By Kimberly Flaherty
“R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me.” ~ Aretha Franklin
We know it when we see it.
When we respect ourselves and others, it shows… in our attitude, in our words, and in our behavior. We may smile a little more. Others may notice us walking a bit taller. Continue reading
By Luisa Nayhouse
The fall 2011 semester was especially meaningful to me. When we started at Pittsburgh West Liberty in September, it seemed as though a few students were on a mission to disrupt our classes. With one term of experience at Pittsburgh Whittier in the spring of 2011, and because of my psychology background, I felt more than prepared to handle and manage the classroom despite the challenges. Continue reading
What do you do after winning the Mad Hot Ballroom Pittsburgh competition? If you’re Marcus Poindexter, you become a teaching artist for Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh.
Poindexter spends most of his time as a prevention /intervention specialist for Mercy Behavioral Health Prevention Services. In that role, he goes into school and community settings and provides services to students and their families in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Now, he will add Dancing Classrooms to that repertoire. Or is it his dance card?
Here, he chronicles his recent training in New York City. Continue reading