13-17yrs

13-17yrs, 18 & over, 8-12yrs, blog series, commentary, Education, Resources

Frugal Fun-11 USES OF A CUCUMBER


Welcome to our first Frugal fun-Unconventional use of familiar products! This week: 11 uses of a cucumber. We will discover the many ways to put this garden vegetable to use! 1) Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5,Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium,

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13-17yrs, 18 & over, 8-12yrs, blog series, civic duty, commentary, inspirational, Motivational (Coaching, Speaking, etc), personal development, Resources, Wellness

Post Trayvon Martin Tragedy let’s tackle: Community Violence, Chronic Health and Student Achievement


  Fresh off the Zimmerman jury verdict of “Not Guilty”, there have been several peaceful protests and discussions about the issues of race and court injustices. Although real issues, community violence, chronic health and lack of student achievement greatly affect our children and their families. These interrelated problems impede progression in underserved communities.  Let’s look

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13-17yrs, 18 & over, 8-12yrs, blog series, commentary, Education, Helpful Links, personal development, Resources

Summer Time Learning


  Major shout out to all the teachers, administrators, instructional aides, crossing guards, cafeteria workers, technical support staff (LOL to my fellow edtechies)… you name it… THANK YOU for helping our children to reach their full potential this academic year!  Time to chill out and have some “me” time… you deserve it, (but you know

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13-17yrs, 18 & over, 8-12yrs, blog series, career exploration, Education, Helpful Links, personal development, Resources

Don’t Forget Those Soft Skills!


I was at a school district wide meeting where teachers and parents came together for some frank conversation. A group of teachers representing multiple grade levels and subject matters presented to us (parents) a Teachers’ Wish List… It was the top 10 things teachers wished more parents would do at home to support their (the

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13-17yrs, 18 & over, 8-12yrs, career exploration, entrepreneurship, global citizenship

Seize the moment and recognize opportunity . . .


“Much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on.” Steve Jobs Tiffany Gardenhire sized the moment and recognized the opportunity when she stumbled upon Human Resources (HR) while working as a Temporary Employee fresh out of college. And although it was not her first  career

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