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OPT OUT! Know Your Rights

By Jacquelyn L. McDaniel, The Urban Educator (April 2017) PARENTS CAN OPT OUT OF TESTING FOR THEIR CHILD!      As standardized testing is underway or about to begin in schools across California, many parents are reaching out to teachers … Continue reading OPT OUT! Know Your Rights

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Urban Educator…Whats That?

What Urban Education is all about! Continue reading Urban Educator…Whats That?

A Soul Loved by Prince! – Eryn Allen Kane

What if she didn’t have access to musical instruments in school? Continue reading A Soul Loved by Prince! – Eryn Allen Kane

I Got the KEYS!

By Jacquelyn L. McDaniel, The Urban Educator (April 17, 2017) In the words of DJ Khaled, “I got the KEYS“, well at the least the most important one – the Knowledge that Empowers You. Why be house wine when you … Continue reading I Got the KEYS!

Pulling Hair…A Real Disorder?

Have you ever heard of trichotillomania or hair pulling disorder? While it isn’t a rare mental illness (apparently over 1% of Americans live with this disorder), most people aren’t aware of it or other body-focused repetitive behaviours. (BFRBs) According to the Canadian BFRB Support Network, trichotillomania is “the compulsive urge to pull out hair from […] via One Woman’s Story With Trichotillomania, The Hair-Pulling Disorder — Slay Girl Society Continue reading Pulling Hair…A Real Disorder?

Math Fun! Engaging Online Math Games

Enjoy Math! Continue reading Math Fun! Engaging Online Math Games

President Obama Chooses to be Socially Just!

Written by Jacquelyn L. McDaniel theurbaneducator.org Dr. Ryun Harper Emergency Dept. Physician at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, CA. Medical Informaticistst with Daughters of Charity Hospital Hear how health information exchange is crucial for physicians in an ED. Hear an ED physicians perspective on how the technology of health information exchange benefits all constituents involved in patient care providers, hospitals, payers and, most importantly, patients. Murphy’s Law has been the ruler of physical world at least since the age of nine. That was when my skates, not me, tripped over a cracked in the sidewalk caused by the growing … Continue reading President Obama Chooses to be Socially Just!

Grammar Songs

By Jacquelyn McDaniel, The Urban Educator (April 2017) Songs that teach parts of speech Culturally Relevant Teaching in Action! Songs were written by a 10th grade English teacher who tested them in grades 1-10. It is designed to teach students the parts of speech, the basic rules of grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary. Definitions and rules are taught through catchy songs which are highly effective memory aids, “earbuds”. The songs cover verbs, nouns, sentences, pronouns, compound personal pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, apostrophes, prepositions, direct objects, capitalization, plurals, irregular verbs, quotations marks, and 72 Greek & Latin prefixes and suffixes. How can you … Continue reading Grammar Songs