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 Life has definitely changed for everybody! Making it to graduation and more importantly, planning for adult life, is harder to envision with th e many uncertainties around the multiple worldwide pandemics listed above. All School Stakeholders are involved in making education better for our Children but also for our Nation. School stakeholders are individuals and groups with direct interests, involvements, concerns or investments in schooling and education. They include children and their families, faculties and staffs in education institutions (child care, P-12 and higher education), government officials and workers and community advocates who support children and families.   


All school stakeholders need to upgrade their skills, competencies and attitudes for today's world. Trying to return to pre-pandemic behaviors should not be what families nor schools seek since all children were not being taught to prepare for a better future. We overlooked a lot of problem areas pre-2020. Reminders of those past areas are everywhere in your face due to social media - and it's now time to deal with them. This period is sort of like pulling a scab off a sore before it's healed what's underneath. 


We are in the second decade of the 21st century but pre-pandemic and present actions and behaviors are more like  those from mid century - and centuries earlier in our nation!  We're in a period where some very vocal people are letting it all hang out as they act their worst towards others with different opinions while trying to take away a few social advances. Many people are trying to heal from this hurtful period where too many Americans and others across the world have lost their lives.  Some people are trying to grasp hope so  financial security in a changing work environment increases. Additional training and education beyond high school are needed for young folk but also for older generations raising children - or not.  


What you may need during this period: 

 - #1 You may be parents, grandparents or other relatives who want to make sure the next generations are better prepared than you, or you may have had to step in to raise children due to loved ones dying or who are unable to care for their children during this period. Or

 - #2 You may be struggling foster care children preparing to age out of the system or recent high school graduates  who are seeking a better way to close gaps in learning that were not covered by schools or your parents.   Or

 - #3 You may have made it past graduation as older Millennials and Gen Z and are searching for next step directions as you retool yourselves - or first tool yourselves - for learning how to resolve the many problems earlier generations are leaving to your generations. Or

 - #4 You may be educators who are trying to understand classroom dynamics and the changes needed to make this new school year more conducive to student learning by all your students, especially  African American and other students of color.  You may be  grappling with how to make sure that race IS taken into account this time - but you need to know how to do that in a loving and learning way.  


The 21st century has brought changes, challenges and opportunities.  Continuous learning is required to keep up with those changes - especially during this period. We have to understand the many contradictions inherent in our nation's history and how they impact today.  We also have to learn how to live more peacefully with our families and other cultures. 


This requires that all ages use relationship-building, critical thinking and learning skills to develop and hone more positive behaviors, skills and attitudes.  This will help us to show more caring in the roles we play  but also for our joint care as human beings on a planet undergoing people-made climate crises. These areas illustrate the complex and holistic nature of our connected lives.  We have to adjust to change in a rapidly shrinking world.   Schooling Solutions is set to help school stakeholders as they work to empower themselves on different levels so they can better prepare children in next generations for their futures.  


                                       Let's have a conversation to talk about what you need 

and how Schooling Solutions can help support your efforts . . . . 

Call & leave a message or text Dr. Mapp at 1.4BEST1.1411 (423.781.1411) or email [email protected]


Our children are viewing all of these actions with few understandings, and some adults are too.  Our children need to be nurtured and protected - but they also need to be taught to be capable of dealing with the above since they will inherit these same problems and opportunities in a society that is slow to change. Children need to be protected with family love and well-being, wellness and financial security. But cracks are occurring in these protections all over the nation, no matter children's races or family economic levels, so changes for the better are needed.


Why you may need to add A LITTLE SAUCE to your life and job....  

  Sauce adds a little something extra to improve the flavor of food. 

Here S.A.U.C.E. brings seldom-discussed, yet connected, topics to the forefront 

to gain different ways of viewing problems for improved results.  

Adding S.A.U.C.E. can improve the flavor of whatever solution you seek. 

 S.A.U.C.E. was a framework created by Dr. Mapp as she sought to find solutions to tough problems related to life, education, research, work and her family over many decades. The S.A.U.C.E. framework is used to assist stakeholders in gaining deeper holistic understandings for solutions to complex problems since we now know that everything is connected.   Contact Dr. Mapp for consultations, workshops and later speaking engagements.  She has also developed books, posters and other resources to further support what you're going through.  The books and resources in this series are related to the challenges and opportunities of the early 2020's and beyond.  They will be used repeatedly!    The S.A.U.C.E. Book Series include:  

  

1) OUR CHILDREN AND FUTURE: Lessons in Family and School Engagement © 2019

    Called thought-provoking, holistic and realistic, this book is a must-read for families, educators and society to engage better with children.  Excerpted, Updated and Renamed from You Are Your Child's Best Teacher: A Holistic Guide to Link Home and School  © 2015.  Books 2, 3, 4 and 6 that follow were excerpted from Our Children and Future into shorter, updated books.

