Someone once asked me if I graduated college. And if I didn’t; how, as a single mother, did I raise college-educated daughters. Not only did my daughters graduate from one of the top universities in […]
This an excellent Op-Ed on the state of literacy in the U.S. and how to make it better. If you don’t have a NYT time subscription – highlights of the article indicate how the proper […]
If you’ve seen the 2002 movie SIGNS by M. Night Shyamalan; starring Mel Gibson (Reverend Graham Hess), Joaquin Phoenix (Merrill Hess) Rory Culkin (Morgan Hess) and, Abigail Breslin (Bo Hess) you know they realize the […]
Before Instagram, there were picture books with a complement of editorial copy that could be considered the literary version of the popular social networking site of today. One of those books, I consider one of […]
"The art of teaching is assisting the art of discovery"
Just like a diamond sparkles when light hits it, showing its superior cut and clarity– smart people have evidence of their brilliance.
Think back to elementary school when a teacher assigned a math problem, you supplied the answer and the teacher marked it wrong.
Or maybe your teacher wasn’t so harsh and instead gave you partial credit for supplying an answer.
Do you remember her remarks next to the math problem?
During 2016-2017, 4 authors & 1 digital platform publisher emailed asking for reviews. I’m not a fan of solicited reviews because it turns reading for pleasure into work. Not only do I have to take […]
In the absence of feeling, I rely on observation. In the absence of observation, I rely on evidence. In the absence of evidence, I rely on experience (mine and others). In the absence of experience, I turn to life’s cheat sheet called facts.
Relying on facts is the most difficult way to make a decision because you must be equipped with the ability to synthesize information.
When Chesley* entered the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010, black women were making history as the most educated group in the United States. The National Center of Education Statistics1 reports for the academic […]
…And she could get her start through a scholarship from the prestigious Joffrey Academy of Dance, the official school of The Joffrey Ballet. Due in part to a $200,000 challenge grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation, Chicago […]