May 2014 bring us great health, abundance, success in achieving our life's goals and happiness.
First of all, I want to announce it's now my 19th anniversary of teaching American Sign Language. I'm proud of my accomplishments that took a lot of patience to slowly build my business via mentoring, trial and error, and workshops. I will always continue to educate myself in becoming a better ASL Master Tutor/Mentor/Evaluator. Thank you for allowing me to assist you.
This month I want to talk about our attitude in mastering American Sign Language.
Let's first look up what attitude means in a dictionary: Attitude - noun - manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a
person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the
mind: a negative attitude; group attitudes.
Here is a great list of specific type of attitude - see which ones you often rely on to get through mastering a foreign language.
- Hard Working
Pay attention to what kind of attitude you bring into your daily existence - is it helping you to improve to achieve your goals? Are there some attitude characteristics that you can do without? What attitude seems the most beneficial?
Applying beneficial attitudes with your studies, classroom attendance and working with an ASL Tutor can achieve wonders. Adopting a new healthier attitude can add a breath of fresh air into your stale life. It's up to us to choose and go for it.
This year I plan to adopt a more of a humorous attitude in my teaching.
ASL Master Tutor/Mentor/Evaluator
Q: RaVen became an ASL Tutor by:
1) taking a Career Aptitude Test in MSSD in 1987.
2) a Deaf teacher named Dino who spotted her hidden talents in her 20's.
3) Picking up a library book on becoming a Master Tutor.
4) Took ASL Master Tutor workshops.
I never planned on becoming an ASL Master Tutor - thanks to a talented Deaf teacher at PCC, who spotted my hidden talent - he planted a seed and I've been growing since. He knew I had the patience and that is the most fundamental key to teaching - the best teachers are those who are patient with their students.