How To Unlock Your Family’s Genius by David Simon

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This unique book is for parents, family members, teachers and community workers and all those who are involved in the education and welfare of families. In How To Unlock Your Family’s Genius, the award winning author and educationalist, David Simon, shows families, how, in eleven simple steps, they can start to realise their true potential. The book uses empowerment literature, poetry, mini essays, short stories and autobiographical writing to show families how they can play an active role in enriching their own learning experience and development.

Book Sections:

• Introduction On Family and Community

• Stage 1 - Family and education: the Africentric approach, empowerment, home schooling & the diary of Theo

• Stage 2 - Family, Health, Nutrition, Healing, & the diary of Theo

• Stage 3 - Family Learning, Learning difficulties, teacher training, Black women educators & the diary of Theo

• Stage 4 - Family relationships, the science of learning, sex education, Saturday schools & the diary of Theo

• Stage 5 - Family, youth leadership, the media, boyhood to manhood training & the diary of Theo

• Stage 6 - Family Protection, prison education, adult education, the Black intellectual & the diary of Theo

• Stage 7 - Family wealth, more family foods & the diary of Theo

• Stage 8 - Family History, ancestry & the diary of Theo

• Stage 9 - Family Tree, family counselling; wisdom, community artists & the diary of Theo

• Stage 10 - Family Pilgrimage, family album, reunion & the diary of Theo

• Stage 11 - Family Theatre: miseducation, the gates of No return & Africa’s Crossroads

David is the author of the novels Secrets of the Sapodilla (1986) and Garvey’s Last soldier (1999). He is the winner of the Peterloo Poetry award (1990) and his play mountain top (1993) was nominated for a London Fringe Award. David was awarded the 2002 100 Black Men Community Award. He is the founder of Ebony Saturday Schools (1987), which won the CARAF supplementary School of the year award 2005 and won the London Black schools and Black Child Conference Supplementary School of The Year Award (2006). David was formerly deputy head of basic education at a London further education college before becoming a full time writer and educationalist.

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