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Paying it Forward this Thanksgiving: NBA Detroit Piston, Will Bynum Helps Clara's House in Chicago

NBA Detroit Piston and Chicago native, Will Bynum, is helping a Chicago south side shelter, Clara’s House, all around—helping those who live in the shelter as well as the owner who was hit with a disconnect electricity bill—a month ago–. Bynum and his ReachITeach Foundation, is making sure the nearly 50 women and children who... Read more »

Teaching Our Kids To Be Proud On Their Own

Teaching Our Kids To Be Proud On Their Own
Our world has changed. We seek instant gratification, feedback, and approval from others, even from people we don’t know. We do this at home, at work, online and in school. People post pictures waiting for a comment; provide a Facebook status every 5 minutes. Why? Is this to feel loved, to feel part of community?... Read more »

5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Child's School Confidence

5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Child's School Confidence
Although it is not always easy to find the time to focus on your child everyday, there are small things you can do at home to help boost school confidence. Below are some general examples that can be used as appropriate to fit your family needs. 1. Talk To Me: Create a time in the... Read more »

What She Did...And She Didn't Need Much..

What She Did...And She Didn't Need Much..
What She Did…. When your daughter broke her arm, along with one other person, she stayed with her after everyone went home. She consoled her and told her everything was going to be okay. She paused her tears and calmed her down, and she even made her laugh a little. She caught your daughter sending... Read more »

How To Stay Afloat In The Workforce....A Brief Career Lesson

Over the past 7 years of my career, I have been working with the higher education population (mainly adults working on further certifications).   My role covered both academic and career advising.  For the past 3 years, I have been trying to make my message clear:  searching for a job has changed, the playing field... Read more »

Our Focus: The Victims

Our Focus:  The Victims
Tonight, our country grieves.  We grieve for the families of the injured, the lives that were taken too soon, and for those whose lives have been changed forever.   When incidents like this happen, the victims are the people who are quickly forgotten.  Those who have suffered unspeakable loss are quietly put in the background as... Read more »

On Gratitude: Finding Time To Say Thank You To Those Who Have Inspired

My 20th high school reunion is quickly approaching this October.  My memories are numerous; late Friday nights at Omega, roller-skating at the Playdium, football games, dances, laughs and friendships that still continue today.  However, with all of the social memories, there are just as many meaningful academic memories.  These academic memories played an enormous role... Read more »

A Teacher's Gift

Thank you so much for all of your support! I know that it would not have been possible without the immense efforts you have put behind me! -Darshan, 2012 Many people do not understand the depth and dedication of the teaching profession. Teachers have gotten a bad rap lately and choosing to stay in the... Read more »
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    Robyn is currently the Creative Director at Dreams for Kids. She is a certified elementary teacher and ESL teacher in Illinois, who has taught 4th-6th grade, middle school ESL, and ESL to adults. She specializes in the fields of writing, ESL, technology and higher education. She is an academic and career professional advisor for the state of Illinois, the Managing Editor of ED News Daily, and a blogger for Chicago Now. She has been published and/or profiled on Linkedin Today, Edudemic, Reading Horizons, BG Patch, fhytimes, Edutopia, Elmer's Glue, Xavier University News and more. Robyn was recently featured on Linkedin's corporate blog: An Unexpected Journey: 10 Ways Linkedin Changed My Life In One Year. Humbled and honored, she was also interviewed by Xavier University, discussing her life's dedication and work in the field of education, as part of their "American Dream Project," the only collection of American dreamers to date. In addition to her passion for writing, she also has a great love of higher education. She launched and managed the first graduate advising program for National Louis University, supporting over 2,500 teachers. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in ESL.

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