Words swarmed over each other and buzzed with a hovering that left thoughts moving back and forth, up and down. It became clear that education’s best moments were happening right now, amid tragedy and change.
I slapped my legs and snorted this morning while putting my groceries away. Who knew that listening to my kids’ English teacher talk about the schedule for the week would be so entertaining? I mean, yes, I also teach English and have been told on more than one occasion that my backup plan should beContinue reading “Applause Applause, Give the Teachers a Hand”
When I found this beautiful website, I thought of a home for my daughter. As I continued to read, I found a home for myself. You’re missing out if you don’t have this home.
Boom boom boom. More like a pump than a pound. Boom boom boom. I sat outside and heard the sound. Boom boom boom. That’s Miami music looping around. Boom boom boom. Three weeks play daily party sounds. Boom boom boom. Another pandemic party shakes the ground.
Bursting out of the house in an effort to escape the extreme claustrophobia that was choking me to death, I ran down the dark street to the park that was covered in yellow tape. I ran around it watching a man in a mask walk his dog. There were only a few of us whoContinue reading “Escape”
Right now, just remember that a district is made up of one human being linked to another human being and none of us have ever been more human than we are now.
As we’re all still processing the fact that many schools will probably shut down for the rest of this school year, we need to prepare for education at home. This post provides educators, parents, and students with some useful websites and tools to help make educating students easier. Find one or two resources that makeContinue reading “Teaching From Home”
There was no 5:30 a.m. alarm this morning. There was no driving one child to the Metro station on the East side of Miami then rushing home to drive the other to the West side of Miami. My daughter walked into the kitchen this morning with a smile on her face. It was around 9Continue reading “Our Child Starts School During Coronavirus Pandemic.”
Getting your child to read more is the parenting challenge of the 21st Century. Forget about how hard it is for an English teacher to get a student to read a book. Even if you’re lucky enough to have one parent staying at home, that doesn’t mean the parent can just make a child miraculouslyContinue reading “Reading Help: 3 Simple Tools to Encourage Reading”
Was it the track suits, the rancid meat, or the fact that laughing and horror are somehow co-dependent? For anyone, especially parents, needing to laugh, this is your ticket to giggles, spit-laughter, and wiggle-in-your-seat squeals of delight. Stay tuned for more here at BraveSmart, with Writer/Producer/Actress/Comedian Jill Michele, and Producer/Actor/Writer/Comedian Carlos Alzraqui.