I am really excited to be able to share the first post in a new series, These Lives Matter. This blog series highlights men and women of color who have been successful in their fields. They’ve each made a positive impact in our communities and are positive examples of what we can achieve. They’re willing… Continue reading These Lives Matter: Nathan Louis Jackson Writer for Luke Cage
No Name Calling Week begins on January 15 and ends January 20, 2018. It’s the largest anti-bullying initiative in the country. It affords us the opportunity, as educators, to discuss and engage in prevention and intervention activities within our schools or organizations. Name calling and bullying have been an ongoing problem within our schools and… Continue reading No Name Calling Week
Over the years, I have worked with teens and young adults, facilitating and directing programs on work readiness while connecting them to job opportunities. I’ve also interviewed numerous candidates and can tell you what employers are looking for in a new hire. Interviews have a set of unwritten rules and expectations. These are the basic… Continue reading 20 Ways To Ace An Interview
I know you’ve been anxiously awaiting to learn about part II of Smart Strategies for Establishing Group and Class Routines And Procedures. You have already learned about the when, why, and how to establish routines and policies – with the added bonus of concrete examples for procedures and routines for entering the class or group. You’re… Continue reading Smart Strategies For Establishing Class And Group Routines and Procedures Part II
When working with teens or young adults, it doesn’t matter how dynamic, well-prepared, or up-to-date you are with youth culture (but it doesn’t hurt); the most important thing is building positive relationships. Once you form a trusting relationship, you can become the “Pied Piper” to teens and young adults.
As an educator, I’ve learned that it’s imperative to establish routines and procedures in a class or group. Without routines and procedures, your classroom or group can become utter chaos.
Youth of color are smart, insightful, passionate, strong, proactive leaders who are business savvy. They think about the multitude of options presented to them and make informed decisions about their futures. How amazing would it be if this were the way youth of color were perceived by greater society or by our youth themselves?