Posts Tagged:Writing

You Don’t Have to be a Writing Expert to Help Your Child Write Well

By Tyra Seldon From my vantage point, most people either love writing or hate it—very rarely do I meet people who are ambivalent or indifferent about the topic. I can even remember some of my former students, who were optical engineering majors, asking me, “How is this relevant for my profession?” Compounding this even further…

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Dr. Tyra Seldon: 3 Practical Ways to Improve Your Child’s Writing Skills Right Now

By Tyra Seldon Technology-assisted platforms have become the primary means in which most young people engage with other people. Couple that with social media and most young people spend a significant amount of their time and energy communicating. Texting, Tweeting, Instagramming and Facebooking all involve some form of communication, more specifically “writing.” However, the writing that…

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Don’t Watch Me Nae Nae, Watch Me Blog

By Tyra Seldon If you are a parent, a teacher, or someone who happens to turn on the radio, you are probably very familiar with Silento’s song “Watch Me.” Many of us even refer to it as the Nae Nae/Whip song. I have literally seen young children stop everything that they were doing to start singing…

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Principal Creates A Student Rap Video For Student Engagement (Video)

[fvplayer src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/ybevideos/Shango+Blake.mp4″] In this video, Your Black Education’s Roosevelt Mitchell III speaks with former New York Principal Shango Blake. Blake was known as the “Hip Hop Principal” after his school created a rap video about wearing school uniforms. All of the students worked together to create the song, to record the video, to package their…...

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What Black Parents Should Expect With Their Child’s Transition to 3rd Grade

Third grade is an important time in young children’s life and education. They are making the transition from the lower elementary to the upper grades. Students are now becoming more mature and independent learners. Students in the third grade will progress from practicing basic skills to mastering them and moving on to work with more…...

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High Schools Are Failing To Prepare Students To Write Correctly (Video)

[fvplayer src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/ybevideos/High+School+Are+Failing+To+Prepare+Students+To+Write+Correctly.mp4″] With technology, there are many shortcuts that students take when they are writing. Too often, this seeps into their academic writing. In this video, Roosevelt Mitchell III and Rosita Lewis discuss writing as it pertains to college students. Rosita Lewis, a director of TRIO services, says she has observed that many students entering…...

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Fire Writing: Here are Ways to Inspire your Child to Write

“Fire writing.” What is that? It’s a technique where you just tell people to write and they write. During that time period, you aren’t supposed to be stressed about what you are writing. You just need to write like crazy without stopping to erase anything. This is a great strategy for just getting the ideas…

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3 Classes that Every High School Student Should Take to Get Ahead in Life

By Tyra Seldon If you are hanging out in education circles, you have probably heard quite a lot about the importance of STEM education. Many groups, organizations, and school districts are funding programs and initiatives that focus on math and science. However, there are other skill sets that students need in order to be successful,…

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Do You Want to Write Like Hemingway?

By Tyra Seldon Perhaps you are too young to remember American author Ernest Hemingway. He was a prolific 20th-century writer who was known for a captivating writing style. Hemingway often left his audience mesmerized by his ability to create vivid images and develop multi-dimensional characters. Interestingly, he was able to do all of this by writing…

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