Do you thrive under pressure or crumble at the thought of it? Does your best stuff surface as the deadline approaches or do you need to iterate, day after day to achieve something you’re proud of? Tell us how you work best

“Not everyone can become a Warrior but only those who choose to become one”… Simple but not easy is what my mentor always calls out. Matter of fact Ive come to understand that during your trsnsformation from a simple man into a Warrior is not something some one or some “deed” that you feel, or anyone else feels,  which for some reason or other makes you believe that you are worthy of honing that title just because someone suggests it or you feel worthy that day… well thats a big negative, the “Warrior/Scholar” status is not something that is given to you by anyone else or that can be earned by some mere act or deed; the day you attain the spirit of awareness and the transformation in  becoming a Warrior Scholar is a life long process that come into your life when you decide to commit to such a title… the decision is in your hands and no elses.

Becoming a Warrior is a daily process or ritula that begins every day, it is osmething that you must keep under fire flaiming, it is something that is earned and that can never be given. As human beings we are not born learned, but we are talented in our own ways and the individual must dig deep into their being and find that talent and expose it into human service. We actually have to learn all these disciplines from birth. Like everything in order to master any such disciplines it will take; hard work and training… Hard work can be defined in such a “broad prospective” and also can be approached from many different lenses or ways, what I mean is that some people have a different definition for “hard work”… To elaborate some I explain like so… all things equal; when some folks are “suffer” from whatever the reason might be,  they feell like they are going through hell, that they are about to break and in many cases become traumatized from the incident well in other cases; others that encounter that very same “ordeal” well to them it is just another day at the office no suffering just simple tasks that are encountered to the best of their ability… I call this discipline “expert sufferer” as a Warrior you must learn how to suffer and when you conform to that discipline is when twhen you contend with any circumstance or situation regarless of the ciscumstances; and annihalate with ease… these people are special. ANd if im talking to you well feel special… These Warriors are very unique that your chance of even meeting or greeting one are slim to none… words from a Warrior Scholar. On this first day of June.


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June 1, 2014 · 4:50 pm

Glencliff High School doubles its college-bound graduates in just one year

Takes a whole community for righteousness… Great Work Folks!

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Success story? No. That’s not a big enough phrase. How about “College-Bound Phenomenon” instead?

Glencliff High School celebrated Signing Day today, where college-bound seniors declared their college choices. It was fun, sure, but the real story is just how much bigger this year’s class has grown since last year.

Last year, Glencliff had around 50 students with college acceptance letters. Today’s ceremony included more than 100 student college commitments. That’s right. Glencliff has more than doubled the number of college-bound seniors in just one year.

How did they do it? It took a lot of hard work from faculty, parents and community supporters. It took GEAR UP MNPS and NashvilleAchieves working to boost college access. And it took students committed to going to college above all else.

Let’s all join in congratulating Glencliff students on this remarkable accomplishment. They are a great example of the high expectations permeating our Metro…

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May 15, 2014 · 12:11 am

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ory gives order and purpose to our lives” Identity whether it is working class or communal clarifies that purpose. Inchoate changes in identity are infantile and are not helping rather they are arresting our development.Share this:

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Faces of Poverty

Faces of Poverty.

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How Engaged Are Students and Teachers in American Schools?

Specifically in Higher Education


How Engaged Are Students and Teachers in American Schools?

By Anya Kamenetz

Gallup recently released a major report on the State of American Schools. Their data paints a picture of schools performing as a complex ecosystem, with the wellbeing, engagement, and performance of teachers, students, and principals all intertwined.

The report combines decades of surveys of 5 million American teachers and principals with the results of the Gallup Student Poll, now billed as the largest survey of American students with 600,000 5th through 12 grade participants, and several large follow-up studies. Gallup’s also drawing on its background developing the Employee Engagement Survey, which has been administered to a total of almost 30 million people in all professions.

The Gallup polls ask students, teachers, principals, and other professionals about their levels of hope, emotional engagement, and well-being at work or school. While these qualities may seem like frills, they’ve been…

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Life, am I right?

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So, today I was getting dinner with a friend and she was informing me of all of the stress she is under as the semester winds down. Of course this is her final semester of her undergraduate career, so stress is normal. But I’m telling you, she has enough stressful decisions to make to last her a lifetime.

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Not getting into the grad schools that she wanted has caused her to second guess if she should go to grad school for her major yet she’s wait-listed for one school but doesn’t wan to get her hopes up. Second guessing her major has made her think of going to grad school for a completely different thing which now means she needs to look into new grad schools. This leads to more tuition costs and debating the benefits of moving across the country to gain in-school tuition. These…

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26 Reasons The Final Months Of Grad School Are The Absolute Worst

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For all the struggling scholarly soldiers out there in their last term. May we be alive and of sound mind by the time we’re supposed to walk across that stage.

1. Because your overall knowledge in your focus area has peaked and reading 5789763515 more articles is not going to make that much of a difference.

2. Because at this point any reading that does not have to do with your degree completion is automatically downgraded to “skimming,” which still takes hours of course.

3. Because sometimes you’re typing up an assignment and 8 pages into it, you realize you actually have no idea what any of those 8 pages are talking about.


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