Dr. Sue “Here’s to Ducks” Positive Entertainment and Education
Dr. Sue, Entertaining Educator, says, “A Teacher is a Second Mother!” When you teach with love – in a language the child understands – the child (and everyone else ) wants to learn! This Blog post is geared toward communicating with young children, but the general ideas apply to all age groups.
The language of children is toys, so I use toy ducks to teach a simple lesson.
One duck is floating in a glass, and another is hidden behind my hair.
(Watch for the reveal in the video – a kind of peek-a-boo moment.)
Teaching is a form of communication, and communication is a holistic experience that combines all the senses.
I’m wearing soft, appealing colors that blend together (mainly the yellow of the duck and the soft blues and apricot in my scarf). The sun is coming through the window, and there’s a plant and a painting – so the room looks inviting – a place you may like to visit.
You may also notice that I am smiling. My smile tells you that I like you, that I’m happy, that we are together, and that everything is okay.
Here’s another picture!
Can you see two things in this picture that are also in the first picture?
If you said the duck and the scarf – you are right!
How many ducks are in this picture?
If you combine the ducks in this picture and the duck in the first picture, how many ducks do you see?
If you said “three” – you are right!
These questions are simple but they give you a chance to interact with the pictures and text – and to be right! That’s very important. Everyone (including children) wants to succeed! Give people a chance to succeed step-by-step, from easy to more difficult. If they make a mistake, give them a chance to correct their errors, improve their skills, and move on to the next level. After we master the easy tasks, we are ready to move on to more challenging ones.
This learning principle applies not only to counting ducks, but to most learning – and many video games.
Creating this Website Blog involved learning many skills. At first it seemed overwhelming, but with the guidance of my excellent Web Developer/Coach, I learned to do many things I never thought I could!
There’s a stereotype that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But I am what you call an “older person” and I’m here to tell you that learning is a life-long process.
Now it’s time for the video.
As you listen to the video, you’ll notice that I combine speaking with classical music in the background. That’s two senses – visual and auditory (listening) words and music. And don’t forget your sense of humor – my Duck has a name: “Quack!”
Children – and most people on the Internet – have a short attention span. This video is 22 seconds long – but it’s packed with information!
In only 22 seconds, you learn all these things…
Youlearn my name: I’m “Dr. Sue”
You learn my brand: “Dr. Sue Positive Entertainment”
You learnwhat to expect from my brand: a positive experience, probably with humor and a chance to learn something.
You learn to interact with the video. You can look for repeating content in different images! You can count the ducks! You’re invited to make comments in the Blog and the YouTube Video! These interactions are simple – but simple interactions are how I learned to creae this Blog – with text, photos, a video, my logo with text and links – plus some hidden categories and tags that will help you find me on the internet.
You learn togive your viewer, audience, and students a way to interact and succeed! A successful interaction is more interesting and engaging than a passive experience.
You learn that are treated with caring and respect. That is my commitment to you!
Are you ready to watch my video? It’s only 22 seconds long – so watch it as many times as you like! How many ducks can you see? Watch the whole video to count my earring! Dr. Sue Positive Entertainment presents…”Here’s to Ducks!”
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Pop is Poppa Tee, Producer/Owner of JCT TV and Multimedia www.jctmagazine.com I am Dr. Sue (Susan Horowitz, PhD)We are co-hosting the “Pop ‘n Dr. Sue Show” Our mission is to offer Positive Entertainment, and Empowering Advice and Health Tips to Help you Create the Life You Want! We are both in voluntary self-quarantined to support the stay home – stay safe policy. That’s why we are doing a radio call in show. Here are a few key points:
Focus on what you can give and believe in your own resources and talents.
Your resources can be monetary – you can donate to charity
Your resources can be your skills, talents, or connection to others
When you give to others, you not only help them, you empower yourself
Creativity is a tremendous resource!
You can share your own creativity
You can also support the creativity of others
Connect to others – even if you need to keep social distance.
Make a phone call to friends, family or neighbors.
If you cannot call, you can Email, text, or use a phone app.
You can send photos or short videos or links to something they will enjoy.
We all need social connection – in person or any other way!
Please let us know how you’re doing! Visit: Facebook: New York Strong We’ll be back with more shows, and more tips! Here are two videos: JCT Pop ‘n Dr. Sue Show and Dr. Sue YouTube Channel Here’s the Pop n Dr. Sue Show!Here’s Dr. Sue YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/drsuecomedian with my free, uplifting original song: “We’re In This Together”
“Masks probably do provide some protection.” That’s the latest news from The New York Times
NYTimes on Masks and Coronavirus:
“Masks probably do provide some protection. They’re particularly effective at keeping somebody who already has the virus from spreading it to others, and they may also make the mask’s wearer less likely to get sick.
“Coronavirus appears to mostly spread when germ-containing droplets make it into a person’s mouth, nose, or eyes,” Vox’s German Lopez explains. “If you have a physical barrier in front of your mouth and nose, that’s simply less likely to happen.”
Of course we should give first priority for masks to health-care workers. And there may be no masks available.
What can you do? You can Make Your Own Mask!
