Posts Tagged:self-esteem

TED Talk: Chris Abani “Telling Stories from Africa”

In this talk, Nigerian novelist and poet Chris Abani explains that much of what we know about who we think we are comes from stories. “The question is, how do I balance narratives that are wonderful with narratives of wounds and self-loathing? And this is the difficulty that I face. I am trying to move beyond…

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How Teaching Emotional Intelligence Can Help Educate Future Black Leaders

A powerful tool for success that should be taught in classrooms today is emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is defined as, “The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically”  is seen as the key to both personal and professional success. Why is emotional intelligence such an important…...

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Phenomenal Woman: Encouraging Black Girls (Video)

Dr. Maya Angelou was a prolific writer, thinker and activisit. Vivid images often flowed from the pages of her books, poems and essays as she introduced many readers to the power of words. YBE Reporter Tiffany Caesar provides strategies to encourage black girls using Dr. Maya Angelou as an example.

Five Strategies to Recover After Your Worst Day as a Teacher

Originally found at Edutopia You had a flat tire on the way to work. A child had a meltdown in class. You had to break up another fight during recess. The computers are down again. You received an email from an angry parent. An emergency breaks out during your lunch break. Your IEPs are overdue. Last…

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How To Make Students With Disabilities Successful

There was a time when the term disabled evoked images of individuals who could not function independently. However, students with disabilities can not only be independent, but very successful as well. Dr. Roosevelt Mitchell III explains how to make students with disabilities successful. He shares some of his personal experiences of growing up with a…...

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Is Your Child’s 504 Plan Being Followed? 6 Tips to Find Out

After various meetings and consultations, your child now has a 504 plan. But is the school actually providing him the services, modifications, and accommodations he is entitled to? Here are six tips to find out. Know who is responsible for each of your child’s services. Your child’s 504 plan should not only state the specific services…

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Five Ways to Raise Strong and Empowered Young Women (Video)

In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses discuss how affirmations build young women up and increase their self-esteem, which leads to better decisions over the course of their lives....

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Michelle Obama Brings Awareness to Educational Disparities for Girls Worldwide

“If we want to end global poverty, if we want to improve the plight of our country, educating girls is the key to all of that,” affirms First Lady Michelle Obama at an event Tuesday at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. This statement comes a few days after an appearance at the Global Citizen Festival.…

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How To Make Students With Disabilities Successful (Video)

There is misinformation circulating about learning disabilities. Some parents assume that if a child is diagnosed as having a learning a disability that means that a child can not excel in school. In this segment, Dr. Roosevelt Mitchell III explains how to make students with disabilities successful. He shares some of his personal experiences of…...

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