I AM Carmen S Gonzalez MS.Ed

I AM Carmen S Gonzalez MS.Ed
Professional Educator, Writer, Entertainer

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Respect is big issue

Where does respect come from?
If you are like most people, it comes from home. Respect is taught and fostered amongst the responsible people in your household. When respect is not taught in the household it turns into a complete disaster.
A small percentage of people in the world believe that they are not responsible for teaching respect anymore. The truth is that with the older generation getting older and older, we must take it upon ourselves to use this as the opportunity to teach respect.

The Right Way
There is a right way and a wrong way to teach respect. The right way is to teach it by modeling what respect looks like. When you see a younger person walking down the street and they are not being respectful., then it is your job to correct them. You may save them from a life of eternal lockdown or death.
To model respect, means to show them what it looks like and sounds like. This is just a basic principal of good teaching, but it is something that can be implemented universally. I will always remember when my mom and dad would teach me how to study as a child. Studying began at school, but my parents modeled it for me at home. I would sit at the kitchen table, and read with my parents. They read the newspaper and I had to read the school books. My mom was taking some classes and she made me study simultaneously. The most important part of the lesson was to show that studying was possible and how it was done.

The wrong way
Corporal punishment is never the answer. We can never assume that everyone understands everything. Not all children understand what respect is or how it is done. It truly takes a village to raise a child.

Ask for help
If you need assistance on how to teach this concept. Feel free to go to primeurbanway.webs.com. Go to the webstore and ask the professor. It is confidential.

Respect goes a long way. You can even save a life. Respect can save another child from spending 25 years to life in prison.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Beat the Germ

Germs are everywhere. They are inescapable. How do you ensure that you do not get sick this season. The weather is unpredicatable. it changes from hot to cold and warm to hot. With this comes harbor the germs and set them free. This is all in the cycle of life. How do you ensure that you do not get hit in the crossfire. This is what I do. This is my definate school essential. What do you use?

I am sitting here very thankful... because most people would have been in a worse situation. It's great to always have a back up plan... As cloudy as my mind feels (I do not know if I have an allergy or a cold), The pollen count feels high... I am still fighting it in my own way...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Ventures

So I started 2 new blogs

Check them out... guaranteed to help you feel just as pleased. I will keep this blog going, but I feel the need to multitask this holiday season. Oh no... trust me this is not temporary. This will continue for as long as possible...

Tell me what you think

Happy reading...

 Real Innovation...Doing more, and less talking... "Innovating American Culture"

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hope is not Dead

     Hope is not dead. As long as we are fighting for what we believe in, it will always be around.
Those who stay quiet, are the first ones to get the worse results.
     Imagine life if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr or Malcolm X did not fight? Our lives in the United States would be in worse conditions than what they currently are.  A life without a fight is like a life without hope.
     Hope is when we remain optimistic about our future. Hope does not end with a major loss. It inspires us to excell in everything that we do. Hope is a best friend, because mentally, it helps us to not give up.
     Hope begins with a dream. Dreams give us direction. Without hope reaching our dreams will be like being lost in the wilderness without a compass.
     The next time you see that person that steals your hope, just walk the other way. The next time you hear a hope snatcher, ignore them and reflect on what you want. What are your dreams and wishes? Let these dreams and wishes drive your future, because hope begins with you.

 Hope starts with you and living the dream

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Problems with Stereotypes in the world

Stereotypes come from people's preconceptions of the world. It is so sad that people let these steretypes define who they are or what is the acceptable norm. Many people may feel that they do not have these preconceived stereotypes, but is this true?
The sad truth is that many people are offered jobs or rebuffed a position because of stereotypes. I can remember hearing about a couple looking for a job. They used two different names and used another location as their residence. The upsetting factor was when they both called for the same job using two different accents and two different hometowns, as well as two different names. The name that appeared more American in the suburban hometown, with the most American accent received the most praise. Job offers were given left and right.
What is in a sterotype? Where does it come from? Would you respect me more if my name was Amanda or Brittany? Would you love me more if my hair were a little more straighter? These are among some of the many concerns in this world that should be addressed. This is the reason why self-love is so important. Self-love, respect, and awareness can win over anything

Amazing Adventure during Latino History Month

Well I have learned that being Latina is contagious. PO Block is now learning Spansh thanks to yours truly... :-)

He is also an educator and he teaches them what I teach him.

Soon Globalthugz will be completely Latino, because Kelo will also be learning Spanish pretty soon... he just does not know it yet.

They have inspired me to do this video


This link is just one of many. Just because I speak Spanish it does not mean that I can not enjoy hip hop. It's crazy because I have learned so much about my self this month.  I do enjoy my Spanish music, but it is not wonder that latino and hip hop culture has become so similar. We have the same roots. This is why some rappers like Fat Joe will rap mostly in English. It does not mean that we do not comprehend Spanish. We relate in both languages. We love our culture, but I can guaranteed you that most of our friends may be 2nd generation and up Latino Americans or non Latinos, but this is just a matter of choice.

You can find GlobalThugz on the side of the blog. Until this date I am still convinced that Globalthugz has a major Latino influence.

Amazing reflections as a Latina are apparent in this book. It's amazing how a lot of other cultures have also benefitted from this book.

