My is Markeera Mcintosh, and I am a senior at Science Leadership Academy at Beeber. My intended major for college is forensic science, but I always had an interest in interior design. For my senior capstone, I decided to pick a project that involved interior design. My capstone was to redesign the senior cafe. This was a project I did with another senior named JaVon Michaels. The goal of our project was to create a positive environment where the senior class of 2018 will be able to complete work, enjoy a healthy lunch and create valuable memories together. The senior cafe theme was voted by the senior class of 2017 to be a teen lounge, incorporating the school colors which are blue, white, and gray. With working during lunch, free periods, and stay long hour afters after school the room was a complete success. The students of SLA at Beeber was very active in making sure this project was a success by supporting the fundraisers. The fundraisers we had was ice cream sale with over 3 flavors and 4 toppings, we also had pizza sales, and another was an ice cream and waffle sale. The new redesigned senior cafe is in honor of the senior class of 2017 who is the first graduating class of Science Leadership Academy at Beeber. The cafe allowed many seniors to place their handprints on the wall with a signature to symbolize leaving their mark. JaVon and I will like to take the time out the say thank you to all that supported our goal and helped us make the senior cafe a success.
My capstone was to teach a poetry minicourse. I chose to do this for my capstone because I genuinely love poetry and if wasn’t for the poetry minicourse that the school had during my sophmore year, my love for poetry wouldn’t have bloomed like it did. I wanted to expose the freshman in the school to what l love. This required me to figure out what was so appealing about poetry, the basic things to be able to do in order to write, and how to make the students more open minded towards creative things. This also required me to overcome a personal hurdle of mine which was to obtain a commanding voice. I needed this because in order to conduct a class of kids fresh out of middle school order is needed. In order to obtain order, a commanding voice is needed. All throughout this capstone obtaining order was my biggest hurdle. During the first quarter of my capstone my class was somewhat orderly but as the class went on, order was lost. Even though order was lost eventually, that doesn’t mean this class was unsuccessful. Some freshman were already somewhat exposed to poetry but my class opened it up even more. For instance a freshman by the name of Steven has written phenomenal poetry. It can be seen below. As I ride the train I sit and listen to the train tracks I stare my eyes into eyes of emptiness trying to find oneself. He's not sure if it's always gonna be there if it I'll get him far in life if it'll take him where he wants to go if it'll take him on the unexpected journey that lies ahead of him. His confidence unsteady no his hair gone his heart still trying to find itself. fresh from his mind He feels Lost is empty abyss hungry tired alone and refreshed is how his mind is but not how his heart body mind and soul feels trapped in a endless cycle drowning of pain and and despair. Drowning in a pool of my own blood from the cuts my own razor that was made up betrayal fake people who I thought that was down for but really was just to tell me how much that they fucking really hate me wait hold up and then they wanna wait with me and then push me to the ground and stomp all in my face and tell me how much they really been being fake with me they wanna fuck with my family. But then they wanna act fake with me. but that's not how your supposed to be Cool wit fam now you either down with all of us or nun of us point blank see what you don't know is that fake person he know not or fuck with so he needs one foot in and the other out in case he needs to pull out the glock and put a couple of those fake people into shock and if that don't work he spray until the end of the day and see if they fake anymore http://ed.ted.com/lessons/become-a-slam-poet-in-five-steps-gayle-danley http://howlround.com/from-page-to-stage-teaching-slam-poetry-in-the-high-school-classroom https://www.edutopia.org/blog/poetry-teaching-tips-new-teachers-lisa-dabbs http://www.anurbanteacherseducation.com/2012/06/on-teaching-and-learning-with-high.html https://teach.com/what/teachers-teach/teaching-methods/ http://teaching.monster.com/benefits/articles/7638-5-simple-ways-to-teach-better
Welcome to Haiti. My name is Elizabeth. I am a young Haitian-American lady. For my capstone, I decided to do something that will help me figure myself out as an individual. I also did this because I wanted to broaden up my knowledge about my culture. I was not born in Haiti, but my father decided to relocate himself to the United States to start a new life for my mother and her two sons at the time. After a year a two without the love of his life, my father was stable enough to bring his wife and two sons to America, so that they can get the better education and opportunities they deserve. Being as though, I was not born in Haiti I wanted to do something that will better help me connect with my culture other than speaking the language, creole, frequently. There are two parts to this capstone, the first part is a research paper on the country Haiti and my father’s journey to America. The second part is the mini course I taught. In my mini-course, “Welcome to Haiti”, I taught the students games that my parents would play as a child, I taught them basic conversations and numbers 1-10 in Creole and had them listen to Haitian music.
