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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