Monday, April 2, 2018

When did we stop accepting responsibility? When did we stop talking?

At some point, we have to realize that we are no longer communicating, all we are doing is data dumping. Everyone thinks they are right and everyone else is wrong. We are divided into tribes that hate each other for no other reason than they believe in something slightly different us. We spend hours trolling each other on social media to the point that social media is no longer social.

How do you expect to find common ground if you cannot talk about simple stuff? How do you solve problems when you cannot define the problem?

At some point, we will need to work together to solve things; at some point, we have to remember we are all under the same flag, constitution, and it supposed to be equal under the law.

Reject the labels, rejected the memes, and for Pete’s sake stop deflecting bad things to innocent people!

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III
The ETeam

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Seeking Higher Education Grant to help Educational Leaders and Adult Veteran Students

Seeking Higher Education Grant to help Educational Leaders and Adult Veteran Students | Education & School Fundraising Page with GoGetFunding via @GoGetFunding

Friday, February 2, 2018

The ETeam will be at CCME 2018!

Marriott Marquis Marina
San Diego, CA

(Council of college and military educators)

Wednesday March 28

Concurrent session six 1415 to 1515

“Certifications can help get transitioning veterans into the workforce faster”

Dr Flavius Akerele III and Dr Chris Pilkington 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Should You Get a Certificate Instead of a College Degree?

"Certificate programs have become increasingly popular in the American education system, but is a certificate a smarter choice for you than a traditional college degree? Let's explore some questions you should ask yourself to make the right choice for you!

What's the Difference?

Generally speaking, certificates offer 'bite-sized' pieces of education that usually provide practical workplace skills in a short period of time. Meanwhile, college degrees provide a larger educational base and take a bit longer to complete. You are probably most familiar with associate's and bachelor's degrees, which generally take two and four years to earn, respectively. Certificates vary in length, too, but nearly all take less than two years and most last less than one year, according to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce (GCEW). Certificates are also more focused on occupational-specific training instead of the broader general education goals of traditional college degrees"
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Monday, January 15, 2018

Sharing some facts 1/15/2018

African Immigrants and College Attainment

"President Trump's comments last week about immigrants from African nations have led to discussion of immigrants from different parts of the world. The Pew Research Center has studied the topic, and it found that black immigrants from Africa, aged 25 or older, are more likely than the U.S. population as a whole, or the wider immigrant population, to have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree".

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Dr Flavius A B Akerele III
The ETaam

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Education Industry Needs to Evolve

Education is the one industry that touches all other industries. This can be said because every profession, skill, etc., needs teachers.

Like every industry, education has its ups and downs, and the pattern does not necessarily fall under traditional business downturns; in fact, when the market is down, people often go back to school.

Traditional educational institutions often like to consider themselves bastions of free thinking and the incubators of new ideas. However, as someone who has worked in the industry for a while now, I need to point out that educators hate change! Curriculum changes are often done out of shear necessity and not proactively. Leadership changes (especially if the person comes from the outside) are looked on with suspicion. The “old boys” network still rules who gets hired, fired, and what gets swept under the rug to avoid scandal. Educators are often among the most indiscreet people, the rumor mills are terrible, despite FERPA!

The educational needs of citizens have also changed. People must work and still need access to education for work promotions or job prospects. Why then are so many schools still resistant to adding online technology to their repertoire?

The sad part is that needed change is often resisted not because of operational capabilities, but because of internal culture and traditions.


How can we teach change leadership when we refuse to apply those principles to ourselves? How can we teach human resources when our own HR departments do not apply HR principles? How can we teach finance and accounting, yet a school is going bankrupt because of mismanagement? How can we teach history, sociology, and cultural anthropology when our campuses are ripe with bigotry, sexism, misogyny, and yes racism?

In order for schools to survive this rapidly changing playing field, real change is needed, not just lip service, not just a coat of new paint. This topic is almost a cliché, yet, the discussion is need of constant renewal!

Look inside yourselves, look inside your institutions, and ask yourselves: are you practicing what you are preaching? Are you ready to evolve?

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

Monday, November 27, 2017

Sociopaths do walk among us

Sociopath: a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience”.

Sometimes the simplest explanation is the one that is real, and too often we human beings are good at making excuses for other peoples’ bad behavior.

Sociopaths are real, they might not even recognize (or care) what they are, and in this day of social media, we seem to be letting them into our lives all the more rapidly.

Do not give up on people, but it is ok to take your time before letting someone into your life.

Slow down! Thoughts from an educator

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam