I never understood myself until I was an adult. Growing up, I tried many different medications and therapies. But what I found was that doctors who treated me observed my behavior, asked my parents, and talked with my teachers but they never asked me what I was thinking.

We take actions (behaviors) because we are motivated by the thoughts in our head. Anxiety is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.

For me anxiety is:

Vomiting at school because this standardized test that some bureaucrat in Washington DC or Austin decided I needed to take will effect my entire…


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Members of the Oversight Board:

I write you today not to change Facebook’s polices but to enforce policies that already exist. I dispute the way Facebook applies these policies.

Stedfast Baptist Church is a cult that prides itself on advocating for the murder of members of the LGBTQ community, children, and many others who they consider having “sinned” [1].

This organization has been designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center [2] as a hate group. Their hateful rhetoric has also been covered by many members of the media including Newsweek (who brought attention to the fact…


What we witnessed today was something far greater than a simple school election. Today, both candidates for Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD Board of Education Place 1, Dr. Marilyn Tolbert and former Boswell Choir Instructor Ron Franklin set up shop outside the Administration building in hopes of securing votes for their campaign. They both took extensive time to talk with community members and share their vision. Throughout the day the candidates would talk with each other and were extremely friendly. But at the end of the day is when it truly got interesting, Dr. Tolbert walked over to Mr. Franklin to…


Dr. Marilyn Tolbert and Trustee Paige Ring are leaders. In the Saginaw community, they have created a culture of excellence where one student has the power to make a difference. They have raised the standards for our school district.

Under their leadership, a Chisholm Trail High School student with muscular dystrophy was able to score a touchdown at a football game. At Comanche Springs Elementary students were able to build a strong math success by solving over 2 million math problems in the middle of a pandemic where they placed 3rd in the state and 33rd in the nation. …


Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Michael Moates and I am a Doctor of Education with an Emphasis in Leadership and a concentration of Community College Leadership student at Fielding Graduate University and a Master of Arts with areas of study in Psychology and Strategic Communications Student at Liberty University.

Student Anxiety

When I was in school from 3rd — 11th Grade we had the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Test of TAKS. This test would make me sick. …

Michael Moates

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