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Tweet Every year I have at least one parent ask me for tips on how they can talk to their child about race and racism. On the flip side I know that there are parents who are offended when a teacher teaches their child about racism and will often object to it by making statements […]

How Was Your Weekly Ride?

by Queenie on February 4, 2011

Tweet Happy Friday! I’m so glad you joined us this week, I hope you found the weekly thought provocative and compelling. Let me know if you did anything to explore Black History Month. As you know we end each week with our uphill climbs and our downhill celebrations, below is a glimpse of how my […]

Tweet Black History Month is a time for America to celebrate the achievements of African Americans to this country. Yes! we advocate celebrating BHM 365 days a year, however February is the time that we take every year to look at the accomplishments of the people of African decent in America. Negro History Week  was […]

How Was Your Weekly Ride?

by Queenie on December 31, 2010

Tweet Whew, the week flew by so fast and like that tomorrow will be the start of a brand new year. Many of us are tying up loose ends and making new beginnings. I am thrilled that I have the opportunity to coast with you into to the new year.  On behalf of the Tandem […]

Wednesday Wisdom | Childlike Play

by Queenie on December 29, 2010

Tweet “The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province.” ~Albert Einstein

Tweet On a typical morning during the week I usually try to have my kids take a morning snack and play break at about 10:30 am. I’ll admit there are days when I don’t get them out on time but its not my fault, partially its because we are tying up last minute loose ends […]

How Was Your Weekly Ride?

by Queenie on December 10, 2010

Tweet I don’t know about you but this week  felt like a roller coaster ride for me. I went from working in my classroom, coaching in the evenings to meetings and other appointments. Whew!  I can’t believe how fast it went.Tell us about your ride this week. Here is how my week looked: Uphill Climbs […]

Tweet Picture this scene: you’ve cooked dinner, and you’ve poured your love into it. You make the announcement that it’s time to eat, yet no one arrives to the dinner table eager to taste this scrumptious meal that you have just whipped up. So you try again, this time you yell out, “Dinner is ready!” […]

Tweet Isn’t it strange that sometimes we avoid the things that are best for us? I got a big lesson about that at my Thanksgiving celebration, which was far from traditional this year. Megs and I went on The Great Ducking Out Rally in Portland. It was fun. And so exciting. It was really nutty […]

Tweet Day in and day out it was the same story. I just couldn’t figure out what the problem was. Sierra, couldn’t stand Nahzina. The dislike was so strong, Sierra would complain about Nahzina breathing. If Nahzina looked at Sierra, Sierra would say, “Ms. Queenie, she’s looking at me! Tell her to stop.” I’d watch […]