It may not be medical grade – but it is surely better than nothing! Tie a Scarf around your Nose and Mouth! (You’ll feel like a Movie Star – The Lone Ranger! ) Or Use a Bra Cup – any size will do! Fasten with hooks and eyes, snaps or elastic – get creative. Or cut up an old shirt or pants leg! (Use your imagination, your scarf, shirt, pants…or bra!)
Fashion Forward means NewYorkStrong!
You don’t have to live in New York to be NewYorkStrong !
Dr Sue shares Health Tips to Cope with CoronavirusNo gloves? No problem! Health Tip #1: Wear plastic bags!
We all know it’s best to wear plastic gloves when we touch public surfaces. But what do you do when the stores don’t have them? Besides, gloves and masks (which are in short supply) should be reserved for health care providers and people on the front lines.
What can you do? Get resourceful!
Most of us have plastic bags lying around the house.
Slip on the gloves when you go outside – before you touch buttons, door knobs, railings, revolving doors, money, etc.
Are plastic bags as effective as surgical gloves? Do they replace social distance?
Of course not. But they are certainly better than nothing.
When you come home, take off your gloves and…
Wash Your Hands!Health Tip #2: Don’t touch your face! Coronavirus (COVID-19) gets in through the mucous membranes. These are mainly located in the eyes, nose, and mouth – near your face. Touching your face is often an unconscious habit, so I put on a scrunchy, and tucked my hair under my cap. The cap reminds me: Don’t Touch Your Face.
Health Tip #3: Self-Isolate and Social Distance
I stay home most of the time and social distance when I go out. We all need to do this – for ourselves and our community.
Stay Healthy – Stay NewYorkStrong ! Dr. Sue Shares Health Tip: Plastic Bags
Here are Health Tips to Prevent Infection!Don’t touch your face!
COVID-19, like most coronaviruses and the flu, enter the body through the mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, and mouth – all of them on the face. I realized that one of the main reasons that I touch my face is to brush away my loose hair that falls on my face. So I fastened my hair with a scrunchy and tucked it under my cap. Wearing the cap also reminds me – don’t touch my face! I’m on my solo walk in the park. I’m keeping social distance – with fresh air, sunshine, flowers,… and a curious squirrel who ran up to my feet. But I walked away. Better rude than sorry 🙂
Touching your face is an unconscious habit, and it’s easy to slip – so wash or sanitize your hands as soon as you get home – do it regularly.
Cover your nose and mouth. Health Care Workers need medical-grade masks but a scarf or home-made mask offers some protectionAvoid touching paper and public surfaces – that includes cash, receipts, doorknobs, railings, etc.Hydration, multivitamins and particularly zinc are helpful for body’s defense against all viruses. Use as directed. Excess of any vitamins and minerals not recommended and could actually lower your immune response.
Do not take Ibuprofen or Advil – unless truly necessary.
According to some sources, these drugs make the virus much worse – with patients winding up on ventilators.
This warning about Ibuprofen and Advil is disputed, but we say, why take the risk?
Be mindful of early symptoms of COVID-19, which include:
Feeling achy or exhausted
low grade temp or flushing
alteration of smell or taste.
If symptoms progress to frequent coughing or Shortness of Breath, seek medical care immediately.
Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to keep the morbidity and mortality low.
Health Advice comes from Medical Doctors with Experience in Infectious Respiratory Disease. Here’s my Video with Health Tips!
Hello. This is Dr. Sue (Susan Horowitz, Ph.D,) I live in Manhattan, New York, the epicenter of our current pandemic. I say “current” because, this too shall pass – especially if we take care of our health – physical and mental.
It’s March, 2020, early spring – one of my favorite times of year. I’ve been spending lots of time in my apartment. I wanted fresh air and a way to connect to the beauty of nature. Social distancing is important, so I decided to go for a solo walk in a local park – no mass transportation, and no crowds. After a short walk in the park, I came across these beautiful fields of daffodils. (Please scroll down for video).
These golden-trumpeted flowers reminded me of the ending lines from one of my favorite poems: “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud” by William Wordsworth, written in the early 19th century. The last line of the poem is: “And then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the daffodils.” Wordsworth writes about how, when he is feeling depressed, (“in vacant or in pensive mood”), he remembers the daffodils moving in the wind. The memory lifts his spirits and he feels pleasure as he imagines “his heart…dancing with the daffodils.”
Many of us are feeling isolated and lonely and bored as we self-isolate to protect our health, and the health of our loved ones and community. This is the wise and generous thing to do. It’s easy to become depressed as the public media and worried friends share frightening statistics and stories – – and interpretations that can lead to personal despair.
What can we do?
We can take care of our physical health, and by now, we know what to do (social distance, hygiene, etc.)
We can take care of our mental and spiritual health.
We can manage and limit our exposure to negativity.
We can focus on opportunities for growth and learning, on healthy routines, on hobbies, and on beauty.
We can enjoy the beauty of nature – either in reality (like my solo walk), in memory (like William Wordsworth’s poem), or virtually (in videos, photographs, and text).
I hope you enjoy this video of me and my daffodils!
Dr. Sue Shares Uplifting Poem About Daffodils