I have this friend who was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder some time ago and I had to change my way of living just for them. Bipolar is not something that should be joked about because it is a serious matter that people don’t understand. My friend and I both have to deal with someone who has bipolar disorder so we decided to make people more aware. We found the school psychologist and decided to use her as mentor because she had knew of some people that we could interview. We met up with the people who had Bipolar disorder that Mrs. Galson recommended and talked about how we were going to make the video and what questions we were able to ask and not ask. We learned their point of view and how it feels to actually have Bipolar disorder. We then proceeded to make our Power point so that can speak a little bit in our presentation and give some type of instruction. The way that my partner and I incorporated SLA in our project is by tying the 5 core values to our project. We also started using the final cut pro to edit our video. We used two different things to record and in both of the recordings we used SLA as our setting. If you are reading this please understand that people who have bipolar disorder can live just like us. They is a rare chance that a person with Bipolar disorder will be harmful. So if you ever come into contact with a person with Bipolar disorder don’t treat them as if they are not human. Treat them just like everybody else.
Link to PowerPoint: https://prezi.com/view/Tn4qfLk81eVNl9D5msCx/
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"NAMI." NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | Bipolar disorder. N.p., n.d. Web. Apr. 2017.
Nordqvist, Christian. "Bipolar Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments." Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, 26 Aug. 2016. Web. Apr. 2017.
Wafula, Sitawa. "When I Was Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder, People Thought I Was Cursed." NPR. NPR, 05 July 2016. Web. Apr. 2017.
This year for my final SLA capstone, I decided to crochet a few hats and a scarf to donate to CHOP. This was a really cool thing to do because not only was I able to learn how to crochet and teach some of my peers, it sort of felt like a social experiment. In a day and age where everything is changing so rapidly, it’s hard to assume who’s going to be doing what. Many people are going out of their ways as activists to break down social constructs in order for people to freely express themselves and be comfortable while doing so. I’ve been knitting basic rectangular scarves on and off again since the 4th grade. Ever since then and even now, people would jokingly call me a grandma or old lady for knitting and crocheting. I’ll usually laugh along with them without a care in my mind. I personally appreciate those women older than me who were patient and willingly to teach me these creative stitching methods. I think that this could be an important skill to have if you wanted to stretch your entrepreneurial skills and sell your products or just to make winter hats yourself and save money. I personally enjoyed crocheting because it relaxed me and was so easy to do and easy to travel with.
Knot, Tegan, and Tegan Knot. "Tegan Baby Hat With Top Knot Knitting Pattern By Julie Taylor". LoveKnitting. N.p., 2017. Web. Apr. 2017.
This article is from Loveknitting.com. This website gives out knitting ideas from random people who are willing to share their own techniques. This article is particularly about instructions on knitting a baby’s hat. There is a 4 page instruction page. It was donated to the website by Julie Taylor for beginners. This is great for my capstone since I will be both knitting and crocheting hats for babies at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
"Head Huggers: Crochet Pattern: Double Crochet Hat Pattern". Headhuggers.org. N.p., 2017. Web. Apr. 2017.
The article is from the website headhuggers.org. There is a list of instructions for me to learn how to crochet this specific hat pattern. Ms. Leaness is going to teach me how to read those stitches. This stitch will give my hats a unique look to show my effort into creating these hats.
