You Have What it Takes!

imageEverything we need to achieve, we already have. Just feed it (Learn) and put it to work!

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

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Fidelity or Excuses?

Fidelity- strict observance of promises and duties; loyalty. (Dictionary.com)

Do you keep your promises? Do your loved ones know that when you say it, you mean it? Do you show up when you’re suppose to show up?

Do you take care of business..

do you fulfill your obligations..

are you responsible?

Do you hold yourself accountable? Do you show your fidelity to the people who depend on you?

Or do you make excuses?

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Should Children be Forced to Learn?

imageIn certain parts of the world, formal education is as serious as life and death. Impoverished families in Senegal and other countries in Africa, send their boys to Daaras (very regimented boarding schools). Within these prison like schools, the students are forced to learn. The students are forced to work. Quite often, the students are forced to beg in the streets for money in order to pay their school fees.

Practices within Daaras are controversial, but in communities where education is the only escape from extreme poverty, these prison schools are the only option.
The students within these Daaras often feel trapped. The young boys often feel mentally and emotionally tortured because the boys feel as if learning to read, write and do math bears no relevance in their lives.

Some of the boys escape.

Some of the boys commit suicide.

Some of the boys go to college.

Some of the boys become doctors.

Some of the boys become teachers/wardens within the Daaras in which they were held captive when they were younger.

Is it worth it?

Do these boys stand a better chance within these scholastic cells than the boys who run free within the neighboring ghettos?

Should children be forced to learn?

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Pray for Our Cell Phones

imageLord, save us from our cell phones for they have taken over our lives.

Our cell phones have replaced our alarm clocks.

Our cell phones have replaced our cameras.

Our cell phones have replaced our calendars.

Please don’t let our cell phones replace our  friends.

Please don’t let our cell phones replace our families.

In your name we pray, Amen.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

 

The Challenge of a Lifetime

Knowing who you are and who you want to be is important.

However, living it out, keeping the faith and working your a$$ off is the challenge of a lifetime!

If you’re reading this, I believe in you.

I believe you have what it takes to live out your dream.

Do you believe in you?

Please accept your challenge.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Apologize When You’re Right.

In all your relationships that matter (all of them matter), apologize.

Don’t allow arguments to gain momentum.

Don’t allow arguments to snowball out of control.

When you find yourself in a heated battle – Stop yourself!

Say “I’m sorry.”

Even when you’re right, apologize.

It’s better to keep the peace than it is to be right.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Malik Must Read.

This message is for Educators. Mothers. Fathers.

We have to encourage our children to read- especially our males! We have to put our sons in the car, on the bus, or walk with them to the library and check out a book. Then, we must sit him down, and make him read the book to us – aloud.

We can no longer accept his excuse that he does not like to read. We can no longer accept the excuse that he is not a good reader. Pick a book on his grade level, even if he has to start with a picture book and can only describe what he sees in the illustrations.

Next, our sons have to see us reading!

We have to lead by example. How dare we tell him to sit down and read, and then we take out our cell phone and get on Instagram. How dare we ask him to do anything we are not willing to do ourselves! How dare we tell him to FOLLOW our instructions when we are not LEADING by example.

Why must our sons read?

Our sons must start reading because the sons and daughters of China, can read very well and want to take our son’s place.

The sons and daughters of Singapore, can read very well and want to take our son’s place.

The sons and daughters of Finland, can read very well and want to take our son’s place.

The sons and daughters of Japan, Canada, South Korea, Ireland, Taiwan, Poland, Estonia, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Vietnam, Germany, France, Norway, and the United Kingdom are all reading better than our sons, and in a global economy – they are lining up to take our son’s place!

We have to encourage our children to read, read, read, read, read, read, if we want them the be the leaders we know they are capable of becoming.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.