Posts tagged "Mom Congress"

A Simple Thank You for Mother's Day

A Simple Thank You for Mother's Day
Happy Mother’s Day! I had good intentions of posting something earlier in the week related to this special day. In keeping with my School Zone theme, my grand plan was to feature some of the outstanding education-advocates I met through Parenting Magazine’s Mom Congress last spring. I would interview a few moms from across the... Read more »

If the President Can Make Time for Parent-Teacher Conferences, So Can You

If the President Can Make Time for Parent-Teacher Conferences, So Can You
This is the time of year that schools start to hold their parent-teacher conferences.  Will you be ready? Are you making time to attend your child’s parent-teacher conference? Last spring, Parenting Magazine editorial director,  Ana Connery addressed the Mom Congress with the theme of Parent Teacher Partnerships.  She relayed a story about having interviewed President... Read more »

Obama vs. Romney - On Education

Obama vs. Romney - On Education
I have been intending to write a post for School Zone covering where the presidential candidates stand on education related issues. Last week, my friend and Missouri Mom Congress Delegate, Angela McCormick posted where her research on this subject took her- so I asked her to guest blog what she found. Welcome Angela! Where do... Read more »
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Walking the Red Carpet of Won't Back Down

Walking the Red Carpet of Won't Back Down
The “teacher movie” genre is full of inspiring stories, fictional and non-fictional designed to move the audience. Everyone has a favorite. Mine are Stand and Deliver, Lean on Me, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Dead Poet’s Society, and Mona Lisa Smile. Recently released, Won’t Back Down is another movie in this genre, but this time the emphasis... Read more »

Don't Ask Your Child What They Did At School...

Don't Ask Your Child What They Did At School...
Instead ask them “did they ask any good questions today in class?” This promotes critical thinking skills.     Regional Director of the National Family Engagement Alliance and fellow Mom Congress Delegate (CT), Gwen Samuel posted this suggestion recently. Immediately, I saw the potential for a blog post!   What Exactly is Critical Thinking ?... Read more »

Heading Back to School with the ABCs of Life

Heading Back to School with the ABCs of Life
The lunches are made. The backpacks are filled with school supplies. Brand new gym shoes have all been bought. Summer has passed all too quickly, and the night before the start of the new school year is here. This is the perfect time of year to share an inspirational message from Byron V. Garrett, the... Read more »
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Mom Congress Selection Lands Me on WGN's Chicago's Very Own

Mom Congress Selection Lands Me on WGN's Chicago's Very Own
It was an honor! It was exciting! It was really fun! Friday as the Olympic Games debuted with their Opening Ceremonies, all eyes in my house were switched over to WGN’s Nine O’Clock news where I was to be featured as one of Chicago’s Very Own. Pretty stiff competition to go up against, but the... Read more »

What Inspires You?

When was the last time you were truly inspired?  When did someone or something motivate you to action, spark your emotions, or awaken you, causing you to think in a different way? Can’t remember? Not surprising. In the busy routine of our work-a-day lives, inspiration seems elusive and all too rare. In the wood paneled... Read more »
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