. Our role as teachers and learners are very clear and concrete.

1. All of us are DISPENSER OF KNOWLEDGE. We should be telling, teaching, disseminating information as it relates to health and wellness to our friends, family, and community. Knowledge is truly power and without it, we can't begin to change ourselves.

2. we are all ROLE MODELS. When it comes to nutrition and fitness, we should be remodeling the healthy behaviors that we preach. Mom can't tell her kids to eat healthy, when she not doing it herself. We can't just talk the talk, we must walk the walk.

3. LISTENING. This is one of the most important skills that we can have. Listening is crucial for understanding where people are at and what they know. By listening, we can provide very effective support structures to guide and help people achieve their health goals.

4. EMPOWERMENT. We must empower each other with the skills, resources, and knowledge to needed to improve health. Each of us have the power to inspire, motivate, and encourage others to take control of their health.

As you celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week, remember that you don't have to be formally employed as a teacher to impart knowledge and make a difference in someones life.

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