Category Archives: Education

Back to School: 6 Tips to Parents From Teachers on What NOT to Do

*Note to parents who are sending young children off to school, teachers have got your number. And not in the they can call you anytime way; more so in the behavior department. They know when it was you, not the child, who really completed that project. They realize too that when you are all up in their face complaining that you had no idea the field trip was on Friday, its because you haven’t been reading the letters they’ve been sending home with the child all month long.

Teachers continue to voice their frustrations in staff meetings and principals offices because obviously, trying to speak to parents, words often fall on deaf ears.

So in an attempt to help them out, here is 6 things they SO wish you would stop doing…pretty please.

If a child asks for help, find ways to be their assistant while allowing them to connect to the task as much as possible.”–Signed, your child’s teacher

Teachers say there is a marked difference in the behavior of a child who has contributed to his or her own project. This versus the child who had absolutely nothing to do with it. DON’T DO YOUR CHILD’S HOMEWORK FOR THEM!

“We can tell the difference between something made by the parents and something made by the children—call it a trick of the trade. The proudest, most connected kids are the ones who actually did the project themselves, with wonky letters crawling up the sides of the page and half glued-in photographs with the tops of people’s heads missing. They light up as they share their work, whereas the children who didn’t contribute wear glazed expressions.” Continue reading

Hey! The Solar Eclipse is Tomorrow (Aug 21) Here’s How to Catch it Wherever YOU Live

*Tomorrow is the day that the moon will block the sun and with perfect timing, you will be able to catch it! 

The total solar eclipse happens on Aug. 21 and it will last less than a minute in some places, while a partial eclipse can be visible for an hour or more.

Depending on the weather, if you live anywhere in the USA, you’ll be able to see at least a partial eclipse. But the best time to watch depends on where you live.

So how do you know when to head outside and look up? 

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Workshop: Want to Learn How to ‘Make Money With Your Honey’? This Couple Shows You How

Danielle and Howard Taylor
*Howard and Danielle Taylor are living the life of their dreams. As self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneurs,” they have not only developed successful businesses — yes, that’s intentionally plural — they have also traveled to 19 countries, seen three wonders of the world, and invested in real estate.
Whatever this couple is doing is working well, and they would like to share the secrets of their success with you and your boo in a workshop that takes place at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles-Commerce Casino on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
The content rich masterclass will enable you to:
  • Discover ridiculously easy ways to start a business even if you have no money, no business experience and no clue  as to what kind of business you want to start. We will uncover more than 15 ways for you to start make money immediately and stop living paycheck to paycheck.

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Google Salutes Birth of Hip Hop With Interactive Doodle

Cey Adams with his Doodle sketch. Credit: Google

*Can you believe its been 44-years since the birth of Hip Hop? Well, for those of us who would know; those who recall the first utterance of the new age form of music, it wasn’t actually called hip hop. 

It was just plain rap.

Suffice it to say that it will bring joy to your heart to know that the giant known as Google is paying homage to this music genre with a commemorative doodle. 

The artist behind the image is none other than Cey Adams — a visual artist and founding creative director of Def Jam records.

The folks at Google actually sat down with the players that came up with the whole idea to pay tribute to Hip Hop in this way.

I recall the early days of rap (Hip Hop’s predecessor). I was living in the Bronx, New York, and my homies and I got down with rap forefathers Run-D.M.C., Whodini, Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow and The Sugarhill Gang. Little did we know that one day the music coming out of our little neighborhood would be — what’s the word?


Judging from what “The Keyword Team” of Google learned, what had happened was… Continue reading

Boy, 3, Found Dead in Van After Day Care Worker Forgets to Do Head Count (Watch)

Myles Hill, 3, was forgotten in a van by a daycare worker at Little Miracles Academy in Orlando, Florida for 11 hours. He died as a result.

*This news hits hard, today especially. I mean, because of the unusually hot temperature, I make sure my dogs don’t even stay out long. So to hear that a child was accidentally left in a van; where the temperatures rise to unspeakably hot levels, within a short period of time, hurts beyond compare.

Police in Orlando responded to a call about possible child neglect around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at a daycare called Little Miracles Academy. According to CBS affiliate WKMG, they found a 3-year-old boy dead. He had been left in an SUV for more than 11 hours.

Charges are pending against a careless day care worker who allegedly neglected to do a head count after taking children out of the van at around 9 a.m.

It’s no surprise that the employee is distraught. We know not the identity, but he or she damn well should be! Continue reading

NASA Seeks Someone to ‘Protect our Planet From Aliens’…You Down? (Watch)

*This is no joke. If you’ve ever thought about saving the planet, this may be the job for you! According to reports, NASA is taking applications for its ‘Planetary Protection Officer’ position. There’s just one small catch: Whoever gets the job is expected to save life on planet earth (and planets everywhere else) from extraterrestrials.

What exactly does a Planetary Protection Officer do? Honestly, if you have to ask its probably safe to assume you shouldn’t apply. But for those of you who may just be a little rusty and need a reminder, its always good to hear from someone who’s done the job before.
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Team of International Botanists Create World’s First True Blue Flower

Photo c/o Nanobu NARO

Flowers have plenty of meanings. For example, red carnations symbolize deep love, white represents pure love, and yellow is meant for dejection. There are meanings for every color flower in the rainbow, except blue. 

That’s because a true blue flower doesn’t exist. Until now.
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Tech Company in Wisconsin Implants Microchips In Employees (Watch)

*A tech firm in Wisconsin has convinced 50 of their 80 employees to allow them to implant a microchip into their hand. They didn’t even have to work hard to convince them. The company told them that this way, it will be easier to unlock the office doors, log into their computers, and even get snacks from the vending machines. My mama told me there’s a fool born every minute.

Here’s further proof she was right. 

According to ABC news, the voluntary intrusion is being called a “chips and salsa party” and Three Square Market will be the first company in the U. S. to implant the microchip — which will be implanted in the skin between the thumb and forefinger of any employee who volunteers.

Of course the company is sure to state they will not intrude on any of the employees personal infrastructure.

I don’t know, it seems kind of akin to handing a stranger my credit card, but trusting they won’t use it.

Sorry to judge, but that fool statement at the top of this article just snapped back into my mind. Continue reading