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Cultivating a culture of reading is crucial to building and sustaining an innovation based, 21st century economy.  Therefore, concerted efforts must take place to ensure that students are encourage to … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Maktub – It is Written

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” Albert Einstein   Monday, August 15, 2016, on a warm sunny summer in Austin, Erykah Badu’s song “Phone Down” came on the radio.  … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Governor Kasich’s Idea: Making teachers go back to work!

I came across this news from a teachers’ group on my Facebook.  SOOO many teachers on the group hated this idea.  I actually love it.  There is a large disconnect … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Failing Schools Need More Historians and Economists at the Helm

The Harvard Business Review published a research study done in the UK suggests that there are five types of school leaders – and one is the most successful yet underappreciated.  … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Requiem and Hymn for The American Dream Team

Making America the GREATEST Economy Again: How to Lose and Regain American Swag “My swag was phenomenal.” ―Gilbert Arenas In the summer of 2004, I witnessed a Greek tragedy unfold … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

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