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Involve Me: A Look at the Power of Experience on Learning

“Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I will remember. Involve me, and I will understand”

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Engaging Emotions: Role of Emotions in Learning

Upon hearing the word “emotions”, what immediately comes to mind is a line from the Destiny’s Child song “Emotions”, which declares, “Its just emotions taking me over.” This simple, yet profound line speaks to the immense and often overlooked power of emotions on our thoughts and behavior. Researches have long studied and debated this relationship between emotions and reasoning, particularly as it pertains to learning and development. Findings have been released showing a direct impact of emotions on the learning process. In the current midst of our country’s education crisis, these findings are essential to our approach in teaching and fostering motivated and successful learners in the classroom.       

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The Power of School Culture: Addressing the Issue of Systematic Failure for Black Males

   It can be argued that the U.S. has created and maintained a culture of black males who feel trapped in the stereotypes of society and therefore often fall into them. With no one expecting them to amount to anything but a statistic, African-American males subconsciously fulfill the roles of high school dropout, drug dealer, criminal, gangster, jock, and teen father. They continuously feed into a system that exploits rather than supports them.

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