Educational Narrative

Education began as a heavy weight that I had to lug through to a finish lineā€¦ and then I realized it was my calling to transfer it rather than just experience it. Experiences shape us as we grow through the lessons they teach us. We learn better as we have more personal and professional experiences…

How do your prior experiences and beliefs shape they way you interpret the world around you? What impact does this “positionality” have on your perspective and interests in education?

My prior beliefs and experiences have been huge influences on how I interpret the world around me. I was always sensitive to culture and open to learning about my students because of this. I have experience teaching and learning in many cultures, such as Britain, Arabia, North America, Germany, and France. These experiences brought me…

Why is collaboration so challenging for organizations?

Collaboration is only great when all parties are in sync. This is not always the case, however, as there is a wide-spread case of inconsistency in of concerns, interests, needs, values and transparency. The collaboration in an organization, just like anything else, requires those things to be leveled and stable in members of its body….

Why is LinkedIn so important today?

The answer is simple… it is the new resume! Whatever you have posted on LinkedIn is the first thing someone will look at given they are part of that professional networking site. The best thing about it is that it is not only a place to find jobs and connect with people, but it is…

Motivation: FIND YOUR JUICE!

Here is a presentation I put together to talk about motivation and how it is important in transforming a stumped mind to one of a successful achiever. If you decide to watch the presentation, then there is no need to read any further. Motivation has been an uphill battle for even the youngest of us….

If and Only if.

Who are we? What are we? Why are we? When are we? How are we? IFF we are. There are as many questions the inquisitive want to ask as there are many things that are out of comprehension’s reach. There is much science cannot explain as there is much intuition cannot fathom. The edge of…

We are not WHITE.

Why are we being lumped into “WHITE” in the United States? Why is there White, Black, Asian or Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Multiracial, and Hispanic but no Samaritans (not only Israeli – it is more properly a regional background term) or Middle Eastern (Including North African by regional definition – I have…

Online, Mobile, and Technology-Enhanced Learning (e-Learning)

Online pedagogy has become an integral part of learning in many education institutions, regardless of its controversial issues among education enthusiasts. Although it has some disadvantages, the advantages outweigh them. Hopefully, the future will find the perfect blends of online and direct education so that students receive the best learning experience as possible. The presentation…

Why are there locks on preschool doors, anyway?

This is a response for: My Son Got Kicked Out of Preschool Dear Charlotte Hilton Andersen, I’m sorry that our preschool system is too paranoid and unstable and that your son is one of those many who had to suffer it without even understanding that he did something wrong. In fact, I bet he still…

Is University Universal?

Choosing to go to university is like choosing where to build a parking garage. #soutessahara Is university truly necessary for everyone? Is it a measure of a man? Sometimes – it depends on personal goals, expectations and potential. Let’s get real… not everyone is benefiting from that $20,000+ degree. To decide if university/college level education…