I am proud and honored to announce that Learning Dimensions has been chosen as an American Small Business Champion by SCORE and Sam’s Club.

The American Small Business Championship awarded this title to 103 small businesses, two in every state and the District of Columbia, for their dedication to the success of their businesses. The American Small Business Champions each received a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, an all-expense-paid trip to a training event, SCORE mentoring for one year, and promotion throughout the year to showcase each Champion’s story. Each Champion is also eligible for one $25,000 grand prize.

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We’ve Been Named An American Small Business Champion by SCOREMentors and SamsClub!

We are so excited! Guess what? The new LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel collection is here!

LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel has a brand new design for our online store hosted by Threadless  (a Chicago-based t-shirt company committed to supporting the artist and educational community that has collaborated with companies such as Gap, Thermos as well as Dell). Click on the link to check it out. Feel free to leave us some feedback in the comments section of this blog post.

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THE NEW LEARNtheBrand IMPACT APPAREL COLLECTION IS HERE!

Why LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel? What is the inspiration behind the apparel line? What is the back-story of LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel? How did an educator get into apparel? As we come close to the final months of our first collection, I would like to share the story behind LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel. This is the story of a social impact apparel line committed to transforming education, one shirt at a time.

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Why LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel?

As a first year teacher, I was assigned to teach World History.  Since I was a “brand new out-of-the box” teacher, I never had any experience teaching this subject (or any subject as a matter of fact).  Of course, I went to my department chairperson to solicit some suggestions on how I should teach this particular course.  I was hoping that he would give me some past syllabi or steer me to a cool resource that would outline a fully engaging, relevant and meaningful world history curriculum.  Well, this did not happen.

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My Vision of Education

I was working late one night at the school that I taught at making a test that I needed to administer to my students the next day (yes, it is true, teachers are not always able to plan ahead). I was tired, in a hurry and anxious to get out of the school building as it was getting rather late. At the most inopportune time, one of my students walks in my classroom (I had to work really hard to disguise my disgust on her extremely poor timing).  She spent about ten minutes chatting about, you know, whatever fifteen year-olds find to be breaking news.  I was halfway listening and trying to focus on writing the test.  Then, suddenly, my computer screen went blank.  Yes, BLANK!  Right at the time that I was near completion!

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My Vision of Education

I stumbled into education.  At 13 years old, during a heated discussion with my mom (you know the kind of discussion that mothers tend to have with their newly teenage daughters), I declared that I would NEVER do what she does (my mom was/is a teacher).  Her reaction to my resistant stance was quite shocking to me.  She calmly and simply said, “Good, I don’t want you to be a teacher.  You should be a lawyer and make some money.” Later in life, I will discover that I should never say ‘never.’

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My Vision of Education

I am please to announce that the movement is moving forward strong!  About 32% raised towards meeting our $4000.00 goal! Support the social impact apparel line today. I have some good news, but can’t share until we have raised 50% towards our goal. So, let’s do this.  

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The Movement Is Strong…32% Raised Towards LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel Line!