It feels good to join civilization again! I have not had much communication through my social media. Why? Because I was busy writing my second book, Cognitive Upgrade: An Educator’s Guide for Shaping Success. Publishing a second book was no small feat. I drew inspiration from my teacher candidates at two amazing universities – California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and the University of California, Irvine (UCI) – and thirteen years of K-12 experience in urban schools. 

Why is the framework called “Cognitive Upgrade”? We upgrade nearly everything in life – cell phones, cars, houses, shoes, clothes, education, jobs, jewelry, furniture, and etc. So why not a Cognitive Upgrade? A Cognitive Upgrade elevates our thoughts and actions so that we can experience greater success. Components of a Cognitive Upgrade include Beliefs and ExpectationsMotivation and ActionCompetence and Problem-SolvingCompetition and Innovation, and Persistence and Resilience.   

I wrote a book that I wish I had when I started teaching. My new book highlights several strategies and techniques designed to maximize potential and performance in teachers, students, and schools. It took years to acquire knowledge that should have been accessible when I began my teaching career. And I am still learning new information everyday. I hope you enjoy reading the book just as much as I did writing it! I welcome your comments and feedback. Together we can achieve greatness in education. Get your Cognitive Upgrade today!

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