Why it’s important to do an after school debrief

It’s been all over the news that the Fairfield Board of Education in Ohio had to suspend a white high school teachers,¬†Gil Voigt, for telling a black male student, “We don’t need another black president“. The story reminded me that, as black parents, we entrust our children to people who may not have their best […]

The Fake ADHD Epidemic

Credit: Fillmore Photography I’ve never really bought into the idea that ADHD was as prevalent as the media made it seem because it just didn’t seem plausible that American children would be more afflicted with this order than kids from other parts of the world. For instance, only .5% of French children are diagnosed and […]

Four reasons black parents should home-school

Home-schooling used to be the domain of the very religious or counter-cultural types (read: white) but times are certainly changing. Not only is home-schooling now becoming mainstream as more parents realize that traditional schooling may not be a good fit for their children but home-schooling families are becoming more diverse. Despite the increase in the […]

Freebie Friday: Hour Of Code

It’s another Freebie Friday and I’ve heard about yet another free computer coding event. Next week, December 9 thru 15, is Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) and a coalition of organizations – Computing in the Core, Code.org, and CSEdWeek – have come together to democratize computer programming. Throughout the week, people from age 6 – […]

Why are so many kids being diagnosed with ADHD?

What do the following people have in common? Albert Einstein Galileo Mozart Leonardo da Vinci Cher Bruce Jenner Charles Schwab Henry Winkler Danny Glover Walt Disney John Lennon Greg Louganis Winston Churchill Henry Ford Stephen Hawkings Jules Verne Alexander Graham Bell Woodrow Wilson Hans Christian Anderson Nelson Rockefeller Thomas Edison Gen. George Patton Agatha Christie […]

Freebie Friday: Your Kids Can Learn Computer Programming For Free!

That’s seven year-old Zora Ball, a cute but most importantly, a smart girl who is the youngest person ever to design a mobile app. Zora attends a science and technology in Philadelphia and she learned to design the program at her afterschool program, STEMnasium. Some experts argue that kids should be learning computer coding along […]