 This book is influenced from movements such as the great migration from Puerto Rico to the Americas... thanks to my dad. I'm glad that I put this out before he passed away.

  Innovating American Culture... well being Latina has a big part of this, but all culures have contributed.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Satisfaction and Work

What is the true meaning of satisfaction? Many people think that satisfaction comes from being rich and famous. Some people say it’s when you get a pay check.

Satisfaction can mean so many things. It has many synonyms such as gratification, approval, redress. These are all nouns. In these new times, gratification is the closest term that comes to mind for the job market. There are so many reasons why people are unemployed. For those that find it as more of a gift than a curse, I congratulate you.

The way the times are going. Gratification should be more than just money. Satisfaction should have a deeper meaning, because you only live once. Sure satisfaction is great when you get a couple of dollars in your account, but does this make you fully gratified and fulfilled as an individual.

Consider these questions on your quest for your new life:

What makes your satisfied?

-         In terms of your relationship

-         Your health

Do you know what you want?

-Want to work alone?- Why?

- With people?   Why?

How important is independence for you?

What makes you feel respected?

Once you consider these areas, then you should consider the next move; finding your new life. That job that finds you satisfaction is right in your corner.

Wire Hangers- What's the message

Every movie has a controlling idea. Do you think Joan Crawford went too far?

Mommie Dearest is not really that cruel. Many parents in the 80s were devasted over wire hangers because children were getting hurt with them . Some were even losing their sight. This is a lesson from many parents that I have questioned.

How do you feel about wire hangers?

Latino American, Taino, and Caribbean

The Taino Indians are a group of people who inhabited the Carribeans and Puerto Rico before the "founding" of the Americas. This indigenous group of people were said to be inexistent, but my belief is that the world is a mixture of different cultures. As I look at my baby pictures, I do not see one distinct group... Puerto Rican. I see a beautiful history. I can remember someone asking me, Professor what type of hair do you have... I said... according to hairsistas.ning.com, I believe that my hair is like 3B/3C... straight but curly... tight/curly hair, but kind of on the loose end. I am still learning about my hair type and how to care for it properly, but my hair has made so many strides.
Check out Hair Survival Guide 101 on the side of the blog to see what I mean.

My family may be a little upset about me putting these pics up... love you... :-) But just in case someone says, "what does a Taino Indian look like"... well I do not know anyone who says I am 100% taino, because like I said, we are a mixture of different cultures now, but I would guess if you know a Puerto Rican... then you have met someone who has Taino blood in them. As the video states, Taino Indians have traveled to many places.

 This is my Cousin... she has a twin... sorry no pic available yet... I'm comin for you too cousin... beware... :-)

 Yours truly

 Aunti and cousin

I encourage all to pic up a camera and start flicking away... My cousin thanks me because she is the one who usually takes the pictures... Now look. I am filling in. I even gave her pre-wedding pics and everything. My aunti comes like once a year from PR and I always have my camera ready.

Also for more information about Taino Indians and the history of Puerto Rico... check out this video

 Have you done your research lately? What do you know about your background?

Celia Cruz

I will always remember my dad's story of when he saw Celia Cruz live in concert in Puerto Rico. He told me that she was like the Michael Jackson of the 80s only it was long before this when he saw her live. My parents had all of her records. When she passed away, I felt like I lost my family. I did not realize how funny she was until I perused through some of her videos. I will never understand why she said Azucar (sugar) during every song, but I can assume that it is kind of like Karate. In Karate they yell out Kia!!! Ki is energy. I tried it and yes (Ki) really is energy. Azucar I guess is her Ki. Everyone has their thing. 2 pac... Feeel Me, Elvis ... uh huh huh, Biggie Smalls... uhh, Diddy... take that take that, Jada Kiss... uhh haaa  (cough), Celia Cruz... Azucar!!! Get the picture... Now I have to figure out what my thing will be. What is your favorite form of energy? Where do you find your inspiration?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Life's lessons

When one door closes another one opens. So many people are left without a chance to show how great they are. Sometimes they give up in the middle of the process.  The way the universe is designed, without challenges how can we grow.
Prime Urban Books was designed to show hope to the world. The foundation of the organization is education. Imagine how life would be without an educated world.
Many years ago, there were groups of people who were not allowed to become educated. There world is now full of diverse groups of educated people. Prime Urban Books is an organization strives to being teachers back to work in a world where teachers have been laid off or fired for injustice. Prime Urban Books recognizes that there are many teachers out there who have shown evidence of greatness that is enduring across many communities.
Help Prime Urban Books keep hope alive by going to www.indiegogo.com/csgonzalez1 you may also go to the side of this blog and visit the direct link.

Thank you for your continued support.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

GlobalThugz is coming to Newark, NJ

Catch Island Def Jam/Drahma Music recording artist at GlobalThugz performing at Essex County College in Newark, NJ on 10/1/2011...

If you see Carmen S. Gonzalez, MS.Ed. do not be afraid to say hello. She may even feature you on her next blog or video.... you just never know...

See you tomorrow at Essex County College...

 Carmen S. Gonzalez, MS.Ed.... Not performing

This  is Globalthugz.... They are performing... Meet Kelo and PO Block