"Make An Easy Crochet Hat". YouTube. N.p., 2017. Web. Apr. 2017.
This is a Youtube video instructing me an easy way to crochet a hat. Youtube is filled with videos of all forms. There is a wide range of instructional videos, especially for beginners of crocheting. It’s free and anyone with a camera and a computer can submit a video.
"Care Of The Baby In The Delivery Room | Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia". Chop.edu. N.p., 2017. Web. Apr. 2017.
This is the website for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, CHOP. This is the place where I will be donating my hats to.
I would like to start off by saying that I do not have a passion, a dream, nor something that my heart is set on pursuing in life. Though I am good at many things there is only one thing that I can honestly say I would never get tired of, that would be doing hair. I getting better at it but before I show you my work I want you to know that I try my best at everything I do. I cannot work in the shop, the money that I made went to a foster care system called Turning Points for Children.
For my project I made a hair portfolio. People would come to the shop and get their hair done by me. I learned a lot about doing hair while working in the shop. I met a lot of new people and I learned the ways of business. This experience is helping me decide on what I want to do with my life. My final project is allowing me to look back on the work that I have done and improve on it. The project is also showing me whether I am either good or bad and what I can do better.
"African American Hair History Timeline." Thirstyroots.com: Black Hairstyles. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.
This article speaks on different hair products and who made them. It allows people to understand the tools that they want to use in their heads. It tells you the importance of each tool and why they are helpful or harmful to our hair. It also warns you that every product is not for everyone.
Nychemarketing.com. "A Head Full of Wool: The History of Black Hair in North America." A Head Full of Wool: The History of Black Hair in North America. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.
This article tells you the importance of the hair of colored people. It explains how different different cultures of hair are. They explain where certain hairstyles come from. They tell you where this “good hair/bad hair” situation comes from. Then soon explains that there is no bad hair.
This article explains that people are different and that is ok. It explains that it's all about taking care you your hair and body. It explains different types of hair from different cultures and it also is a guide to living a beautiful life starting with your hair.
Kendra. "Get To Know Your Hair." KitchenKurls. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.
This article tell about the struggles of hair. It shows you how to maintain it and helps you get to know your hair even better. It tells you how to go from dirty dry hair to moisturized healthy hair. Basically helping you get to know your products.
Cruel, Jessica. "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Hair Type." POPSUGAR Beauty. N.p., 27 Mar. 2017. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.
Going natural. This article is all about going natural. Showing you the ropes to maintaining your natural wild hair and making it to be something better. They give product recommendations and help you find you spot in the line of many types of hair.
Haupt, Angela. "Do's and Don'ts of Healthy Hair." U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report, 08 Aug. 2012. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.
This article is the do’s and don'ts of hair. It is an article full of information from a trichologist who knows alot about hair.
Lieberman, Casey. "7 tips for growing out your hair (when you're impatient)." AOL.com. AOL, 14 July 2016. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.
This article is a bunch of tips for growing out your hair. Just like the article above it teaches you the way around you head. Showing you how to manage short and and row it out.
Skamouni, and Sara Kamouni. "How to keep your hair healthy on holiday." The Sun. The Sun, 07 July 2016. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.This article is all about keeping your hair healthy. Although it seems like hard work this article gives you simple small steps for keeping a healthy head.
In this film, you will see the fun, the games, the tears, the laughter, the experience, and many other things along the way of our lives. We made sure to touch on the hardships, responsibilities, and the reality of our living. There was no script or any written documentation behind this film. We hoped that this video would encourage women who are afraid or feel alone to know that they have support, we hoped this video would teach and educate, and we hope that people understand how how we have worked to get to where we are today. We both have a passion and love for our children, but if this film could change other teenagers lives than we are all for it.
