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E Wilson's Blog – February 2010 Archive (5)

The First Impression

Imagine the first meeting you ever had with a student who you would be establishing a relationship with as their mentor or tutor.

Do you remember how nerve-racking and awkward it was not knowing what questions to ask and how to ask them?

I’ve worked at 3 different schools and youth centers before moving to…


Added by E Wilson on February 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment


I'm learning how to put pictures within this blog like so..

For instance, I want to add this picture:

happy birthday Audre Lorde

Added by E Wilson on February 24, 2010 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Strategic Planning

Yesterday in Springfield, over 2,000 Illinoisans participated in the “We Can’t Wait” responsible budget rally. The purpose of the rally was to support efforts calling for legislators and lawmakers to approve a spending plan that would spare human services cuts to human services and provide more grant money to non-profit organizations by raising income taxes. As some of my readers can remember, I attended a…


Added by E Wilson on February 19, 2010 at 12:49am — 2 Comments

Socio-Econonomic Integration of Schools: A Chicago Civil Rights Issue

A great discussion was started at Fireside Learning, a social network of partners conversating on education about a post written by Richard Kahlenburg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, on the Obama Administration’s stance on socioeconomic integration of schools, which is a hot button issue for school officials in the CPS system. To view Kahlenbur’s post click here.

While the…


Added by E Wilson on February 10, 2010 at 5:17pm — 3 Comments

Reflections on Black History Month

February celebrates Black History Month, the shortest time of the year when our country pays extra attention to the contributions of Black Americans throughout history, yet should not this recognition be absorbed in our daily institutional education, as do most notable contributions to society, in order to be recognized by all throughout the year, and not just when the occasion deems it possible to do so? While pondering this question, let us all consider how the discrepancies in history and… Continue

Added by E Wilson on February 3, 2010 at 10:48pm — 2 Comments

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