    

2) MAKING SENSE OF TODAY: How to Connect for a Better Tomorrow © 2020

    Personal decisions impact society and families as the smallest social units in society.  Humanity has gone through turning points before, but this period of connections and deaths are a tipping point for our earth, too.  We have to make sense of the past so we can plan a better tomorrow. This book helps readers delve below the surface to figure out what's happening and decide whether personal decisions are for the good of our children and future lives.  


3) PREPARE OUR CHILDREN FOR THEIR WORLD: Clues from Birth thru Graduation © 2020      For parents and families who want and may need clues to prepare their children for more success in school and in life.  This book has been updated with specific references to overcoming the covid19 and social pandemics.    


4) PREPARE OUR CHILDREN Spiral Bound Guided Journal and Book with Clues from Birth thru Graduation © 2020      This journal plus book are written especially for YOU if you have a new set of children due to pandemic changes. Writing your thoughts down may help you to be more successful with changes in your life.  


5) "BUT WE DON'T BRING THAT TO SCHOOL!"  Racial Dynamics in Classrooms and Schools  © 2022       PRE-ORDERS @ 50% Discount until 14 February 2022.   A qualitative dissertation developed into a book for educators and other stakeholders to understand racial dynamics, engagement and efficacy in classrooms and schools.  

  

6) FOR 2020s QUARANTEENS: The 4-1-1 on School and Life Success © 2022 

    Support for high school students who were quarantined at home with their families during multiple pandemics with clues for healing and moving beyond this period.    

 

DO  ANY  OF  THESE  SOUND  FAMIL​IAR?  ​    Help!

 I’m stressed with teaching my children. I  know there’s more than just technology and on the surface understandings that I need to learn to help my children learn “deeper.” Plus I need to understand what 21st century changes really are!  

 We want more family learning projects so both children and adults in my family can heal from today’s pandemics and negativity while learning more about our family and nation.

 I’m almost ready to graduate – or need to retool my skills for different work - but feel I don’t know enough about life connections that help me make sense of the topics related to the multiple 2020 pandemics and possible future work.

 My children's schools don't teach them what's needed so they can be successful for today's world.  They haven't changed much since we were in school!  


READY TO IMAGINE  A DIFFERENT SCENARIO with the Addition of SAUCE? 

 I understand more about 21st century changes.  I feel more confident about continually learning to keep up with change - along with attitude changes - and I can help my children do the same! We want more than just survival.  

 I now understand connections between national history, our family stories and why we need to shift some understandings and our actions to improve our nation’s democracy.

 I now feel more confident that I can be part of the change that’s needed for the future of individuals, families and our nation -  and can pass it on to my future family so we can thrive rather than just survive!

  I now know what to do so I can join with other parents and stakeholders  so we can advocate for better schools.  We will improve schools so they're better than what we had to endure as parents.  Our children will be prepared for the 21st century! 



HOW DOES DR. MAPP  KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN? 

I’ve been where you are! I had to change to transform myself to keep up so I could be successful during changing and stressful times. Throughout my life, education and work experiences I learned to support others so they became empowered to transform themselves. As an entrepreneur I consult with groups and coach individuals to become the change they seek, and my books and remote webinars extend this support today. More importantly, as a parent of five children (one daughter and four sons) who grew up to earn engineering degrees, I had to research the best ways to parent and teach them, my middle school students and all jobs I experienced. Schooling Solutions has what you need while working through and after the pandemics. 

 

WHAT'S MAKING TODAY SO DIFFERENT?  OR IS IT MORE OF THE SAME?  

Many people forget that families are not just collections of related adults and children. They are a nation's smallest social units and important to society's survival and functioning. The family is a social institution that provides rules about how to live in society through social behaviors, expectations and societal roles.  Many Americans have faith in the power of education to transform society, and some want it to help them transform family life. The U.S. has never had quality education for all.  Social and economic inequities have always been reproduced in our school systems to mirror society.  Change is especially required to meet the needs of the 2020s.  

Society constantly shows that it's unstable, but this period brings in-your-face views of this ​instability on many media screens. The most recent round of major instabilities in our nation and the world began in March  2020.   The viral pandemic changed life as we know it everywhere with fears about the unknown disease that's killing too many but is still not taken seriously by all.  That instability escalated to include dormant and new problems in our families and our nation (and around the world) that include:

  1. Demonstrations against racism and racial injustice (with little understanding by too many Americans of what racism really is,  the history of US policing, etc.);
  2. Home uncertainties with more stressed out parents dealing with work or no work, meeting family needs and remote learning at home (that's inconsistent across schools with too much or little of some things) coupled with  fears of bringing the virus home, whether or not to vaccinate, etc.;
  3. Economic inequities with little money for families exist that keeps them from meeting their needs and access to nutritious foods, shelter, and other necessities of life  (fair pay for work and human dignity have been ongoing problems for centuries);  
  4. Harsh and divided personal and political conversations and actions that threaten our democracy; and
  5. Severe weather conditions caused by the climate crises where people activities, poor decisions and pollution hurt the Earth and hurt humans, too! 

