Archive for September, 2011

Trinity Film Festival in Detroit Michigan this weekend was awesome

September 25, 2011

Hello everyone.  I know it’s been several weeks since the last time I’ve posted.   In life we are thrown curve balls that can hinder our progress on a positive path. The most important thing is not to let obstacles deter us from our goals at hand.

Many great things are taken place in Detroit.  One great activity that took place this weekend was the The Trinity Film Festival.  Created by Marshalle Montogmery, Rocki and Janaya Black- the mission of the Trinity Film festival is to expose and shed light on films being produced and directed by Michiganders.   This fun-filled weekend consisted of both guest speakers presenting,  and  informative in-services  provided for individuals interested in getting exposed  and involved in the film industry.   The movie shorts were shown on Friday and the features were shown all day on Saturday.

Having experience as both actress and acting coach, I  was asked to provide a monologue actors workshop for the youngsters in attendance.  Tips on how to improve character development, and the opportunity to reenact two monologues from my second book, The Everyday Living of Children & Teens Monologues Volume II were just two of two of the exciting things that took place during the workshop.   Directly after the workshop, I had the opportunity to interview the young ladies from the cast of the “The Girls Bathroom.”  Together we all had one amazing time.

People if you missed the 2011 Trinity Film Festival, be sure to catch it in 2012.

What a great first day of school Detroit Public Schools is Going Green!

September 6, 2011

Hello everyone, today was the start of another exciting school year.  At approximately seven-thirty this morning, twenty tween males entered my classroom excited and eager to learn.  Well organized with their school supplies at hand, we briefly discussed the classroom expectations, and what they desire to accomplish as sixth-grade English Language Arts students.

 The school I currently teach at has been identified as a “Green School” representing  Detroit Public Schools.  Unaware of what a “Green School” is, I  explain to my students exactly what it meant and some of the great changes that would take place within our class and or our school’s campus.  After discussing some the components that tie into a “Green School” such as recycling and tree preservation, I retrieved a list of everyone’s e-mail addresses. Curious to know as to why I asked for them, I explained to my pupils that from this day forward, I would be e-mailing their homework assignments and  imperative school information. They are excited about the change and so am I.