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An Amazing Display, Just One Seed.

by judahgirl on January 5, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Plant a Seed, Watch it Grow
One of the greatest challenges I anticipate in being a member of an online learning community is to contain much information in short report. Brevity may be a good thing to use in writing, but it isn’t the easiest thing to perform. Widdicombe, L. (2008, February 25). Say It All in Six Words. SMITH Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2008/02/25/080225ta_talk_widdicombe#ixzz1A5xDdfSs. I can remember, at the young age of twelve years, standing before a group of children between the ages of 7 and 10 years old, teaching them a Bible Lesson. By the time I reached the age of fourteen years old, I was standing before my peers discussing the deep theories of scripture and guiding their beliefs towards Truth. English Clergyman, Julius Charles Hare, quotes “Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.” Julius Charles Hare. (n.d.). BrainyQuote.com. Retrieved January 5, 2011, from BrainyQuote.com Web site: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/juliuschar104302.html. A teacher, in my opinion, is one who plants seeds of information into fertile minds. I am confident that my truest personal and professional calling in life is to educate people in any and every opportunity that I am afforded.

My name is Cymantha Channey-White and I am currently a Walden University student working on my Master’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Studies, specializing in Public Policy and Advocacy. It has always been my practice to maintain a core existence especially when my life’s journey takes on various new paths and pre-trodden roads. Although education has many forms—I deem anything or anyone that alters our thinking and learning opportunity can be an educating moment—I have been fortunate to experience only a few that qualify as professional involvement. I have experienced Off-Broadway Theatre with a National Touring Company; managed, coordinated, and participated in music concerts for professional gospel singers of celebrity status; self-published several non-fiction and inspirational self-help books; and life-coached numerous youth and adults in venues such as faith-based non-profit organizations, federally funded and public school settings, and secular audiences. In every season of my 46 years of life, I have demonstrated the constancy of my six word summary—plant a seed, watch it grow!


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