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  • Oct


    11
    ID Theft: How to Keep Your ID and Your Money $afe
    So it happened! Shayne and I got hit last month twice with ID theft. Someone took $400 from our business account electronically and then someone took a check from my wallet and wrote themselves $403 for ‘A Days Work’. I'm wondering what type of 'work' that is because I might be in the wrong profession!...

  • Staying Connected To The Cause
    How does an elderly black woman change the entire city of Atlanta? Here’s how - with a glass of Kool-Aid and an open door.   In the TED Talk by former Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, he shared his attempt to win the mayoral election by venturing out to knock on the doors of his potential constituents. With a dry scripted pit...

  • Feb


    02
    5 Strategic Life Lessons I Learned From KIA
    Here's a written introduction of the video but if you can, watch the video - it's way more exciting!   The first month of 2016 is over and if you are desiring 2016 to be your best year yet, you have to check out these strategies I learned from KIA! Though I'm a teacher, I'm also a life long student and can learn from any situ...

  • The Purpose of Think It UP!
      Many years ago, the late Nobel Prize winner Albert Schweitzer was being interviewed in London and a reporter asked him, “Doctor, what’s wrong with men today?” The doctor then replied, “Men simply don’t think.” When I heard this from one of Earl Nightingale’s lectures, it made me question my classroom practic...
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  • The Power of the Story: A Lakeshore Lesson
      The Madrid airport was bustling with people quickly running to catch their flights. I glanced at my watch again - 2 more hours *sigh*. My cohort classmate looked at me, "So, what's your story?" I looked confused, "My what?" "You know, your story?"   Ever since that exchange, I began to realize how important people's s...

  • Tales From the Donorschoose.org Boardroom
    I had the pleasure of representing all of the Donorschoose.org teachers at the board meeting in June in New York City. Here is my review on their site: Enjoy! Tales from the Boardroom P.S Be sure to comment on their site in the comment section below! They want to hear from you!   [caption id="attachment_608" align="ali...
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  • My Flowers of Asia
    I don't know what started it but while I was in Japan and South Korea last summer, I just started taking pictures of random flowers that caught my eye. Since my focus of the trip was to see these cultures through the arts, I guess these beautiful creations didn't want to be left out. My husband thinks I should put my logo on the images...

  • Taking A Risk: Charlotte’s Dance
      One of my educational mentors, Scott Bedley, once told me, “Genein, you can’t expect your students to do something you’re not willing to do yourself.” That struck a cord with me and I now make sure that I’m doing what I expect them to do, if not more. 'Be life long learners – Read – Instruments DON’T play them...

  • Beyond the Chair: The Truth About Donorschoose
    Have you ever admired a wristwatch? Not just any old watch but a top of the line Movado that not only told time but also the date, your altitude, your heart rate AND it did with style? Donorschoose.org is like that Movado; beautiful, efficient and the top of its class in the world of non-profits. But yesterday, at the 2015 Partner's Summ...

  • Creativity: To Be or Not To Be (in PD)
    Charlie 'Bird' Parker once said, "If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."   Award-winning educator, Cassie Cox, cleverly connected this statement to the importance of educators "experiencing for ourselves what we hope to inspire." As Cassie headed to New York to study Duke Ellignton's contribution to pop ...