In the Article, “We Are the Ones in the Classrooms—Ask Us!” the Boston Student Advisory council highlights that authenticity is valued in engaging student learners. The idea is to provide a rich environment for learning that builds the hope and promise of our young.  It is always upsetting w...

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Graduating from Middle School and entering into a High School is a major step in an adolescents life. To be a young student in society today can be a challenge for some. The problem with bullying is evident and as a community (teachers, parents, students, and counselors) we have to set a standard to...

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What makes the light bulb click for a student? This past week I asked a group of teens to jot down the challenges that impede their learning. They quickly began to yell out the following words:

  1. Bullying
  2. Gossip
  3. Hormones
  4. Peer Pressure
  5. Cyber Bullying
  6. School Auditions

Some of these terms were no ...

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My research in education has taught me that there are choice patterns that individuals follow that determine the success or failure of reaching a particular milestone in life. Milestones can be viewed as the necessary steps a person must complete in a satisfactory manner to arrive at personal or pro...

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It is always good to remain consistent in the learning process. Today I met with a French tutor to work on my first level of French. It was to communicating without regressing to my English vocabulary. In addition to this, I felt like I was in pre-K all over again! In this moment, I realized how ove...

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For the past three years I have taught the lesson of self-value to audiences of women and teenage girls.  One of the lessons that always keeps the room engaged is my discussion about self-value.  I usually begin to ask everyone to highlight the attributes they love about themselves with an additio...

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Bonjour A Tous!  (Hello Everyone!)

Traveling abroad is a great opportunity to learn about others and learn about various communities. When I go to a new destination I always ask the following questions:

 

  1. What would it be like if I were to live here?
  2. What are the culinary options of choice?
  3. W...

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This week a student was complaining about the paradox between education and financial challenges.  I explained to this student that one may attend school to gain the skills necessary to carry out a particular function but in the end the student has to decide the course of his/her future. This may b...

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