Today’s Homework: May 17, 2019

1.   Please, identify something Raymond Perez said or did during today’s class that resonated with you; i.e. that caused you to reflect on something in your life.   This could be – the effort you are currently making for college acceptance, a scholarship, a potential job, your efforts to create opportunities for lifetime success, planning for your future, managing your time, hanging out with the best people with similar goals and values, the perceptions others have of your brand, your willingness to continually push out of your comfort zone to create new opportunities and relationships, your general attitude about your life. Please send your answer to my email address no later than Friday, May 24th, 2019, at 7am.  Thank you.    ORIf there was nothing Raymond said which caused you to think about your life, your preparedness for college and a career, your efforts to organize and manage your time intelligently, the quality of people in your network, and the image others have of your brand, simply state RAYMOND DID NOT SAY ANYTHING WHICH MADE ME REFLECT ON MY OWN SITUATION.   Please send your answer to my email address no later than Friday, May 24th, 2019, at 7am.  Thank you.

Today’s Class: May 17, 2019

Today’s class featured Raymond Perez, a soon to be Syracuse University 2020 graduate,

a 2016 Hope High School graduate, and 2015 Hope Life Skills student who returned to the Life Skills class today to share with students his interesting perspective on making the most of yourlife after Hope’ opportunities.

Our Life Skills host today was Darwin Morales

who welcomed Raymond back to Hope High and introduced him to his Life Skills classmates.

Darwin (right) introduces Raymond Perez to his Life Skills classmates to start today’s class.  Great job, Darwin!

Kevin Castenada welcomes Raymond back to Hope High after Darwin’s introduction. A good indication how effective Kevin’s greeting was is the look on Raymond’s face.  Good job, Kevin.  Ms Nuri looks on proudly.

Raise your expectations of your students, Mr Cronin and Ms Nuri.  Please.  Demand more!  I was not prepared for college.   

Today’s Homework: May 10, 2019

  1.   Please send me, in a well written email, your perception of the brand of today’s guest, Claudia Cardozo.   Please make sure your description of Claudia’s brand has perfect spelling, good grammar and punctuation, and short sentences by Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  Thank you.
  2. Please send me, in a well written email, Claudia’s perception of YOUR BRANDI realize her encounter with you was only during today’s class, for a few moments.  However, often times, our opportunities to influence someone about your brand, who might observe you with others, at an event, class, or just walking down a school corridor with others, is only for a few moments.  But, their observation COULD be impactful.  You never know who will make a decision about a future opportunity and who in their network they will reach out to ask questions about your brand.  This is why you always need to be aware of your actions in public.   PEOPLE FORM PERCEPTIONS ABOUT YOUR BRAND DURING BRIEF MOMENTS.  Please make sure your description of Claudia’s perception of your brand has perfect spelling, good grammar and punctuation, and short sentences by Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  Thank you.  I look forward to this answer.  Your assessment will provide interesting insights into the present status of your personal development strategy.  I look forward to providing you with my assessment how Claudia perceived your brand TODAY.

Today’s Class: May 10, 2019

Today’s guest was an amazing, young, courageous, and very successful woman who shared her very personal and inspirational story with us.

Today’s host who welcomed her to our Hope Life Skills class was Isabella Caraballo.

Isabella welcomes Claudia Cardozo, entrepreneur, leadership consultant, and Community Banking Development Manager, to the Hope High Life Skills class.

Isabella introduces Claudia to her classmates to open today’s Life Skills class.

Kevin Torres welcomes Claudia to our class as other students wait to do the same.

Claudia begins to share her inspirational, personal story about her early life, emigration to the United States, and onto her present day, successful career.

Today’s Homework: May 3, 2019

  •  Thank you for the constructive criticism you gave me today on the power point presentation I will present to Hope High sophomores about next year’s Life Skills program on May 24th.   The mission of my presentation is to give sophomores realistic expectations about our class, i.e. what they can expect from me, their teacherexpectations about the guests they’ll meet in class;  expectations of our special events and field trips;  realistic expectations of the homework they will be expected to complete; expectations about attending class each week or a text or email to me when the student has a conflict which keeps them from attending; expectation to always tell the truth;  realization that the Life Skills class is a credit class which will be part of their overall GPA (grade point average).
    • PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR SUGGESTIONS for improving the power point presentation about the Life Skills program  –

 

  • Finally, I would appreciate your suggestions about creating an opportunity to meet with each student parent/guardian to share with them the mission of the Life Skills program.
    • PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR suggestions to achieve my goal of meeting each parent/guardian of each student in the Life Skills program.

