During these times (out of an abundance of caution), we must maintain social distancing. In order to maintain our sanity we must connect to a higher being in a way that lifts our spirits, we must exercise so that we can continue to take care of ourselves and those that we love and must remain…

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I want to take this opportunity to share with you information about what is occupying the greatest majority of my thinking at the start of this new year. I’ll begin by referring to a quote by Gloria Larson Billings. Dr. Billings shares with us that the goal of equitable education is not to help students…

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Students across the entire country are in the process of meeting their final standardized testing requirements for the school year. The intent of this blog post is to cause you to examine the extent to which you believe that requiring students to take more tests, has actually caused for statistically significant improvements in student achievement. My…

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I am thrilled to share with you information about this week’s upcoming guest for my Podcast show entitled What’s Really Going On: A Spotlight on Solutions for Improving Student Achievement in America Schools. The Podcast will be released Monday, April 15th and shared on my website http://Sonyawhitaker.com as well as via social media. Dr. Wahl…

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Just over a week ago I had the very distinct honor of delivering a keynote presentation to over 60 School Boards in the great state of Illinois. The topic of the presentation was Empowerment Through STEM. The angle that I took as it relates to addressing the topic is one rarely taken, although there is…

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Included in this blog post is a link to the article entitled, Teachers Go Public With Their Letters of Resignation. http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2017/04/why_do_teachers_quit_their_res.html?cmp=eml-contshr-shr This article was written in response to the thousands of letters of resignations written by teachers that have elected to leave the education profession entirely. This topic is of interest to me in particular…

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So, what happened to teachers in 2018? As is indicated in the article entitled, Teachers Quit Their Jobs in Record Numbers In 2018, the Wall Street Journal has reported that in 2018 teachers quit their jobs at the fastest rate on government record. Why do you believe that this has occurred? I think that we would all…

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I’d like to wish my readers a happy holiday season. I enter this season with the spirit of thanksgiving particularly as it relates to all of the life lessons that I have learned.  This week’s blog post is entitled: In the Spirit of Excellence, and is written as a result of interactions that I have had…

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