Roll Up Your Sleeves, Get to Work...Teach the Children
About the Book
Roll Up Your Sleeves, Get to Work . . . Teach the Children is a book about the challenges as well as the motivation a teacher goes through when you want the best for the students you teach. This book provides strategies for teachers, whether this is your first year or if you are a veteran teacher. This book will inspire you to open your mind and expand your creativity. Teachers will be able to pick and choose the ideas from this book that will enhance their teaching strategies or skills. Hopefully, this book will transfer you from great to excellent in the teaching field. So, teachers, get ready to roll up your sleeves, get to work . . . teach the children!
About the Author
Velma Childs Bell is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the Atlanta Public Schools System from elementary (W. J. Scott Elementary) to high school (Archer High School.) There was a love for teaching, even at a very young age as she tutored students while still in high school. Tutoring sparked her interest to further her education in college.
Mrs. Bell received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education in 1976 from Morris Brown College. In 1977, she received a Master of Arts degree in Learning Disability from Atlanta University, which is now known as Clark Atlanta University. She later received her T-6 Specialist degree in Inter-related/Learning Disability from Clark Atlanta University in 1996.
A lifelong teacher, Mrs. Bell taught in the Atlanta Public Schools System for 30 years before retiring in 2007. During her 30-year career, she received several awards such as Teacher of the Year and the Project Grad Award for Excellent Teaching of the Year. She was also awarded a grant by Scholastic Magazine to enhance the reading interest of her students.
Educating the future generations has always been a goal of Mrs. Bell’s. This book highlights her years of learning and growing as a teacher, and she hopes that this book will help teachers examine, inspire, and reflect on their true reasons for becoming a teacher.
Motto: “Education is a business. My business is educating students up to their potential level of success.”
Philosophy: I believe that every child has a right to an education. I believe that every child can learn, and as a teacher, I must be willing to seek out, observe, and present the materials to the students in an interesting and accurate way.