Archive for December, 2013

See on Scoop.itLeadership

If and when it’s employed properly, humor can be a key to success at work. Here’s how.

Terri Goldson‘s insight:

Do a great job, strive for excellence and have a great time doing it!

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Controversy continues over voter suppression laws that have been passed in states governed by Republicans. Multiple studies and reports indicate there has not been voting fraud of any significance, which gives credibility to the belief that such measures are in place to make it more difficult for people of color, elderly and young people to vote. There have not been laws in place to restrict voting since the Jim Crow era. It is a sad commentary for the country (USA) that is supposed to be the shining example of Democracy throughout the world.

Be a Seed for Change

votingTime to pass the Voting Rights Act, change redistricting rules and make it easier for ALL Americans to VOTE

Dear America

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” -George Santayana (16 December 1863 in Madrid, Spain – 26 September 1952 in Rome, Italy) was a philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist.

 On March 7, 1965, hundreds of brave unarmed nonviolent women and men dared to March for African Americans right to vote.

The fact is that less than 1% of eligible Blacks could vote or register to vote.

People organized a Peaceful Protest March from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery. However, as these protesters crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge to Montgomery the police, some riding on horses had, looking back, a predetermined  tactical intervention against protesters, police proceeded to engage in “excessive use of force” brutally beating protesters such as #RepJohnLewis   some of…

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Overcoming Opposition

Posted: December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

Your Words of Inspiration

There’s always that point when your life begins to show promise and progress. Happiness begins to fall upon you, love opens a door allowing light to enter, and success in your career or relationships with friends strengthen. Without warning, something comes along to jeopardize what you’ve diligently worked to build.  At times when you already have enough to deal with, it seems situations that cause stress have the tendency to surround you even more. As relentless negativity keeps piling on your weary and fraught shoulders it has the ability to make you feel broken, if not break you. It happens and it will continue to happen if you decide to keep playing that game.

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When you’re making a diligent and consistent effort to change your life with positive strokes of progression know the opposition will be waiting for you the same way it’s there in any game. Opposition is meant…

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See on Scoop.itEducation

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

Terri Goldson‘s insight:

Promoting literacy is the key to school success!

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Socioeconomic status matters, poverty matters, income matters it all impacts education, opportunities, children and our future.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Believe it or not, USA Today published a powerful article by Oliver Thomas, a member of its Board of Contributors, acknowledging that the latest PISA rankings reflect the crisis of poverty in the United States. Our Students in low-poverty schools are doing fine; some analyses place them at the very top. But the more poverty, the lower the test scores.

He writes:

“As researchers Michael Rebell and Jessica Wolff of the Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University, have noted, there is no general education crisis in the United States. There is a child poverty crisis that is impacting education.

“Here’s one data point worth remembering. When you measure the test scores of American schools with a child poverty rate of less than 20%, our kids not only outperform the Finns, they outperform every nation in the world.

“But here’s the really bad news. Two new studies…

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Are You lost?

Posted: December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

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170121679-professional-woman-arms-crossed-gettyimages-1Do you know what it’s like to lose your bearings and to be hopelessly adrift in a sea of uncertainty? To be alone, lost, and disoriented without a sense of direction is one of the worst fears we can encounter. What we would give to have a guide who would show us the way to safety and security, the way to home and family. Scripture comforts us with the assurance that God will not rest until we find our way home to him.

 Matthew 18:12-14

Jesus said to his disciples:
“What is your opinion? 
If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray,
will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills
and go in search of the stray? 
And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it
than over the ninety-nine that did not stray. 
In just the same way…

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