Category Archives: Education

…on being a school social worker

This post is written for my Mesa Community College and Arizona State University social work students so that they can truly understand and appreciate the journey they have started. It is dedicated to the students of Bostrom Alternative Center (19 yrs) … Continue reading

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My Medicine Bundle

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ADHD and Medication

The following is a discussion post for my online chemical dependency class this week. It will be interesting to see if there are any students who start to moralize the issue. There are always one or two. Let me share … Continue reading

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School Tech: 6 Important Lessons From Maine’s Student Laptop Program

I believe this will become common place in our schools and the sooner the better. In 2002, the state of Maine signed a $37 million contract with Apple that provided laptops to 33,000 middle school students and 3,000 teachers. The contract … Continue reading

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Arizona State University | Scholarship Supports Students Interested In Public Service Careers

A new scholarship program offered by the University is opening up doors for students who have a passion for public service. Read the story here in the State Press.

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Racial Disparity In School Suspensions

My own experiences as a school social worker support this study but I believe it was related to the 85% minority student body. In many of the nation’s middle schools, black boys were nearly three times as likely to be … Continue reading

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About My Job: The Community College Professor

My friend Dr. X sent me a link to a letter by a community college instructor. It rings true for me. I believe the assumption is that instructors are the product of a liberal-biased education and then we decide to … Continue reading

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10 iPhone Apps To Get You Back to School

The best part of going back to school is clearly the shopping. Even though a new notebook can go a long way in preparing you for the new year, the iPhone also has a ton of apps that will help to … Continue reading

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Beloit College Mindset List 2010

This is how incoming college freshmen view the world. Eye opening… Beloit College Mindset List.

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