8-12yrs

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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13-17yrs, 18 & over, 8-12yrs, career exploration, commentary, inspirational, Motivational (Coaching, Speaking, etc), personal development

Dream Big, Plan Bigger


“Before you can pursue a dream, you have to wake up!” Bill Cosby   Tiffany Woodson’s testimony proves that will dedication and skill sets, dreams do come true. She was also ready when the opportunity to make her dreams a reality arose “I moved here from Gary, Indiana about a year and a half ago.

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

20 sumin Robert Temple III planting his seeds in the music industry and dropping a few for others long the way


Robert Temple III, aka Trip stands music producers of the pop and urban markets because he originates a large part of his music is sample-free.  His well balanced mixture of pop and R&B makes his tracks stand out from the rest of the re-cylcled music we often here.  Music industry is in his DNA (check his

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13-17yrs, 18 & over, 8-12yrs, career exploration, entrepreneurship, inspirational, Motivational (Coaching, Speaking, etc), personal development

20sumin youngins donate their talents to Comedy w/a hint of Fashion Charity Gala


  Some say our yougins are self-centered individuals only motivated by social media fame & money. Well we’ve go 6 examples of 20sumin year olds who are offering their services to our Gala during Fashion week September 14, 2012. The “Servant 6” are ebulliently also acting as virtual mentors for Future Executives, Inc. They are

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13-17yrs, 18 & over, 8-12yrs, commentary, Education, inspirational, Motivational (Coaching, Speaking, etc), personal development, Resources

Worst Speech I ever Gave!


I gave a keynote speech a few nights ago. It was awful. I was sweating, nervous and light-headed. I didn’t connect with the audience and several of my jokes fell flat. I could begin to give you 101 excuses. Here they go ….. I could not work the powerpoint projector. My mind was frazzled from

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