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Summer Fun, Summer Learning

By Terry Ann Williams-Richard  Many students, families, and teachers are already singing…school’s out for summer! However, beware of the summer slide. This is especially important to remember due to the ongoing pandemic. The summer slide isn’t a dance or an amusement park ride.  It’s the loss of educational gains some students experience when they do…

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The Difference is You Written by Terry Ann Williams-RichardCopyright December 15, 2017 This poem was written as a special dedication to you, my gifted, committed, and hard-working colleagues. Thank you! You make a difference daily in the lives of children and their families,Your students are reading, writing, computing, and believing in possibilities.Yes, they can meet…

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My Kids

By Terry Ann Williams-Richard SPECIAL NOTE: I’m dedicating this poem to my fellow educators during Teacher Appreciation Week 2021. Our kids are our heart and at the core of what we do and why we do it. Keep reaching and teaching! Choosing to reach and teach our futureI call them my kidsThe young minds that…

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How My Book Just Call Me Scholar Was Born

Written & Read By Terry Ann Williams-Richard Everything is always working out for me, is one of my favorite affirmations. The creation of my book Just Call Me Scholar is an excellent manifestation of Everything is always working out for me. Everything is always working out for me. As a Contributing Writer for The African-American…

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It’s Not All About the “Big Four”

By Dr. Kimberly Porter, Guest Blogger A few years ago, I was an English/Language Arts teacher at an urban charter school in Columbus, Ohio. This school was created for students who needed to catch up on credits to graduate, and/or who did not do well socially in the traditional school setting. They ranged in age…

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Tenacity Talks Podcast 11-16-2020

Join me for a conversation with Lauren Nance, owner of Nance Communications, LLC., who has experienced transformation while doing and being in business for nearly 30 years. Hear more about Lauren’s journey as she spreads the message that yes, you can start or build a business even in a pandemic.

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