Did Edison Really Invent The Lightbulb?

In grade school, every student is told that Thomas Alva Edison invented the lightbulb. With increased wisdom I’ve acquired, I’m not so sure. In 1878, we all learned that Edison, of Menlo, New Jersey, created the very 1st lightbulb. No one has ever disputed this information.Both during and after slavery, considered ‘property’ of whites who […]

A “Constitutional Crisis” Indeed

The absolute best statement that I’ve heard made by one of our political representatives in Washington, D.C., astounded me. It was so accurate, that I don’t believe that the person who made that statement realized it at the time. Resounding and resonating with me was the characterization of this current societal, racial, political, interpersonal climate […]

Making A Case For Parent-Teacher Engagement

  As a public school middle grades teacher, besides boasting a district 1st classroom web site, I always ASKED parents about their concerns and questions regarding instruction, homework assignments and encouraged them to email me, as well. Parental input is vital to achievement.We want them to be on the same page with us.  If parents […]

The Common Sense Parenting[CSP] Framework

  Common Sense Parenting[CSP] is a group-based class for parents. It is comprised of 6 weekly, 2-hour sessions led by trainers who focus on teaching practical skills to increase children’s positive behavior, decrease negative behaviors and model alternative behavior. GOAL Equip parents with a logical method for changing their children’s behaviors through teaching positive behaviors, […]