"Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working." – Pablo Picasso

Business Update

Spring Break

If you haven’t already, please email me or Alexis with any cancellations or re-scheduling of regular appointments. 


As you may notice from the tabs above, the website is technically live.  As you may also notice, it looks like a student in a beginner web design class created it.  It is functional and will soon be prettier, as I’ve hired another web designer to take over.  Stay tuned for instructions on how YOUR CHILD can create his or her own username and password to access the educational materials database.



Summer Resources

I’ve added a “Summer Resources” page to the blog.  The link is at the right.  It includes bulleted information about recommended summer programs for community service, language immersion, and college experience.

Affordable Proctored SATs with Wonderfully Detailed Reports

Revolution Prep’s “mock tests” are available to students who are not enrolled in their classes:

Tips & Strategies

Keep the Woo and the Hoo at Bay

I know it’s spring.  I know it’s about to be Spring Break, (as in “Spring Break – Woo Hoo!”).  It doesn’t matter.  Aside from your concerns about your grades, college applications, getting content knowledge you’ll need for next year, and SAT II subject tests, remember that every page you read, every lecture you hear, every conversation with a teacher can be a source of inspiration of passion for learning for you.  See the title of this blog.

News & Research

Itawamba, Mississippi Must Be the Worst Place in the World

A Mississippi federal court ruled that school officials violated a lesbian student’s First Amendment rights when it canceled the high school prom rather than let the student attend with her girlfriend.  However it denied the student’s and the ACLU’s request for a preliminary injunction stopping the Itawamba County School District from canceling the prom.  The Court supposedly refused to force the school district to hold the prom because of assurances that an alternative “private” prom is being planned by parents and will be open to all students.

Department of “Duh” but Needs to be Said Anyway

Bill Maher, whom many of you know is my hero, made these two very important statements on his show:

1. “The number one predictor of a child’s academic success is parental involvement.”

2. “It’s been proven that just having books in the house makes a huge difference in a child’s development.

‘Nough said.

Autism and Creative Genius

A professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College in Dublin, said that the relationship between creativity and autism is not a myth, and argued that the characteristics linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) were the same as those associated with creative genius.

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