We Support Families and Adults Working Directly with Children, no matter their age,   

 Older Adolescents, Millennials and Gen Z   

with The S.A.U.C.E. Book Series, Products and Virtual Workshops

Contact Dr. Mapp by calling or leaving a message at 1.4BEST1.1411

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in yourself, your family, our communities and our nation! 







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Performance Consultant Lead:

DeBora L'T. Mapp, Ed.D. 

Schooling Solutions LLC was founded in 2009.  Certified as a Minority Women Business Enterprise in 2014 which continues today with BBB certification and Member of Louisville Independent Business Association (LIBA).  International Women's Leadership Association Member, 2016 and National Association of Professional Women VIP Member, 2015. 

Vision: the engagement of stakeholders who transform their families and education so they're aligned with today's realities and academic success for children's improved chances for living and thriving.

Mission: to provide services and products based on wise research that's evidence and reality-based.  

Commitment: to improving family well-being, wellness and financial security and their children's academic and life success.  Transforming schools and empowering stakeholders to gird themselves with courage, will, beliefs and skills to improve children's life chances are also part of our commitment. 

More About Dr. Mapp: Using research focused on equity and excellence, she served more than 40 years in community agencies as a 4 year old program teacher and career counselor, secondary teacher-leader, P-12 district curriculum coordinator, long-time community volunteer, university administrator and professor and entrepreneur.  As a college student,  she received recognition from two national groups (AAHE Black Caucus and AERA/ UCEA David Clark) for her dissertation topic of teacher self-efficacy and African American student engagement.

Dr. Mapp matriculated at the University of Kentucky for decades as a professional student, it seemed.  But as she did that, her five children (one daughter and four sons) earned engineering degrees.  Her degrees include: 

  • EdD Instruction and Administration with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Social Justice focus
  • MA in Education Guidance and Counseling 
  • BA in Education with a Social Studies concentration.  


 Services and Products We Offer   

We help you identify and clarify barriers and disconnects to form solutions in your school and home through our consulting services, coaching and products. See the resources and services we offer above and on the  Products page.  All school stakeholders (students and their families, and others with interests and involvement in education) have to change so they can find solutions to today's complex problems that began centuries ago.  

In schools, teacher performance is key to student learning in classrooms. This means that the performances of all school stakeholders, including school and district staffs and faculties, have to evolve and change so they can better support teachers and students in their classroom interactions.

Many of us sometimes forget that families are important as society's smallest social unit which rears children who attend schools and will eventually work to support our nation. At home, many changes may need to occur so parents and families can better prepare, love and support their children to become capable and feel cared for as they are prepared for school, living and work.  The pandemics taught us that nothing should be taken for granted, and we all have to do better!

In the community, advocates, initiatives and organizations that support children and families also have to evolve and change. This includes 2020s calls for police, social work, university and others educating new recruits who need to know our true history wile updating institutions so they are more inclusive.  This knowledge needs to be woven into  local and national reform and transformation efforts on many levels  so services can be offered that meet the needs of life today.   The SAUCE Series  is also for advocates and initiatives to use as conversation starters with youth, and for educators needing more information to assist students and their families.  

Offering  Remote Services and Products

  1. SAUCE Blog, Webinars, Books and seasonal products 
  2. .Professional and staff seminars
  3. .Family and student workshops.
  4. Posters with topics that help families and children develop on many topics (i.e.,  Common Core, reading, multiplication table/math facts to get over math anxiety, thinking skills and SCANS, etc. )

 If you don't see what you need here, talk to Dr. Mapp and she can possibly develop your needs into a workshop.  If languages other than English are needed in products and this website, inform Dr. Mapp if you have the funding to make it happen with permission from Schooling Solutions LLC..   

If you prefer to order by mail,

please text Dr. Mapp at 1.4BEST1.1411 or email her at [email protected]   

                                  You've come to the right site if you seek timely information about connections among                                    what's in the news and our nation's - and your families' pasts

 


Schooling Solutions and Dr. Mapp are poised to help you, 

your families and groups move through and beyond the  2020s turning points

We Support Families and Adults Working Directly with Children, no matter their age,   

 Older Adolescents, Millennials and Gen Z   

with The S.A.U.C.E. Book Series, Products and Virtual Workshops

Contact Dr. Mapp by calling or texting her at 1.4BEST1.1411