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3.24.2013

Turn down for what?!...

As you all probably know, I am a teacher.  I teach Middle School English to be specific.  Every year, my Advisory class is a group of about 12-15 girls.  And every year, I try to instill in my girls a sense of confidence, a sense of pride in self, and self-love.  This school year has proven no different.  I work in a very diverse school, but across race and ethnicities, I notice that almost all my girls suffer from peer pressure to be something other than who and what they are.  A lot of this is puberty, I know, but I remind them at all times that being you is okay.  But I rarely tell them these things.  I show them.  This is a photo shoot we conducted Friday in which I attempted to show them how to be fabulous at all times.  We were on the playground, and the boys (ugh) were watching us, so of course they were embarrassed .  But then I showed them that playing small doesn't serve us.  They were embarrassed for me (as they always are regarding what I wear, say, how I act, etc.), but I asked them, "turn down for what?!"







Of course, school rules prohibit me from posting pictures of my students on my blog, but rest assured, they were serving the entire time.

6 comments:

  1. Werk it - love the red and the headwrap?!? I keep trying to get that to work for me and I can't but Ima keep trying after seeing this! Good inspiration for the girls - that is such a difficult time....

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    1. I try to be! I think headwraps work for me because I have no hair!

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  2. *teardrop*

    Educator here as well! Girls need to see confident women like you everyday to know it's possible! YAY!

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  3. That is awesome! So effin' awesome! I'm sure those girls appreciate every word and pose you gave them that day. I know if I was a student I would.

    Meanwhile, diggin' your glasses. Where from?

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  4. I LOVE IT!!! My daughter just hip me to that saying for my birthday last week. So I have been saying it for the last week turn down for what LOL!! She calls me lame (LOL) I think it is awesome to inspire young girls that is is okay to be who you are. I am trying to instill that into both of daughter each day and everyday. What a blessing you are...

    littlecitybigfashion@blogspot.com

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