I’m excited to be going for three days of Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs Facilitator Training this week. So what’s that, you ask?
Okay, for starters: entrepreneurship, noun: the activity of setting up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit: the new business opportunities have encouraged entrepreneurship on a grand scale.
But, this program is educating teachers to work with students not to just start up and own businesses, though that too, where feasible, but to own their own lives–as students, writers, thinkers, voters, community members, etc., etc., and so forth.
I’ll be taking this approach in teaching Preparatory English, Eng. 79, at Delta College this spring. We will be using lots of resources including the amazing book WHO OWNS THE ICEHOUSE, a series of stories about one man’s experiences learning from his hard-working and practical uncle who owned… what else? an icehouse in the days when ice was an essential for beating the hot summer days in the South.
In the late 1950s, Glen Allan, Mississippi, was a poor cotton community. For many, it was a time and place where opportunities were limited by social and legal constraints that were beyond their control. It was a time and place where few dared to dream. Based on his own life experience, Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert has teamed up with entrepreneur thought leader Gary Schoeniger to create a powerful and compelling story that captures the essence of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide. Drawing on the entrepreneurial life lessons Taulbert learned from his Uncle Cleve, Who Owns the Ice house? chronicles Taulbert’s journey from life in the Mississippi Delta at the height of legal segregation to being recognized by Time magazine as “one of our nation’s most outstanding emerging entrepreneurs.” Who Owns The Ice House? reaches into the past to remind us of the timeless and universal principles that can empower anyone to succeed.
So, stay tuned! I’ll be posting highlights of what I learn about this new approach to education!
Loved the KINGS RIVER LIFE review of House of Cuts and House of Dads on Audible! And glad to see Kathleen Costa give credit for the talented Ginny Harman‘s voice and production talents. It is not easy to make an audiobook as my friends Susan Rushton and Pauline Nevins know! […]
Please leave a comment here if you are a writer in California’s Central Valley. I would love to hear about what you are writing at the moment or have just released. Related to my House of Eire, just out this summer, it was a surprise to find the interview I did a few months ago […]
Book Reviews and Wallpaper proclaims “The past and present come together in … House of Eire. In some part of us there is a yearning to discover where we come from and who we are. Hilary Broome is no exception [and although she] seems like the average human that lives in California, this is […]
Readers’ Muse says “the third Hillary Broome novel … like the books before it, was filled with great writing, tight plots and splendid story weaving… The language and descriptions are so realistic they made me visit Ireland in my mind and it was, in equal parts, fun and emotional to know about the […]
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Deal Sharing Aunt can’t wait for book 4, House of Hoops, about a quarter […]
I loved the review from Margaret Tidwell who describes herself this way “I’m a 31-year-old blogger. I write about my life and my struggles with Multiple Sclerosis. I also am a huge book worm and because of that I review tons of books so other people can get ideas of books they should check out.”
At Working Mommy Journal, it was heart-warming to see how well Hillary’s travels and travails were understood, as did “Working Mommy,” who also felt the anguish of the Irish people in the pages of the book. I just had to share some of her review and hope you go to the link above for […]
Over the Hills and Far Away describes Hillary Broome’s Irish adventure–in Italian! From the engaging first paragraph: …la terra magica per eccellenza.. l’Irlanda. Sono felice di ospitare una tappa del blog tour dedicato al romanzo di June Gillam, House of Eire a cui è abbinato anche un giveaway internazionale che vedrà 10 fortunati vincitori […]
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