If you asked me whether or not I thought we were going to be successful this year, I would have said yes. I have never changed that stance from day one when I became the Robotics coach back in August. Our competition on Saturday at the Philadelphia Regionals proved that. We went in with only four students out of a ten person team.

Our robot wasn’t driving due to the chronic software problems we were experiencing — Android Studio. Our team hung in there and persevered. We were helped by a father-and-son duo who was there just to help people. In no time our robot was up and running. We passed all three inspection stations (with a little turbulence) and competed with the best of them.


Unfortunately our whole team wasn’t there to experience the magic of perseverance and dedication AND I plan to archive these experiences so that all will be able to benefit in some way. To the discouraged in any venue, DON’T GIVE UP!

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My Story…

In my last post I talked about everyone having their own story. Mine, in short, is that of a young black man, struggling to find his identity and felt he had to get out of his surrounding to find his direction.

It’s important for students to hear your story. Sing it! Shout it! Explain it! Most importantly, own it! If I could, I would wear it everyday like a cool, quirky t-shirt (Urban Outfitters style). Instead, I smile every day! I teach because I love learning and want to motivate and encourage others to love it also.

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