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VOICES FROM THE CLASSROOM Q. If stuck on an island for a year straight teaching your students, what are three items would you choose not to live without? A. 1. Knife (preferably a multi-tool) 2. Mirror 3. Big drum/barrel of shampoo Well, on the island, we should be able to fi nd or make any tools needed to curl hair, put it ponytails, braids, up-styles, etc. We should also be able to whittle tools such as combs, rattails and hairpins. We can take turns using the knife to cut hair, as well as to cut things to build shelter, kill things to cook for food, make things to wear to protect ourselves from over-exposure to sun. We can probably fi nd berries, etc. to crush to make pigments to use to teach makeup. We could use sticks to write in the sand to take tests and use repetition so students remember and don’t need to rely on computers, flash drives, iPads and workbooks. I’d need a mirror to help start fi res to cook, provide heat (if needed), signal for help, and—oh yeah—check for client satisfaction when a service is performed on a model. Shampoo to use sparingly wash up, wash clothes once in a while, wash whatever we fashion to use as dishes, and help clean out any lesions we get from roughing it. I figured I didn’t need a theory book since I have taught for 41 years and much of that time has been writing curriculum and building tests, so I probably would be able to recall most of what they need to know. Jean Ann Hentges, Academic Director, Stewart School, Sioux Falls SD A. 1. Book on faith: Faith is what guides and keeps me focused. It is the basis of who I am and the reason for the things I do on a daily basis. I believe that we all need a foundation faith to help us build a strong self confidence, believe in ourselves and give us permission to achieve future success. 2. Toothbrush: I think we must have a good smile to pass on to others. A smile can turn a frown upside down and it is always contagious. A smile along with a positive attitude is what it takes to succeed in life. I want to encourage my students to be happy about their situation and understand that there is a positive outcome in the end. By putting on a positive attitude with a great smile, I can achieve this easier. 3. Shears: I believe that you should always look your best. First impressions will make or break you in our industry. I will use my shears to keep my hair and students’ hair looking its best. I will use them to teach as well. We are in the beauty business; we must show beauty inside and out. Plus, my shears have become a part of who I am and I could not see spending a year without them. Julie Jenkins, Educator of the Year for Empire Beauty School A. 1. Mirror: I must have one to pass around to remind students how beautiful they are. 2. Color Wheel: To remind them of all the beautiful colors they can create in their minds. 3. Journal: to keep writing all their dreams, their desires and their goals so they never lose their passion to succeed! Susan Douthett, Capri Cosmetology Learning Center, Nanuet, NY, 2012 NYS Beauty School Association “Teacher of the Year” A. 1. Milady Course Management Guide: Must be able to keep them learning. 2. Survival Handbook: We’d need to know how to survive if stranded on an island. 3. Sam Villa Shear Case: It everything I need to cut hair, and we could make manikin heads out of coconuts and vines to practice. Sue Ann Paine, Cosmetology Instructor, Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater, OK The online course ED109 - Preparing and Creating Lesson Plans is now available on the AACS Online Training Center at Members call AACS at 800-831-1086 for your VIP Discount Code. Visit the following URL to learn more about this course: Learn More 68 | B EAU TYLINK | SU R V I VAL | 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 3

Message From the AACS President and CEA Chair
Workings Of Washington
Network, Innovate, Grow: AACS Annual Convention & Expo 2012
Attending a Convention: 10 Tips for Success
Superstar Graduates
A Teacher’s Safari: Managing the Zoo of Personalities
Sticking it Out: 10 Threats That Keep Students from Surviving and Thriving in the Real World
Step-by-Step NEW!
Data Disaster: Protecting Sensitive and Important Records
Mixing Generations in the Classroom: Can They Coexist?
Beauty Changes Lives
Every Vote Counts: Encouraging and Emphasizing the Importance of their Vote
Hip-Hop Haircuts: Curtis Smith Sets Trends
AACS Listserve Q & A
Now We’re Talking: An Education in Communication
Multicultural Corner
Health & Wellness for Educators: Tips for Being Healthy
A Student’s Perspective NEW!
And Then There’s Compliance
Remembering Two Beauty Legends
Beauty Before Boarding: Airport Salons Take Flight
Voices From the Classroom
CEA Annual Convention Photo Spread
Quiz Time: How Well Do You Know Your Association?
Associate Member Profiles: Makeup/Cosmetics
People & Places
New Products & Services
New School Members
Upcoming 2012-2013 Events
Index to Advertisers

Beauty Link - Volume 4, Issue 3