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Dr. Sue Solar Roses

Dr. Sue Solar Power Roses Positive Entertainment

Dr. Sue Solar Power Roses Positive Entertainment

A rose is a rose…except when it has a secret! This rose has a solar battery that absorbs power from the sun!

Actually, all roses (and other plants) are powered by the sun through a natural process known as photosynthesis – turning light energy into plant elements (including flowers, fruit, roots, stems, leaves, etc.)

When we eat the plant, we are indirectly absorbing the power of the sun!

This rose (not the decoration in my hair – the other one) is solar powered. Its battery takes in energy from sunlight all day long. When the sun sets, the hidden lights in the roses turn themselves on and begin to glow in the darkness.

Day Roses – Night Roses…Empowered by the Sun!

Natural Roses are beautiful – we love their colors, aroma, and variety – from wild roses to carefully cultivated hybrids. These solar-powered roses are a fusion of beauty and science that we can enjoy day and night!

Speaking of energy, what do we do with all that energy? One thing I like to do is take long walks and photograph flowers in my local park. On my walks, I encountered a Parks Department Security Guard. We fell into a conversation about our shared interest in flowers and how the park gardeners carefully plant and tend the different varieties so they form multi-colored arrangements that change through the seasons.

The Guard and I formed a friendship over our shared interest in flowers and we began to talk about social issues too – in a spirit of understanding and enjoying each other’s company. It felt particularly poignant because these days, due to the Coronavirus-19 and the need for social distancing, I spend most of my time at home alone. The park offers a chance for exercise, fresh air, sunshine, and sometimes – conversation.

One day, I decided to enhance the exercise potential of my walks and build up my arm muscles (along with my legs), so I started carrying water bottles. Each filled bottle weighs about two pounds. As I lift and swing my arms on my walk, I’m getting a good, full-body work out. What I still miss is dancing – especially with a good partner. All the dance clubs have been closed for months – and not likely to re-open soon. But it turns out that my new friend is … a dancer!

Water Bottle Weights are Free – Companionship and Dancing Joy are Priceless!

Dr. Sue Dance-Exercise in the Park!

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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)

Musical: “SssWitch” www.ssswitch.net

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Dr. Sue Duck Positive Entertainment / Education

Dr. Sue “Here’s to Ducks” Positive Entertainment and Education

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.

Dr. Sue Duck Positive Entertainment
Dr. Sue Duck Positive Entertainment / Education

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.

Two Ducks
Two Ducks

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

  • You learn my name: I’m “Dr. Sue”
  • You learn my brand: “Dr. Sue Positive Entertainment”
  • You learn what 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 to give 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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