LaRon A. Carter is a veteran US Marine and former K – 12 Special Education Certified Teacher for Emotionally Challenged Students with 20 years experience. He has a Bachelors of Science in education from Eastern Michigan University and an Applied Associates of Science in computer technology.
More importantly I am, an unapologetic Christian, on an empowering mission to assist young people in becoming better problem solvers. This is a cornerstone to building my private tutoring program.
Currently relocated to Indianapolis in 2011. Since arriving I have served Carmel Clay Schools as an Instructional Literacy Assistant and Guest Teacher. I also donated my time and talents to serving my alma mater IPS Arlington High School as a Security Dad and Community Leader Volunteer.
This summer I co-facilitated Center for Leadership Development’s High School Success Prep, Parent Course at Indiana University Purdue–University Indianapolis. I was also honored to be part of Indiana Black Expo’s 2011 statewide Teacher Conference Planning Committee featuring social activist Geoffrey Canada, CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, as this year’s Keynote Speaker.
One of the most exciting recent events for me was facilitating a free global conference for educators with The Reform Symposium #RSCON3 sponsored by Classroom2.0 and Elluminate along with 63 International presenters. In my first worldwide Internet conference I delivered a highly successful training titled: How to Turbo Charge Your Personal Learning Network Chats on Twitter Using Multiple Laptop and Smart Phone Client Apps at One Time to eager educators seeking ways to integrate technology into the classroom using the best 21st century practices.
Most of my extra energy is focused on helping young people defeat the risk of high school dropout and financial suffering. That is why I created the Internet community ST (Street Teacher) in the laboratories of my education solutions company, EBU (Empowering Basics University).
ST is designed to inspire young people and those that serve them to unlock their genius using basic literacy strategies and a simple three step problem solving model called PAR Technology. I believe, with the help of a savvy academic coach or teacher, a child can learn to effectively communicate through spoken expression, written dissertation, and controlled emotions. Ultimately achieving desired goals and radically reducing success limitations.
I am also a blogger. One of my earlier blogs was Asphalt Check – A Problem Solving Blog for Street Savvy K12 Teachers. It is a three year living document covering parts of my 30 year professional and personal life experiences. In that blog I wrote about serving as a proud Marine Corps warrior. I exposed the myths of being an entrepreneur, how to make the grades as a mentor and teacher, tips for thriving betweens the loves and hurts of being a husband and parent, and guides to growing daily in your understanding of what it means to be a true friend. Included within that body of work is a youth-preneur blog series written for Chicago’s Money Smart Guy and financial expert Matthew Sapaula.
Recent projects involve the creation of K12Live on Twitter and the complimentary iPaper: PLN for K12 Teachers. As Multimedia-At-Large we strive to spotlight the most outstanding educators using 21st century technology in the classroom, teaching best practices for K12 teacher preparation, and student focused education reform.
In a no strings effort to assist my colleagues in creating win-win outcomes for those we serve I wrote The FREE Confidence Building eBook Stop Crying in the Restroom: A Guide to your Best Year Teaching With Smart K12 Goal Setting Methods.
Please join me in a collaborative movement to regain control of our classrooms and teaching practices, so that collectively we can drastically reduce the rate of student drop out and radically improve the state of our economy, as a result of inspiring students to think smarter and dream bigger.
Stay focused. Stay confident and together we will win.
LaRon A. Carter, The Guest Teacher
Author of Stop Crying in the Restroom [it ain’t that deep]: A Guide to Your Best Year Teaching With Smart K – 12 Goal Setting Methods
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