Tag :education

Posted on 26 Feb 2013
Are You Cheating Yourself

Are you cheating yourself? Each week I review key concepts and skills from various thought leaders to inspire, motivate and encourage me.  This week I read articles and listened to Delatorro McNeal, Dr. John Maxwell...

Posted on 07 Feb 2013
Schools Provide Lifelong Opportunities

The other day I was flipping channels and started watching a movie titled In the Hive.  The movie was about disadvantaged at-risk youth; and the obstacles and challenges they overcame with the assistance of caring e...

Posted on 06 Feb 2013
THE MEPS AND THE LEPS: THE STORY OF LOST FOCUS, PART 2 OF 2

(Blog Segment: Credit/Budgeting)This is what can easily happen if you lose focus on your financial education and success goals (Continued from THE MEPS AND THE LEPS: THE STORY OF LOST FOCUS, PART 1 OF 2): ...ca...

Posted on 29 Jan 2013
Teach for the Hood: Our Struggle to Educate ALL Children

     Last week I had the privilege of listening to John Legend speak at the University’s MLK celebration.  He did an exceptional job.  During his presentation, he spoke about Teach for Amer...

Posted on 22 Jan 2013
The High School Drop-Out: Django Unchained

By Joseph Bostic, Jr. Founder and President of Retention Frontiers, Inc. Statistically Dropouts make up nearly half the prison population Recently a movie was released titled Django Unchained and a character named Django...

Posted on 21 Jan 2013
Teachers Make a Difference

When was the last time you thanked a teacher?  If you have not recently thanked a teacher, do so ASAP because a teacher helped you on your journey.  A teacher helped you realize the many opportunities life offe...

Posted on 09 Jan 2013
The STEM of the Issue…A New Evidence-Based Learning Model

[This is an opinion submitted by Joseph Bostic, Jr Founder Retention Frontiers, Inc. and Samantha Go of Solsolution] A social worker help improves the quality of life for families, individuals,and communities. Often tim...

Posted on 16 Dec 2012
The Monday After: Sending Your Child To School After Hearing Of A School Tragedy

In wake of the tragedy of Newtown, CT, I have spent lots of time reflecting upon the range of reactions as I try to make sense of the situation.  Such a tragedy hits home to me because I am an educator and it is one of ...

Posted on 14 Sep 2012
Homeschooling: The World is Your Classroom

Homeschooling? If anyone had suggested to me that I would be homeschooling my daughter as little as 3 months ago, I would have laughed hysterically.  I thought that homeschooling was strange and used as a last resort f...

NO FAIRYTALE: Why We Must Teach Kids About Prison

How would you feel if you met a college friend several years later and in the midst of sharing and learning about your advancements in society and respective communities, you quickly find out that instead of being the pr...