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Making it to graduation is harder to envision with the many uncertainties around the multiple 2020 worldwide pandemics of covid-19, racial injustice demonstrations, severe weather conditions due to climate change and democracy-hurting actions! Life has definitely changed for school stakeholders and everybody else! 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 so they can redesign or at least improve learning and schools for today's realities. For some children, staying alive until graduation means that their families may need to learn additional skills and attitudes to survive and hopefully eventually thrive so their children have better chances for living and learning.

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. Society constantly shows that it's unstable, but this period brings in-your-face views of this ‚Äčinstability on many media screens. Instabilities began in March 2020 with inactions by national leadership and fear about the unknown disease (that's killing too many but is not taken seriously by all), but they have escalated to include:

  1. demonstrations against racism (with little understanding by too many Americans of what racism really is or the history of US policing);
  2. remote learning (that's inconsistent across schools with too much or little homework for learning about today, with slow working internet that's taxed by some adults working on the same devices, going outside the home to work with fears of bringing the virus home, etc.);
  3. a lack of money for food, shelter and other necessities (though we're still urged to buy to support our economic system);
  4. harsh and divided personal and political relationships (across the nation and eve‚Äčn in the same families); and
  5. severe weather conditions (that the federal government is slow to offer aid at times due to political ties).

Our children are viewing all of these actions with little understandings, and some adults also have little understandings. 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 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.

After older adolescents make it to graduation, they need to learn how to earn money for financial security through additional training and education. In addition, they have to continue learning how to live peacefully with their families and other cultures through the use of critical thinking and learning skills to develop and hone more positive behaviors, skills and attitudes. These areas are needed for living successfully in a rapidly shrinking world that will be different in some ways, but hopefully better. We are poised to help you, your families and schools move through and beyond this 2020 turning point.

Dr. Mapp with Schooling Solutions

Supports Families and Adults Working Directly with Children

with the S.A.U.C.E. Book Series and Virtual Workshops

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

Book Titles in the SAUCE Series:

Available in Print, E-book and Future Audio

Inspired Schooling Solutions Publications Imprint


Lessons in Family and School Engagement (c) 2019

Excerpted, Updated and Renamed from You Are Your Child's Best Teacher: A Holistic Guide to Link Home and School (c) 2015:


How to Connect for a Better Tomorrow* (c) 2020


Clues from Birth - Graduation*

* With excerpts from Our Children and Future



Questioning the Universe Imprint


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Performance Consultant Lead:

DeBora L'T. Mapp, Ed.D. 

Schooling Solutions LLC started in 2009.

Certified as a Minority Women Business Enterprise in 2014. 

Vision: the engagement of stakeholders who transform their families & education so they're aligned with today'simproved 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 and their children's academic and life success, while transforming schools and empowering stakeholders to gird themselves with courage, will, beliefs and skills to improve children's life chances. 

We help stakeholders PLAN

and develop STRATEGIES

to gain needed RESULTS!

About Dr. Mapp: Using research focused on equity and excellence, I served more than 40 years as an agency career counselor, P-12 teacher-leader, district curriculum coordinator, community volun-teer, college administrator and professor.

About Dr. Mapp: Using research focused on equity and excellence, I served more than 40 years as an agency career counselor, P-12 teacher-leader, district curriculum coordinator, community volun-teer, college administrator and professor.

I received recognition from two national groups (AAHE Black Caucus and AERA/ UCEA David Clark) for my dissertation topic of teacher self-efficacy and African American student engagement.

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.  

I am a parent of five children with engineering degrees (1 daughter with PhD and 4 sons with MBA, MS and 2 BSs) and grandparent of seven amazing children whose parents are their Best Teachers!   

 Services and Products We Offer   

We help you identify and clarify barriers and disconnects to form solutions in your school and home through our services and products. See the resources and services we offer on the Products page.  

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. Time To Teach helps in this regard. See the Time to Teach page!

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, 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.  

In the community, advocates, initiatives and organizations that support children and families also have to evolve and change so they offer services that meet the needs of life today which include being 21st century capable. You Are Your Child's Best Teacher 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 Services and Products

1.National Time To Teach Trainer

in Classroom Management and resources in that area and in Engaging and Motivating Students through Differentiated Instruction.

2.Professional and staff seminars

3.Family and student workshops.

4. Posters (Common Core, reading

and multiplication table/math facts

to get over math anxiety, thinking

skills and SCANS, etc. )

5. Multiplication Table and Math Facts


If you prefer to order by mail,

please click here for an order form

that can be printed.  

Taking Time to be 21st Century-Capable!

We have to take time to change or enhance skills, attitudes and our knowledge and work lives.

To help you in the classroom, Time To Teach books utilize 21st century skills in the Products, Projects and Performance series for classes in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and integrated subjects in an Elementary (Grades 3-5) book.

The following topics related to living and learning successfully in the 21st century from You Are Your Child's Best Teacher: A Holistic Guide to Link Home and School (c) 2015:    

Build positive relationships for changes in family dynamics with this book. Families can develop plans to change interactions with children around learning and more healthy family lifestyles.

Choices and decisions made in the past have consequences that impact the present and future since everything is connected and can't be predicted or controlled since people have agency (will).

Literacy changes as societies and technology change (no longer 3Rs!) and flexibility is needed to be literate. These changes can influence your health and environment, global awareness and finances. Critical thinking is needed!

Lifelong learning has to occur to keep up with the times for better lives. We need to be open to change, creative and innovative and need to feel and think critically to solve complex problems. 

Unconscious bias reduction is incorporated into all sessions when requested. Workshop sessions can be custom designed. Follow up sessions are available for all stakeholders.  

Student workshops with SELFIE help students empower themselves for more success. Organization skills, study groups and critical thinking workshops are available.    

Community initiatives that support children and families may be in need of added support as they try some of the topics in the book. Many topics are conversation starters that will help students understand the need for being proactive rather than reactive.  

Time To Teach classroom management strategies are useful to out-of-school time groups like day cares, after school programs, etc.   

We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our services and products. There's more to come!