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Arts Integration & More
  • The Power of the Ask: When It Hurts and When It Doesn’t
    The knees quiver. The heart quickly beats. The hands palpitate. All of those symptoms can arise when you're about to ask. Whether it's approaching that beautiful girl for a first date, petitioning your boss for a raise or, in this case, requesting funds on behalf of thousands of teachers, asking takes courage. It's exactl...

  • Mar


    25
    Yes You Have Privilege! Now What?
    “I acknowledge my white privilege,” said Sarah Chadwick, a Florida Parkland student. Sarah and her Parkland peers were meeting with the Peace Warriors, a Chicago based student group that teaches students how to resolve conflicts peacefully. The Peace Warriors have been working on eradicating gun violence in their Chicago community ...

  • Mar


    08
    I’m Here – The Arts & International Women’s Day
    As we celebrate International Women’s Day, I want to share this experience of how the arts can change your perspective on the way you see yourself and your position in life. As women, we often struggle with seeing ourselves as worthy, as beautiful, as competent and strong. Especially when we are in situations where we constantly see oth...

  • The Selfie Vs. The Shelfie
    With the advent of the cell phone camera, the selfie has risen to great prominence. But I would challenge you to grace me with a photo revealing another side of you; your bookshelf. We know you look good but instead of showing me what you're wearing, show me what you're reading. Share with me your books and not just your looks. &nbs...

  • Dec


    30
    Asset Framing: Presenting Our Students In the Best Light
    What is asset framing? Good question! Following a Donorschoose board meeting, I sat down with Trabian Shorters, a fellow board member, to discuss what asset framing is and why educators and community members need to be aware of this concept. Continue reading below but also watch the video above for the one on one interview! [caption id...

  • Linking Our Students In: My Challenge to the Founder of LinkedIn: Allen Blue
    Refreshments. That's all they really need to put on an invite to get me in the room. Putting Allen Blue, the co-founder on LinkedIn on the invite helped too, but it was really about those LinkedIn donuts that sold me. Little did I know that attending the CSUN Business School's Speaker Series would provoke some q...

  • 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...