Education

18 & over, commentary, Education, Resources

African-American Parents:Let’s get involved! Home/School Relations


I was asked by my Assistant Principal at my daughter’s school to serve as the Parent Council Representative of the local chapter of the NAACP.  In that role, I am charged with bringing together African–American parents in the school and creating an opportunity to share information, network, and discuss issues that affect our children in the school. In

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13-17yrs, 18 & over, Blog, commentary, Education, inspirational, personal development

Tips on choosing the right college


  The time to make the right college choice is coming and it’s coming fast.Lately I’ve been exploring with what college I will choose. I have a few acceptance, but only from a few back up schools. By talking to my teachers, searching online and searching myself and my priorities  I have come with a few essentials

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18 & over, blog series, commentary, Education, Resources

Six tips to help children with Math


I believe parents should assume some responsibility for their kids’ development in math, should be proactive in managing their students’ progress and should continually engage in the learning process with their kids, their teachers and the school.  The following steps can serve as a framework for achieving success.   1.            Set high expectations with the

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

Developing esteem in school girls in a S.T.E.M. world


For me, it was really weird… I came up in the Pittsburgh Public Schools in the mid to late 1970s. At that time, experimentation in public education was ramped.  There was forced busing at my elementary school; white kids from other parts of town were bused  to my neighborhood (the black one); like that was

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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, 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, 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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