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yesterday i saw #brenebrown speak about her book #daretolead.  she talked about how courageous leadership is something one needs to learn but in our society people rarely get training on.

girls-day-data-bias-EN research shows girls often feel limited in their skill set or lack the confidence to take the lead. this international day of the girl, the theme is ‘with her: a skilled workforce’.  thinking about what brene brown said, i  feel that the best place to start would be with young women and girls.  what better way to have a skilled workforce than creating girl leaders in STEM. 

do you think STEM is a good place to focus on regarding leadership?  what would a STEM leader need to learn?

 

 

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downloadthis week i went to see the new kevin hart movie #nightschool.  my week started off rough, so as a self care tool i decided to roll to the theatre mid-week.  i figured a goofy laugh would be good medicine.  and laugh i did, from the moment the movie started to the end.  you really can’t expect anything less from greats like kevin hart, tiffany haddish, yvonne orji and romany malco among others…

but what i did not expect was the homage that was paid to teachers.  tiffany’s character, carrie, is a straight shooter and uses unconventional tools to get her students to learn.  what i also loved was that she is a math teacher who uses creative ways to teach STEM.  it’s clear she cares deeply about her students’ success. she takes the time to get to know each and every one of their situations,  strengths/weaknesses and dreams. she masterfully cooks up lesson plans and calls them on their stuff to bring out the best in them.  

nightschool is billed as a movie about second chances and that it is. but for me it is a tribute to teachers everywhere.  a highlight reel of the sacrifices and love that goes into being a part of this amazing profession.  that’s the special treat of this hilarious movie and what makes it a must see for me.

 

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  • Comments Off on Sage’s Rage: lovin’ new STEM based teen DIY web series by #GoldieBlox

some people think STEM is really boring.  but that’s because they are learning by reading about STEM. STEM is an action sport.  it’s about doing.  you’ve got to get in there and play. 

that’s why the new web diy series ‘Hack along with Goldie Blox’  is so great. Every Friday a new episode is gonna come out with fun fixes that any girl with a can do attitude can make themselves. 

Check it out

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  • Comments Off on Crowing a Queen: Zora Ball 7 yr old app developer

at sassysagesays we often highlight girls/women who are doing amazing things.

this time we are honoring zora ball.  who in the first grade became the youngest person to develop an app.

yes, you heard right. she was just seven years old.  zora had an awesome idea for a mobile game app and put her idea to work.  

what are you thinking about that could happen if you worked on it?

i hear all the time that a successful business is about finding the solution to people’s problems…and sometimes it’s the solution to your own problems.

that’s what jasmine lawrence did and she was only 11 years old!

she turned a really bad hair day into super sized business EDEN BodyWorks. she has gained money and success in her teen years.  now she’s moving on to her next thing, finding STEM solutions as a robotics engineer…

what problems can you solve?


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