A High Relevancy
that brings RESULTS!
Created by Educational Success Strategist Hotep, Founder of MAKE A
MAKE A WAY is a high relevancy educational
program that targets at-risk and underserved
populations of youth and adults to transform the
climate and culture of poverty, excuse making
and helplessness into one of empowerment,
resiliency and success!
The MAKE A WAY program and materials are
used in over 1,000 schools. We conduct staff
trainings and keynotes throughout the U.S.
Do they feel tired, but good? Do they feel satisfied like they put
in a good day’s work and are ready to go home, relax? Almost
like one might feel after a good workout?
IS THIS YOUR STAFF?
Do they feel worn out, worn down and exhausted; like they have
battled their way through the day? Did they look forward to the
end of each class? Do they have a stack of infraction slips? Are
they ready to get home so they can “pass out”; or raid the fridge,
for some alcohol because “they really need it?”
IS THIS YOUR STAFF?
The difference in the way you answer these questions has a lot to
do with whether or not they spent the day proactively, in control
of when and how things happened in their classrooms or
reacting to one and then another and another situation as
behavior problems interrupted their lessons again and again.
Teacher as a
Help teachers use alternative teaching
models to transform their school
climate, to better engage their
students, and use their differences to
make a difference in their schools.
Experiential education is a philosophy
that informs many methodologies in
which educators purposefully engage
with learners in direct experience and
focused reflection in order to increase
knowledge, develop skills, clarify
values, and develop people's capacity to
contribute to their communities.
Tell me and I will
Show me and I may
Involve me and I will
Chapter 2: IMAGE IS EVERYTHING
Lesson 2: Activity Page
1. ACTIVITY #1: Which One? (For groups of 2-5)
Which person would you select for each statement below? Write A, B or C on the
space provided. Then discuss your answers with your group members.
This person is a businessman. _______
This person is a criminal. _______
This person is intelligent. _______
This person is a millionaire. _______
This person is a high school dropout. _______
This person is successful. _______
This person sells drugs. _______
This person is funny. _______
I can trust this person. _______
The Gallup Student Poll surveyed nearly 500,000 students in
grades five through 12 from more than 1,700 public schools in
37 states in 2012. We found that nearly eight in 10 elementary
students who participated in the poll are engaged with school.
By middle school that falls to about six in 10 students. And by
high school, only four in 10 students qualify as engaged. Our
educational system sends students and our country’s future over
the school cliff every year.
Student engagement with school and learning is a gold standard
that every parent, teacher, and school strives to achieve. If we
were doing right by our students and our future, these numbers
would be the absolute opposite. For each year a student
progresses in school, they should be more engaged, not less.
The drop in student engagement for each year students are in
school is our monumental, collective national failure. There are
several things that might help to explain why this is happening --
ranging from our overzealous focus on standardized testing and
curricula to our lack of experiential and project-based learning
pathways for students -- not to mention the lack of pathways for
students who will not and do not want to go on to college.
What’s more, among the many types of students whose
engagement wanes during their time in the educational system
are those who have high entrepreneurial talent. These are
literally our economic saviors -- the future job creators for
GALLUP, January 7, 2013
93% Employers strongly agree:
A candidate's demonstrated capacity to
think critically, communicate clearly, and
solve complex problems is more important
than undergraduate major.
They also want to ensure that every college graduate, no matter
what their major is, achieves much higher levels of evidence-
based reasoning, research skills and complex problem-solving
skills [along with] ethical decision-making.”
Another important criterion for employers, is that graduates
demonstrate practical experience applying what they have
Want employees to demonstrate that they have the knowledge,
and that they have the experience putting the knowledge to use
in real-world settings.
'More Than a Major'
April 10, 2013
By Zack Budryk
Association of American Colleges and Universities
…in other words,