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Happy Valentine’s Day 

I wrote this poem several years ago for my then girl friend, now wife Antonia M. Sheel. I hope that this work of prose inspires you to think deeper, smile or write your own work. ENJOY! POEM aka “A Poem for Antonia” by Jarritt Ahmed Sheel This day and Time Tippy toeing down the stairs SHE …

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Arts education gives students skills to create, adapt and take risks in the future 

Arts education gives students skills to create, adapt and take risks in the future. Wynton Marsalis and Harvard President Drew Faust in 2009.(Photo: Darren McCollester, Getty Images file photo) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Today's students will hold jobs that have not yet been invented, using skills not yet defined. The arts are about imagining beyond the bounds …

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2014 

As this wonderful year begins, I was reminded by my mother of the promises I wrote down in a high school year book almost twenty years ago. I visited my family during the holiday season, during my break from graduate school between fall and spring semesters. I happen to go over to my mothers's house, …

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Changing How We Live in the 21st Centrury 

I had a revelation today about the change. It is very difficult to switch directions once you set on a particular course, but it is possible. As I watched a martial arts movie about the late great win chun master Yip "IP" Man, I was reminded that it is possible. IN the movie the young …

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THE IMPORTANCE OF LITERACY 

Literacy is very important in our lives as academians, students, teachers, and survivors.

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How many credits….. 

October 29, 2013 Are You Competent? Prove It. By ANYA KAMENETZ IN 1893, Charles Eliot, president of Harvard, introduced to the National Education Association a novel concept: the credit hour. Roughly equivalent to one hour of lecture time a week for a 12- to 14-week semester, it became the basic unit of a college education, …

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Points… 

Every good classroom and lesson should have multiple points of entry, departure and arrival for its inhabitants.

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What I Love About Kanye & Drake 

What I love the about Kanye West and Drake, as figures in American culture and more specifically Black America is that they represent the invisible. They represent the dynamic that is not ever seen in the black male among other prominent American literature and media. They are the hulking brute or the pensive thug. They …

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Developing Ideas …(Self vs. Us) 

These developing ideas that I speak of revolve around the various readings I have had over the last few weeks as well as the score of thoughts that have arrived as a reaction to said readings. The idea of "Awareness" was the first such reaction to my interactions in school and from reading critically. I …

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Growing Awareness… 

Are you aware..... There is this growing awareness that is unraveling inside of me. I am excited to know more, and experience new things. However, I am more interested in become more aware of the world and its movements, changes, developments, etc. This eye opening time period in my life is more about sensing and …

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The Amount… 

Its the amount.... Let me preface this by saying... I am not complaining about school. I am blessed to be here contending with the various challenges associated with attending a top tier school like teachers College, Columbia University. I recently found out that TC was ranked #2 in professional schools of education in the United States of America. However,.... …

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Jarritt A Sheel (Ivy League Here I Come..)  ☆

My attending Columbia University and specifically Teachers College represents a reboot, so to speak, of my learning habits and my efficient use of the dialectal arguments or logic and reason, and how I can effectively use these tools in changing the world for the better.

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