Improve the Professional Experiences of Teachers: Three Steps Toward Teacher Transformation

The holiday break is over!  We are twelve days into the New Year and educators are settling back into the routine of classrooms, curriculum, tedious accountability documents, grades, parents and kids…. many of which are already counting down to Spring Break.  I’ve been there…I get it!  Though I understand the sentiments, it really is bothersome given […]

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Ignite a “Purposeful” 2015

So, as many of us embark upon the routine of establishing resolutions and setting new personal goals, my focus is to also highlight the importance of being personally fulfilled for the benefit of mankind, the greater good of society and professional productivity.  This is about orchestrating a movement that promotes caring, social responsibility and servitude. […]

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Mama Madden Speaks: AAU Basketball

Twitter has been on an explosive rampage since yesterday when AAU basketball announced the decision to apply an age based requirement for grades 7U-14U at the #aauconvention. Per leadership, high school ages 15-19 will follow the age/grade criteria with the old grade exception rule applying.   See and click old rules prior to the new ruling…. […]

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Open Season on Your Black Students

Oscar Grant.  Unarmed and gunned down by a white police officer in Oakland, California, at a crowded train station.  22.  Black. Trayvon Martin.  Unarmed and gunned down by a white, rogue neighborhood watch volunteer while visiting his father in Sanford, Florida.  17.  Black. Darius Simmons.  Unarmed and gunned down in front of his mother’s home, […]

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Students WIN with New Education Bill

I’m certain there will be those who will highly disagree with the new bills signed into law yesterday by Texas Gov. Rick Perry.  I am, however, beyond thrilled that if implemented correctly (because implementation and strategic planning is crucial) thousands of students will have an opportunity to achieve a level of success not so dependent […]

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Wykesha Salutes: Tech Specialist Corlette Hill

The saying, “birds of a feather flock together”, may really hold true for myself and those within my immediate circle of influence.  I am surrounded by teachers, educational specialists and administrators who are truly passionate about their careers.  Just the other day, Zaire and I was celebrating his little buddy’s birthday and I noticed that […]

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