Thursday, May 11, 2017

There's Not a Moment to Spare!

Back in the Saddle Again


After many days and nights I have returned to share Super-- stories from the classroom, the workspace, youth at work, our modern mythology of comic book Superheroes and how middle school age students learn how each and every student learns in a unique and personal way.
I am inclined to share this new graphic of a way we continue to get more mobile because our young people are major drivers of the mobile electronics industry as well as "heavy users" of new applications, social media being a significant way they spend time online.

Growing Importance of Smartphone Camera



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Monday, May 8, 2017

What do you want to be when you grow

Good morning, good evening and good night. It's good to back!

I've spent years working with middle school age youth and great learners, teachers, leaders, career and guidance counselors, HR. and all its forms and functions. I've have artists, academics, school administrators, amazing GED instructors and super stars from private and public organizations that have created a Youth Business Project like no other.

When a student asks me what to answer the "what do you want to be.." question, I tell them to say "I wanna be me!" After a smirk or a grin we sit down and have a brief conversation about taking apart the question and discussing what is possible if you're need to learn and you want to earn.

About 20yrs ago my friend T. Wayne Gatewood and a roomful of young students and parents met and introduced our first youth street crew("kids at work") and jump started with a youth lawn service with a group of  kids that completed an interview process and agreed in writing to commit to the first "learn and earn" program. 
That is the official beginning of years of research, demonstration programs, assessment and evaluation, action research, writing original curriculum design and instructional strategy.
Do check in to discover the concepts, breakthroughs and cutting edge ideas that are the bedrock of

Academic Skillz and TeamStreet youth crew.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Wondering how to succeed in this economy?

Pick up a copy of Thriving in the New Economy to find out what’s going on and what you can do! 


(that's what I did.)
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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Heroes 3.0

HeroTown prologue

Secret Origin: A young couple driving from the East coast to California to start a family and anew life. The woman is in the third tri-mester of her pregnancy and after many hours on the road the car brakes down near Zanesville, Ohio. They use their last coins to fix the car and the man drops his pregnant girlfriend in Columbus to receive proper medical care and support while he sets up a home in California.

The women has a healthy red-haired son she names Christopher and moves in with family through Catholic Social Services. The women waits to be contacted by her betrothed and waits and waits...

With a heavy heart, the woman puts the infant for adoption because she feels that she does not have the means to provide for the child. After a short time in foster care the boy is adopted by a couple who live in Columbus, Ohio.

SuperPowers :The boy named Chistopher grows up to be Community Action Hero David Yorka who attends school in Columbus at The Ohio State University. David spends the next two decades working in homeless shelters, housing projects, and developing a fascination with Career Formation and a passion for innovative solutions to eradicating poverty.

David unwraps his gift with the help of many wise mentors and associates. David utilizes his superpowers of vision, insight, compassion and creativity to work with others seeking to unwrap their gift. "SUPER POWERS ACTIVATE
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Saturday, October 1, 2011