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What if your students or your children are the “ICONS of the FUTURE”?

Despite talking too much in elementary school, Oprah Winfrey had a 4th grade teacher who traded Oprah’s silence on four (4) days a week for her freedom to talk on one (1) day a week. (She became a famous “talk” show host and business mogul.) Read More Like This Read More...

Take Yourself to the Appraisers

Poem of the Week: Take Yourself to the Appraisers   You are a diamond! You are brilliant, beautiful, strong, prismatic and precious. But when someone makes you feel deficient, depreciated or discolored, I recommend this: Forget what observers say. Forget what buyers pay. Forget the debris that surrounds you.   Take yourself to the appraisers to determine your real, immeasurable value.   The appraisers are loved ones who cherish you, friends who chose you, leaders who inspire you, and learners who reproduce you.   Better, yet, get the ultimate vision of yourself: Take yourself to the JEWEL CREATOR! Read More...

TOP 10 LIST for Dealing with Test Stress

Many strategies are available for dealing with test anxiety and stress. Whether you are searching traditional or contemporary resources on this subject, you will find a few fundamental or basic recommendations that you can immediately put into practice. Those basics are summarized as The Top Ten List that follows: 10. Deep Breathing Techniques. Beginning the list of anxiety-reducing strategies with "breathing" does not mean that it is least important of all strategies. Rather, deep breathing is presented first because it Read More...