For Educators

Strategic Readers Make Text to Self Connections

Strategic Readers Make Text to Self Connections

Strategic readers gain insight while they read by thinking about what they are reading and how ideas in this text relate to your own life, ideas, and experiences. There are universal themes, character types, and conflicts that show up in different texts. Sometimes we...

Making Text to Text Connections

Making Text to Text Connections

Strategic readers gain insight while they read by thinking about what they are reading and how that reading relates to something else they've read in the past. There are universal themes, character types, and conflicts that show up in different texts. Sometimes we can...

It’s Okay for Christians to Schedule Prayer Times Daily

It’s Okay for Christians to Schedule Prayer Times Daily

Yesterday was all but an ordinary retightening appointment at Kinky Hair Studios. The conversation between my Christian self and my Muslim hair stylist, Roni, has given me the clarity I needed around setting aside time to have a conversation with God every day just as...

Youth Entrepreneur Camp June 11-15

Youth Entrepreneur Camp June 11-15

Free To Be, Usher's New Look Foundation, and My Learning Partners are hosting their 2nd annual Youth Entrepreneur Boot-camp. Each year we recruit 25 students with a high level of interest in entrepreneurship and who are currently enrolled in high-school to participate...

5 Need to Do’s After Attending a College Fair

5 Need to Do’s After Attending a College Fair

If  you are lucky enough to be a parent or guardian of a junior or senior high school student, your mailbox is stuffed each week with college recruitment information, letters, brochures, and etc. You've probably started receiving phone calls too! If you are a junior...

For Parents

Strategic Readers Make Text to Self Connections

Strategic Readers Make Text to Self Connections

Strategic readers gain insight while they read by thinking about what they are reading and how ideas in this text relate to your own life, ideas, and experiences. There are universal themes, character types, and conflicts that show up in different texts. Sometimes we...

Making Text to Text Connections

Making Text to Text Connections

Strategic readers gain insight while they read by thinking about what they are reading and how that reading relates to something else they've read in the past. There are universal themes, character types, and conflicts that show up in different texts. Sometimes we can...

Youth Entrepreneur Camp June 11-15

Youth Entrepreneur Camp June 11-15

Free To Be, Usher's New Look Foundation, and My Learning Partners are hosting their 2nd annual Youth Entrepreneur Boot-camp. Each year we recruit 25 students with a high level of interest in entrepreneurship and who are currently enrolled in high-school to participate...

5 Need to Do’s After Attending a College Fair

5 Need to Do’s After Attending a College Fair

If  you are lucky enough to be a parent or guardian of a junior or senior high school student, your mailbox is stuffed each week with college recruitment information, letters, brochures, and etc. You've probably started receiving phone calls too! If you are a junior...

For Inspiration

It’s Okay for Christians to Schedule Prayer Times Daily

It’s Okay for Christians to Schedule Prayer Times Daily

Yesterday was all but an ordinary retightening appointment at Kinky Hair Studios. The conversation between my Christian self and my Muslim hair stylist, Roni, has given me the clarity I needed around setting aside time to have a conversation with God every day just as...

5 Ways to Turn Failure Into Success

5 Ways to Turn Failure Into Success

“If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again,” is good advice that is more easily said than done.  If you are like most people, getting over a failure is not easy.  Instead of getting up and trying again, you’d much rather take your chances at...

Let Your Mistake Be Your Motivator

Let Your Mistake Be Your Motivator

After making a mistake, you should not ask yourself "What was I thinking?" You should ask, "Did you die?" The answer of course would be "No" and that should be your motivator. If you live through it, you've already gained the spark of momentum you need to carry on. So...

No More Talking

No More Talking

Prayer has the tendency to do what conversation can't. Ever find yourself, telling a story or explaining a situation over and over again to different people hoping to find answers but no one you tell can seem to help you? You may or may not want to pray, but you don't...

God Can Turn Your Mess into a Miracle

God Can Turn Your Mess into a Miracle

When we make a mess of life but we have enough faith to trust God to work it out on our behalf, miracles happen. Yes, your mess can be manifested into a miracle. Go to God in prayer. Release yourself from worry and stress. Let it go and trust!

Pray Your Way

Pray Your Way

Do you want success? Mental, spiritual, financial, physical and/or material success? Do you want to win at the game of life?  Each day throughout the day take time to pray. During my morning social media stroll,  I came across  the quote "If prayer becomes a habit,...

Words to Live By

Words to Live By

Last Saturday, a group of my friends who believe in the power of prayer came together at my house for our first of many Praying Parent Back to School Bash get-togethers. We fellowshipped (socialized and ate...good) and we spent an hour talking about the importance of...

Tasty Lessons & Ideas for The Fruit of the Spirit

Look-a-here! Look-a-here! This is a truly a goodie to teach kids about the Fruit of the Spirit. I found this one on a blog by Tony Kummer. Check out the links below for free lessons and ideas for “The Fruit of the Spirit” Fruit of the Spirit Lessons (and coloring...

Workshops

Project On Purpose

Project On Purpose

Every day we intentionally do things in order to make it through the day. We do things On Purpose! We pick out our clothes and iron them the night before; we set the alarm clock to get up on time; we stick notes on the bathroom mirror. We intentionally plan out small...