 

Please send your suggestions to my email address by Tuesday, May 7th, 2019.  Thank you.

 

Field Trip – April 26, 2019: CVS Health Corporate Office

It was a good day to be associated with the Hope High school brand.

Several Hope juniors were part of a career and jobs day at CVS Health, a Woonsocket, RI, based pharmacy, pharmacy benefits, retail, and soon-to-be, with their Aetna acquisition, insurance company and 7th largest American company with approximately $200 BILLION dollars in annual revenue.  The reaction to the students’ engagement with the CVS staff was telling.   ‘Very professional acting young adults….. curious, inquisitive students …..I was surprised by the quality of their questions…..they were more aware of what’s happening with 21st century technology and its impact on an evolving global economy than anticipated:  artificial intelligence, the importance of data, autonomous warehouses and vehicles, and many of the software applications we’re using…..very courteous, respectful young people;  they even had business cards!!!!!…….they were networking throughout the day; impressive ….they were unafraid to engage in conversation and ask questions, even about our insights and opinions on a variety of topics;  one student respectfully asked if we’d provide some feedback on a data analytic project he was completing for school;  we said ‘of course; we’re curious’….. impressive young people……  ‘   It truly was a good day for the Hope High school brand.

Hope Life Skills 2019 class gathers before the ‘check in’ desk at the CVS Health Corporate Marketing office in Woonsocket, RI

Hope students introduce themselves to their CVS Health hosts.

Hope students enter the secured office space to begin the day’s activities.

Today’s Homework: April 12, 2019

Please watch the following video and then, answer the following questions –

 

 

  1. please envision ONE more job which may be eliminated by artificial intelligent in the future.
  2. please name one of the 16 jobs mentioned in this video you think may not be eliminated by technology in the future and the reasons why this job may not be eliminated by technology.

PLEASE SEND YOUR WELL WRITTEN (PERFECT SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION, SHORT SENTENCES) ANSWERS TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS BY THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH.  THANK YOU.

Today’s Class: April 12, 2019

Today’s guest was Dr Roey Tzezana, an Israeli futurist and physicist,

Dr Roey sharing his vision of the future with our students.

co-founder and CEO of TeleBuddy – a robotics company, the author of “Guide to the Future” and “Rulers of the Future” and, recently, the featured presenter at Hope Life Skills’ annual FUTURE FORUM held each December at Hope High School.

Dr Roey shared his vision of

an artificial intelligence (AI) directed future.

From a

cure of aging and robot lifeguards (drones) to autonomous vehicle and robot pizza delivery, 

Today’s Homework: March 29, 2019

CVS Jobs AND Career Day

1.  Please inform me – YES or NO – in an email if you will be attending the CVS Jobs AND Career Day on April 26.

2.   Please inform me from the CVS Jobs and Career Day form above (Buyers; Store Management; Pharmacy; Supply Chain; Forensics/Data Analytics;) which department you would like to speak with someone about their job.   If you wish me to attempt to find someone in a different department, please let me know the name of the department.  For example, David asked me if he could  speak with someone in graphic design at CVS.   Please send me an email with your answers by Wednesday, April 3rdI need to confirm with our friends and managers at CVS.   Thank you.

So far:     Pharmacy –  Lucy

StoreManagement –  Jeanlania

Data Analytics –   Jose

Graphic Design –  David

3.   Please send me an email with an attachment to your completed Neighborhood Analysis on an Excel Spreadsheet by Wednesday, April 12th.  Thank you.

Today’s Class: March 29, 2019

Today class focused on the creation and use of an Excel Spreadsheet for the collection and segmentation (organization) of data

to facilitate (help) our analysis of the data and the ultimate decision which comes from our analysis.

Ms Pam Avarista, a Hope High School Computer Science teacher, introduced the fundamentals of Excel and its application for the Life Skills student’ “Neighborhood Analysis” activity.

Ms Avarista begins today’s class on the fundamentals for creating an Excel Spreadsheet.

Students reviewing their data, segmenting and rating it in Excel, before their analysis of the data and ultimate decision.