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Grilling ‘Em: The Need to Teach Gen Z and Millennials How to Cook

  IKEA is beneath my son.  My 3-year-old son, Zyed, loves to help with everything in the kitchen. He seems to natural exude the desire to help people (thank God) … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Using Fantasy Sports in the Classroom

“I think I’m in love…again.” —Andre Benjamin I think I have found a new addiction. Or at least I have found a healthy outlet to unload my lifelong infatuation with … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Clothes Do Make the Teacher

The controversy of the young Atlanta teacher’s clothing choice hit very close to home for me. The topic of “professionalism” in the field of education is a passionate subject I … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Many thanks to my old school district – Austin ISD!

      It was great fun to perform my presentation, “Digital Expressions of Hip Hop Historians”. My August 4 presentation for the Austin ISD Social Studies department revolved around … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thank you for your time Cal Poly Pomona

At the Dubai Radisson Blu Hotel, I had the absolute privilege to speak to a class of Cal Poly Pomona university students who came to the Emirates to learn about … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Teachers! Step Yo’ Game Up!

“You can’t make a living by playing video games all damn day!” – Anonymous Bewildered Educator… Game over for you teachers and parents who have blindly preached the Gospel of … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Self-Help Initiatives for Refugee Populations

In the fall of 2003, I had the absolute privilege to work with the Self Help Initiative For Sustainable Development (SHIFSD)in Buduburam, Ghana. At the time, Buduburam was the location … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment