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TWS Client News: Author & Early Childhood Authority, Dr. Bisa Sounds Off about School System Test Scores

Author & Early Learning Authority Dr. Bisa Sounds Off in Her Blog, Says It’s Not Just the Numbers

By: Tamika Morrison

If you follow education news, are an educator and/or parent, then likely, you’re feeling the frustrations of many across the nation as it relates to our seemingly faltering educational system.

Author & Early Learning Expert, Dr. Bisa

Author and Early Learning Authority Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, affectionately called ‘Dr. Bisa’, managing partner of Ideal Early Learning, LLC –an education consulting firm based in Atlanta, is sounding off in her latest blog about the fallout in the Atlanta Public School system’s alleged cheating scandal and performance of schools throughout the state of Georgia. Ideal Early Learning, LLC, is one of a few chosen firms leading the way in Georgia to revamp the state’s education system starting with the professional development of early childhood educators and the eligibility requirements effective 2012 by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

Georgia has ranked among the lowest-performing states over the last decade in education. The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s 2005 report on Georgia’s rankings showed that Georgia ranked 48th in teen high school dropouts and 49th in public high school graduation. Keep in mind that these rates are from lowest to highest. The most recent reports show that Georgia is now 47th, which has only occurred due to its record number of high school dropouts. With a 10% increase in high school dropouts, Georgia ranks the highest in dropouts among states its size (KIDS COUNT Data Center, 2009).

Dr. Bisa comments in her latest blog post, Public Schools in Georgia: The Proof is in the Pudding, “Media attention on education in the state of Georgia has been heightened due to the spring reports on schools cheating on standardized tests and the resignation of State Superintendent Kathy Cox. While finger-pointing continues to be redirected, the victims (our children) continue to suffer from a lack of quality educational experiences.” Dr. Bisa home schools her sons ages 9 and 13 and made this decision mainly because of disappointment with the quality of education offered in Georgia’s public school system. She reflects…

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TWS Client News: TANKOH Launches Its ‘Mommy & Me’ Computers

Technology Expert’s Warning to Parents: Do You Know What Your Child is Doing Online?

In today’s global and virtual world, the need for parents to have full control over their child’s on-line activity has become a high necessity as compared to previous decades. With children as young as three years of age being increasingly savvy with technology, parents need to protect their families from becoming a statistic of on-line predators. I sat down with Technology Expert, Phil Temb of Atlanta-based TANKOH, a computer manufacturer and IT management company to talk about some interesting view points regarding Internet safety for children and the launch of their latest product for parents that have concerns about their children’s vulnerability when surfing the net.

According to reports, three in ten victims of on-line child predator cases appear to be aged 6 and under – with five percent apparently younger than two years of age which runs parallel to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) report, a division in charge of closing illegal Internet content. More than three-quarters of these child victims are girls. Most parents have busy schedules trying to keep up with the current economy and may not have time to closely monitor their child’s on-line activity.

A survey conducted by TANKOH, an Atlanta-based IT Management company, in 2009 proves that most parents with teens are worried about on-line dating activities, taking into account the most recent happenings of the “Craigslist killer”. Today most children and teens meet new friends and partners on-line; however most of these individuals turn out to be vicious in nature. In this survey of over 1000 single mothers and parents, it was revealed parents are in deep need of computer technology that can help protect their children and deliver guaranteed safe content even in their absence. To answer this growing concern,TANKOH has created one of the first-line of computers specifically designed to help parents.TANKOH’s signature computer package, Mommy & Me was created to help parents protect their children from various on-line dangers like ….Click here to read more….

What are YOU Choosing?

By: Tamika L. Morrison

Have you ever felt like you were stuck between a rock and a hard place?  I mean, like a serious crossroad?  That place where you are where you are but it’s not where you want to be and where you want to be, you can see it, but something is keeping you from getting there?  Well, that’s what life has felt like for me majority of this year.  I had this inkling when 2010 arrived that THIS would be the year of CHANGE for me.  Not like in a bad way, but in a way that would put a few crowns on my head.  I was nervous ringing this New Year in fo’sho!

About a month ago I received quite an interruption in my life – in my spirit – I’m very intuitive and “in tune” with myself and when sudden wave of anger, frustration and irritation seemed to overcome me – I got on the phone and dialed up my therapist ASAP.  Two weeks later I was laid out on the couch, and then I knew, THIS wasn’t it either.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I think we all should have a ‘shrink’ on speed dial and she’s a damn good one (we have history!), but  I knew that whatever  was ‘changing’ , this method of managing it wasn’t gonna work.  I sensed that if I didn’t get these issues resolved quickly, then the progress I was making professionally, personally and spiritually would soon unravel – by my own hands.  Not good!  Then, like clockwork, depression descended upon my world like the return of Katrina and there was nothing to do but deal with it.

Thanks to one of my best friends who’s connected to the right people at the right time, I got an invitation to “attend a life changing event” last weekend – her exact words. And because she’s one of my Besties, I trusted her and arranged my calendar to attend the 4-day adventure.  It was during that time in this ‘incubator” that I fully awakened again never to sleep on the POWER I have to CHOOSE the kind of life I desire to live.  Master Teacher, Sylvia High, this secret weapon of Humanity, whose anointed teaching and purity of love will

Master Teacher, Sylvia High

shock and shake the skeletons loose in anybody’s closet, is the angel I truly prayed for.  With four days of INTENSE therapeutic discovery, I arose with such power, clarity, awareness and confidence that I’m ALREADY exactly what I need to be to go where I know I should be!  For some reason, this was quite profound to me – that I ALREADY possess everything I need to succeed!  *Record Scratching* Hole up??!  I AM these things already?!?! *Wiping Brow* Damn, that’s good news!

Fifteen of u s- mostly strangers emerged from our fragile shell of ‘selves’ at the beginning to Empowered, Capable and Powerful individuals. Surrounded by love and encouragement, I immediately became ‘unstuck” from limiting beliefs that had me stuck in that hard place and I was instantly RELEASED, armed with new insights and awareness that authorized me with new choices.

Sylvia’s course aptly known as ‘The Basic’ is a two evening, two-day journey designed to have each participant uncover the maximum number of underlying assumptions and hidden beliefs that keeps one stuck. Once these beliefs are uncovered, participants are empowered with new choices and possibilities. Literally.  By the very next day, I had already faced some hard stuff: I reached out to a ‘friend’ who hurt me, to face the issue of what caused the hurt, but got their voicemail (I tried though!), I started responding differently to people around me – in a more welcoming and loving spirit than one of suspicion and distrust and it was complimented and noticed. Business ‘opportunities’ became solid agreements, it’s been…like….a miracle! There’s so much more to this story, but in the spirit of “time”, I’ll keep it short. 🙂

Now, fully operating in my FULL CAPABILITIES, I challenge you to awaken and CHOOSE your thoughts carefully because they determine the temperature of the quality of life as you experience it.  And beware, those thoughts will become actions in which you’ll have to deal with the consequences.  If you CHOOSE negative thinking, you best believe that’s what you’ll get and if you nurture the positives – the ones that are TRUE about who you REALLY are, well you know that’s what you’ll get too!

I’m so excited to have met Sylvia and happy to tell you, you can get some too as she and her team will be back in Atlanta on August 5th at Ramada Airport from 7pm to 9pm and she’ll be a guest on The Greenlight Project on August 6th. There’s so much more to come from this awesome woman, but see for yourself and visit her website.  In the meantime, sign up for the intro class if you’re in Atlanta August 5th and set your reminder for us on August 6th!

And send me a note, tell me what you think about the choices we make in our lives.  We may even have some time for me to share the whole truth and nothing but the truth about some of the reasons why I was holed up on my therapist’s couch *wink*!

Until next time, “…choose life, that you may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Blogging is the new…..Me?!

Intern Tia Tia!

June 22, 2010 was my first blog that I uploaded, “Appreciating the Sound of Music.” I was instructed to write a blog on Electric Violinist, Ken Ford’s foundation.  Walking into it I was extremely nervous because I had NEVER wrote a blog before.  When writing a press release, setting up a website, or a press packet I have a little experience, but when it came to blogging I was hesitant.

So I wrote my version of my blog and sent it over to Tamika Morrison, my Public Relations Advisor.  She wanted to edit it before I uploaded, which I appreciated, but once it was uploaded I could see many things were changed.  With this being my first blog Ms. Tamika told me I did a great job, but there were a few errors.  After that blog came two more, I still hadn’t mastered blogging so each time I would submit my copy of the blog it would be revised.

When blogging you think of it to be your own online personal diary, but you also have to remember to be professional.  Each blog that I submitted was revised by Tamika, and then uploaded.  I was a little down because I was so eager to master blogging, but after speaking with Ms. Tamika I was Ok.

“Portia, even some of the best writers have to get their papers edited over and over, so don’t take don’t take it personal,” ensured Tamika.  When she told me that I felt a lot better, I know that I am not one of the best writers so that means I just have to keep practicing.  Which is why I am so thankful to Tamika Morrison and Rochelle Valsaint, they are truly providing me with the tools and techniques to be successful.  On a personal level I even look up to these ladies; here are two African-American young beautiful women loving their jobs that they have personally made into their OWN!!! True entrepreneurs and for that I say thank you to Tamika, Rochelle and the other intern Keri!!!!

Signing off,

Intern Tia Tia