Entries by Joseph Riccardelli

Preparing for the Winter Holidays in 2020

Dear Friends, As we have come to expect from each calendar year, we have reached the winter holiday season. As with all other aspects of 2020, the holiday season feels a bit different this year. For many of us, it may continue to be a time of joy, thankfulness, and togetherness with family. For many […]

Cheers to a Night Well Spent…

On Tuesday November 10th, the Tanenbaum community came together from locations all over the world to bond in laughter and joy. It was a welcome respite from the trying times we are in. From the pre- show sponsor’s reception with the comedians to a short burst of Happy Birthday for a member of the audience, […]

Navigating Uncertain Times

Yesterday was election day, and it may take some time to properly determine who won. Campaigns, pundits, talking heads and social media will try to shape the narrative in favor of their candidate of choice, regardless of the important details of the actual results. Established media organizations hire statisticians and election experts to help project […]

National Bullying Prevention Month

Building respect for differences, at any age, requires intentionality and support; and given the steady increase in hate crimes, it has never been more important to build a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. Whether you’re managing remote or in-person instruction (or a combination of both), Tanenbaum’s curricula, fact sheets, and web resources […]

Privilege, Right, Responsibility – Vote!

Dear Tanenbaum Community – When I first registered to vote I knew it was a responsibility. I knew voting was a right I was given that was fought for by people I would never know. I never thought of voting as a privilege. I’m an American, and, being able and expected to vote was my […]

Human Rights Are Relevant to All of Us, Every Day

Friends — Human rights are relevant to all of us, every day. The UN Declaration of Human Rights, opens with a complex philosophical statement: “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world…” Whatever your […]

Five Ways to Conquer Fake News – Combating Extremism

Facts are on the chopping block and if you’re not already worried—you should be. Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they’re having trouble figuring out what’s real and what’s fake on the internet. Identifying facts is getting harder, especially with the bombardment of information tailored to reinforce our opinions. The challenge for all of us, as thoughtful consumers of […]