Thursday, December 31, 2009

10 Ways to Welcome January 2010

There are many outstanding and creative ways to welcome 2010. Time to cast off the old and focus on new opportunities. The year 2010 is a chance to make a big difference in the way that you think and accomplish your goals. So here are ten things that you can do to welcome the New Year.

1. Identify a song that will be your theme for the year.

2. Start the first day of the year by volunteering to help someone

3. Brainstorm a new business that will expand on your current building

4. Start the education or training that you have been putting off

5. Write a book it's easier than you think

6. Start a new club that will help youth to become leaders

7. Break an old pattern that is creating negative thoughts about your future

8. Call at least one different relative each week

9. Seek the advice of more than one person to complete your project

10. Try a new healthy meal each week

Feel free to add to this list. The year 2010 is full of possibilities. It's time to think out of the box. Dr. Stephen Jones is an education expert at

Friday, December 25, 2009

7 Reasons to Give Thanks on Christmas

Christmas is a great way to close the year. Thinking of how God sent Jesus to change the world and bring peace to hearts and minds. I have spent the year focusing on reasons to be thankful. It reminds me that my good time far outweigh the challenging times. What are you thankful for? Here are my seven things that inspired me during 2009.

1. I am thankful for God's word which has been a light in darkness.

2. My wife son and daughter are my greatest supporters

3. Each day I live is a chance for 1% improvement or 365% in one year.

4. I learned from my mistakes and I challenged myself to do something new

5. I had an opportunity top help hundreds of students and parents

6. All of the contacts I have made throughout the various social networks are so sincere about helping students to achieve their dreams

7. Working at Villanova University inspires me to help students to reach their career goals

I look forward to hearing from you. Tell me about your goals for 2010? How I can help?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Online Tutoring Service

My Name is Dr. Stephen Jones and I have established a new partnership with AcademicOne an online tutoring service. AcademicOne provides live tutors to supplement student instruction in grades K-12 / community colleges / technical schools, as well as four-year university institutions. Tutoring is available Sunday through Thursday 12:00PM to 12:00AM. Topics include Basic Math, Algebra I & Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus & AP Calculus, Statistics and Probability Basic Science, Biology & AP Biology, Chemistry & AP Chemistry, Physics and AP Physics. This service is offered on the lower portion of my website. To find out more visit

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Facebook Poll titled Should President Obama be Killed a Sign of the Times

A few weeks ago when Congressman Joe Wilson called President Obama a liar it was infuriating. It was clear that this feeling was in his heart and he could not hold it back. It expressed a sentiment that others in the audience would not express. Yesterday marked another disappointing day when someone posted a Facebook poll asking whether President Obama should be killed. There is a ground swell of anti-President Obama people who are making race the issue not health care.

In this case this ugly poll is an indication that the country is taking one step forward and two steps backward. The right to express your self has taken on a whole new meaning. It seems that there is a lack of respect for the office of the president. Having President Obama in office should be an opportunity to demonstrate to the world that the United States can accept all people regardless of race or gender as leaders. We cannot let the people who are limited in foresight to dominate the internet and the news.

It’s time that those who support President Obama stand up in louder voices and express support. The other day I received a Facebook e-mail asking for daily prayer for President Obama. Why not send a flood of e-mail o the White House expressing our support and prayers for President Obama. Why not write a positive article on your blog or to your local newspaper to change the atmosphere of negativity that is buzzing through society. We all can make a difference.

It’s time to move this country forward rather than return to the days when race was presented as a limitation. Let’s not let negativity prevail. We need to send a message that we believe that President Obama is an excellent choice for the Office of the President. The current challenges that this country is facing requires a unified commitment from all of us. People who are on the fringes who promote hate on the internet, radio and television are out of touch. In this moment in history let us stand for the right cause. Dr Stephen Jones is an education expert who you can visit at

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Senator Edward Kennedy Dies at 77

Senator Edward Kennedy a friend of the poor and champion of education died at 77 last night. From my days as a young child I remember my parent’s disappointment over the death of John F. Kennedy his bother. I suppose they were inspired by the President’s enthusiasm for civil rights. Senator Edward Kennedy took up the challenge to continue the push for the civil treatment of all Americans. He was not afraid to battle for issues that he felt were important. He was a liberal who knew how to engage republicans when there were mutually agreeable benefits. I think he valued education because he recognized the limitations that it would place on the growth of the nation.

One of the characteristics that Senator Kennedy exhibited was that of a servant. He realized that it was his duty to be concerned about the condition of the common person. Even while he was ill with cancer he still continued to champion causes that he valued. He will be missed when issues regarding education come before the congress and senate. We need more legislators who will stand up for education and the civil rights of all citizens. This country needs more people who will realize that nothing will change as long as we to lose our global position in the area of education. My prayers are with the Kennedy family on this day.