Beauty Link - Volume 1, Issue 2 - (Page 31)

Q | voices from the cla ssroom | R WHAT TOOL CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? T There are many tools that are very beneficial to the student, such as videos, PowerPoint, window panning, mind mapping and many more. The most useful tool I find is my own hands. Conducting theory through a hands-on approach brings huge results. The students see a visual and then we apply it together. They grasp the concept. Dawn M. Sherman, Assistant School Director/ Director of Education, Brio Academy I cannot live without my “word wall.” This introduces the students to the he more difficult terms they will need to know for the next chapter and also creates curiosity. I made the word wall on a white board using automotive pin striping. It is a great tool. Ronda Dozier, Instructor, r, Texarkana College Cosmetology ogy My CHI® flat iron! Keetly Bailey, Instructor, Echelon Edge Academy of Hair Skin and Nails My Hands! They M hey are the most ar st important tool of imp f all! Sh Shears, combs and blow dryers are only an extension to your hands; you just couldn’t do hair r without them! James Banford, Instructor, uctor, Echelon Edge Academy of Hair Skin and N l d Nails My assistant and I developed a program designed to motivate otivate our students; we call it “Moore Bucks.” Students receive $10 each day that they come to class, get assigned work done e and have a good attitude. They can then turn in their bucks for items of different values ranging from a homework pass to salon services or even a pizza party. We have found this “tool” to be very effective and something that our students cannot live without. The fact that they are as excited about the money as we are makes es it a tool that we cannot live without, either! The buzz about out Moore Bucks has traveled through our center, and students who are in other programs even ask about it! Brenda Moore & Susan Wendland, Cosmetology Instructors, Appearance e Enhancement Careers Academy my The one and only tool that I couldn’t live without is the t “Team Board.” I love the Team Board because it stops teachers from making their biggest mistake reading to their students from f the t book! The Team Board is like a big interactive dry-erase board. It’s computerized so you can pull up your lesson plan, their textbook or p go online with it. When you have the book up on it, you can draw right on the page digitally just touching the screen with your fi nger. It’s phes nomenal! The students get to learn no about hair design form by tracing a each other’s silhouettes on the e board; they have a blast with it! b Once you get one in your classroom, the creativity is endless. r Gina Pieper, Artistic Director, Empire Beauty Schools I could not live without magazines! They are one of the best tools I could possibly use in the classroom. I am always scouring magazines for articles to supplement the material they already receive in the textbook. It is so important to know about current trends. Even if you have a new edition of the textbook, things have changed since they hit the press! Plus, we need to know what the public is being told about trends and products, so we know what they expect from us. My favorite trade publications are Skin Deep, Day fa Spa and Skin Inc., and my favorite public magazines zin are Allure, Self, New Beauty and Vogue. I have a handout from a current publication to h accompany almost every chapter in the book. a Even if it’s the same information, sometimes it is i just more interesting and visually stimulating in to read from a magazine. Kate Vincent, Esthetics Instructor, Christina & Company Education Center B E A U T YL INK | TO O LS O F T H E T R A D E 2 0 0 9 | 31

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 1, Issue 2

Beauty Link - Volume 1, Issue 2
Message from the AACS President and CEA Chair
The Workings of Washington
The Ergonomics of Cosmetology
Creating the Perfect Brow
Smart Technology
Is Your Web Site Hooking Visitors?
And Then There's Compliance
Voices from the Classroom
Marketing to Male Clientele
Lasers in the Esthetics Industry: Past, Present and Future
Unemployment’s Influence
2009 AACS Select Industry Partners
The Less Common Road
Candid Cameras
Regulatory Issues
CEA Convention
Early Warning Indicators
Beauty Schools 101
Multicultural Corner
Upcoming Events
New Products & Services
People & Places
2009 AACS Spring Management Conference
New School Member Profile
Look Who's Reading
Index to Advertisers

Beauty Link - Volume 1, Issue 2