Posts tagged ‘United States’

Does TEEN PREGNANCY dEsTrOy the Nation’s Youth?

teen pregnancy powerpoint



Barack Obama’s Biggest Fans

We shall overcome someday…!” Do you remember what you were doing when Barack Obama officially became the President of the United States? I remember when this revolution was being televised, I was on the phone with my father who was shedding tears of joy. I remember how proud he was in the moment and how grateful he was to witness such acceptance and change that had taken place. I was overjoyed as well.

When I returned to school, my students were filled with excitement. Their parents/grandparents  had obviously talked to them about the significance of having an African American president. They were eager to share what they had learned. It seemed that overnight, they developed empathy for people of other races and in their own way, they understood that the world was moving toward greatness.

I am a teacher who never fails to incorporate some form of art into every lesson. For this task, students worked in collaborative groups of 3 and 4. The objective was to find out as much as they could about our 1st Black President of the United States. They utilized technology to research/print pictures of Barack Obama, his family, and great moments during his life and campaign. They developed small tidbits about what being black meant to them at this very time.

My students now believe that anything is possible to achieve, especially for minorities.  To be president of any nation is a great success in itself.

On this day, they held their heads high and they knew that if “he can, then YES WE CAN!”

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troubled youth die young

For a bit over a decade I have welcomed the never ending, rewarding challenge of teaching some of the most beautiful children living in dire circumstances. Many of these children have been written off and deemed unreachable. I ask you, does an “unreachable” child even exist? Could it be that many who try have simply missed the mark because the tendency to “mistreat what we don’t understand” has revealed itself to these children and turned them off?

What does it take personally, to make a significant impact in a child’s life? What does one have to become?

Like many endeavors and rendezvous that we all pursue in our lifetime, soul searching becomes an inevitable course of action. Teaching is not a profession that you can simply jump into halfheartedly. Everyone cannot teach!

Children have a keen sense of reality and authenticity. They notice when we are not truly invested in their well being, their life, and overall happiness. They notice when we are superficial and when we are vulnerable. Both of these qualities can heavily impact a child’s life. But…who is it that we have to become?

Something to think about….

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