A few weeks ago, on the Milady Instructor Facebook group, I
asked everyone “What is your greatest
trait as an educator?”. I was so excited about what everyone shared.
I believe that all great educators exhibit the same
qualities on some level. From being compassionate and a great listener to
having knowledge and love of the industry. Educators are passionate, patient
and looking for ways to always have fun this is who we are as educators.
I took that list and made it into a word cloud that I want
to share with you today.
I would encourage you to take this and print it out and hang
it in your office. Use it as a reminder
of who we must show up as every single day as educators.
No matter what kind of day we are having, the minute we walk
in the school, this is who we must be!
Go to our Facebook page to download the above image for your classroom!
Lisha Barnes is a Cosmetology/Barber Instructor with over 25 years of experience. She started out in a small private school working in Admissions, Financial Aid, Education, and School Director. She was a Director of Education for a chain of Private Cosmetology schools. Currently she serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady where she supports schools and educators around the nation with continuing education, curriculum development and product knowledge. Lisha has served as an Educator for Milady’s Career Institute; NACCAS Commission; Career Educators of America Committee Member; and has authored numerous writing projects for Milady. This industry experience allows her to see the industry from a variety of viewpoints, which helps in sharing information and ideas with educators all around the world.