What I did for my capstone I worked with another student name Ashley Bailey. Our mentor for this project is Melissa Lawson. What we did for our capstone was we based this project around our kids and how hard it is to be a teen parent. We did this project because we wanted to get our stories out there to young girls and send a message that it's far from easy to raise a child, go to school and work at the same time every single day. The goal was to do a project that we could enjoy and relate too and to also touch a few young girls to make the correct decision during their teenage years.
It would definitely help if it touches a few girls out there, thats our goal. We do know that it's not going to touch every person out there but this project was definitely worth it. This project was very enjoyable just because Ashley and I love our kids so much it was so nice to put this project together with her. I feel like it came out better than I thought it would in my opinion it was very nice. It meant a lot to me personally to do this project because a lot of people never looked at the hardships of what I have to go through on a daily basis just to try to be the best mother that I can be and also succeed in life it’s really hard. Everyone just look at the cuteness of it all but tend to overlook what we both go through as teen mothers. It's a blessing to be a mother I do know that because it's a lot of women out here who cannot have their own children so I am forever grateful for that. But i just think being a parent for anyone is hard especially a first time parent at that. But as a teen I just think it's even more harder because at that age you are not fully on your own or fully stable. This was by far the most enjoyable project I've had to do all year and I hope that people appreciate our hard work and our story.
213"Teen Parenting." Philadelphia. N.p., 2015. Web. 03 Apr. 2017. <http://cap4kids.org/philadelphia/parent-handouts/pregnancy-resources-and-infants/teen-parenting-pregnancy-resources-and-infants/>.
ELECT (Education Leading to Employment Career Training) is a teen parenting classroom that helps pregnant or already parenting teens finish their point in life. It is generated for high school kids to graduate and plan for college. There are steps that are granted for employment after high school as well. The ELECT staff offers academic and social service support, case management, home visits, group activities and more. This article can be used for the talk of resources and other ways to make young women provided with as much help as possible.
Lawson, Michelle. "Grants for Young Moms." LIVESTRONG.COM. Leaf Group, 22 Oct. 2015. Web. 03 Apr. 2017
Carol Ochs writes a strong supportive message in her, “Resources for Teen Mothers” article. She expresses the hardships of what it is like when becoming a teen mom. The challenge is facing the fact that you have to be a caregiver and a provider for another human being. The challenge is tough and it can be difficult for young women to face. She introduces where young women can seek out for help who can provide moral support as well as babysitting resources, etc. I would like to use this article to spread the positive message that the author of this article gave off and keep the motivation in mind when working with others.
"Home." – PathWays PA - Helping women, teens, children and families achieve economic independence and family well-being since 1978. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.
PathWays PA is an organization that offers a variety of programs and services to help families, teens, and children stabilize their lives. The website’s homepage has every program and service listed. The programs are located throughout PA including Philadelphia as one of their primary locations. This organization will just help me state in my documentary of the possible resources that people can use in Philadelphia or throughout Pennsylvania for that matter.
"Juvenile Law Center." Resources for Pregnant and Parenting Teens in Pennsylvania | Juvenile Law Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.
The Juvenile Law Center has a very resourceful homepage website that offers resources, fact sheets, and answers to most questions about your rights according to law. This source lets you know that you qualify for certain benefits and offers automatically from the government for being a teen mom. All in all, the website can be beneficial to anyone who takes advantage of this opportunity of advancing the rights of well-being children that are in jeopardy. The JLC will allow me to state facts and rights that pregnant mothers or teen moms are granted or eligible for.
Company, Inc. Great Valley Publishing. "Keeping Teen Moms in School - A School Social Work Challenge." Keeping Teen Moms in School - A School Social Work Challenge. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.
A Social Work Today describes the benefits and beneficial statistics that comes from within having a social worker in school. The dedicated school members for teen mothers give opportunities for students to engage with motivating and positive role models and mentoring opportunities. A social worker’s help could be the difference of a young lady dropping out of school or not in some cases. I would use this article to talk about the goal and finding a role model that is in their best interest for personal reasons, emotional support, parental support, academic integrity, and post secondary preparation.