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Friday, May 25, 2018

Dear Hannah: changED (Volume 1) (The Album / Mixtape)

Dear Hannah,

Tradition begins and ends with change.

Everything must change - and STAY changED.

I hope the songs below help to show the path.



Derrick Brown & KnowledgeBase Present ...
"changED (Volume 1)"

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Audio Download (MP3 + PDF Lyrics Book)

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Title (Click Link For Lyrics)
Creating change requires a "real-time" battle plan that can GRASPP, evaluate, and adjust in the middle of a fight.
You can make a whole new song - that speaks to our present-day plight - out of song & movie titles from albums & CDs that you have "sitting in the crates".
"Spare me all these details, man ... just tell me what I need to know (about life)."
Sometimes the cause masks the agenda.

Sometimes the cause masks our issues.
We have to keep the 7 “mind molding” institutions (religion, medicine, government, arts & entertainment, media, education, and the family) honest, accountable, and true to the game by following the rules of self-control ...
Power is the ability to work efficiently - that is, via wise and skillful use of resources, interests, communication, and expertise.
Segments of our society are marginalized because of their knowledge.

They see and say an uncomfortable truth about how we sometimes get in our own way.
"Culture" and "tradition" are often misnomers for "this is how we do it, and it ain't changing."

Everything must change, though - and STAY changed.
Equality depends on opportunity AND circumstances.

Work to create both for people ...
The times, they are a changin' - but the challenges are still the same ...

Copyright © 2017 Derrick  Brown. All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Dear Hannah: LEarning (KnowledgeBase's "Reach - Then Teach" Educational Materials)

This Month's Featured Categories:
Albums / Mixtapes (To Support Long-Term Critical Thinking & Creative Writing Projects)
Project Bundles (With Video Guides)

May I Pay Via Purchase Order? Yes - Here's How!

About KnowledgeBase's "Reach - Then Teach" Store

Since our daughter Hannah’s birth (in 2013), I have published a catalog of
music and learning content that we sell online

Yes - you can pay via purchase order - here is how!

Our catalog offers "on-demand" downloadable classes (short, introductory video guides bundled with accompanying digital document resources) designed as flexible, multi-use supplemental educational materials.

Our content supports nurturing small-group fellowship, relationship building, and character education via informal social & emotional learning (SEL).

For example, last year we wrote and produced a "curriculum album" called
"changED" - an original video collection of 10 songs (MP4 format with on-screen lyrics) dedicated to Hannah that encourage social change through direct action.

This year, we released "Follow The Leader (changED - Volume 2)" - a collection of 10 NEW songs.

The on-screen lyrics help students engage each song's messages - which make each song a "textbook".

We bundled the 10 videos with a PDF lyrics booklet.

A teacher (or motivated student) with this bundle can then inspire, inform, and engage other students via traditional (and non-traditional) individual and / or team critical thinking and creative writing projects.

These projects include (but are not limited to) “standup storytelling”, debates, essays, public speaking, poetry & songwriting (and performance), field trips, short videos (like public service announcements), and letter writing campaigns.

These projects help students to weigh and consider current events through the tools of empathy, analysis, synthesis, mentoring, mediation, and problem solving.

Our goal is to help them to become engaged and invested in the process of change - by finding and using their "voice" and gifts.

About Derrick Brown (Standup Storyteller)

I am Keisha's husband, and Hannah's father.

I am a “standup storyteller.”

I fuse rap, spoken word (poetry), oration (traditional public speaking), singing, and teaching into messages of hope, healing, and change that I write, direct, and produce to help people who help people.

Everything must change - and stay changED.

Tradition begins and ends with change.

Change begins with me and the renewing of my mind ... then continues through efforts to effect small-group discipleship (equipping others to equip others) with audiences that respect and embrace mentoring, mediation, and problem solving as tools of change.

I am the product of my mentoring relationships, peacemaking (and peacekeeping), and problem-solving ability.

My education began when I finished school.

After school, I enrolled in a lifelong curriculum that includes classes in ministry, entrepreneurship, stewardship, literacy, numeracy, language, self-identity, self-expression, and analysis / synthesis.

My projects execute a ministry that has evolved from wisdom earned through lessons learned.

I want to share this wisdom to build teams of "triple threat" fellows - mentors, mediators, and problem solvers.

We will collaborate in simple, powerful ways that allow us to help people who help people.

I now know that power is work done efficiently (with wise and skillful use of resources, interests, communication, and expertise).

Copyright © 2018 Derrick  Brown. All Rights Reserved.

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