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.
Taking a break from teaching has given me time to explore the world of education through the Internet. I’ve found some sites that feel like an endless trail of links to worksheets that are essentially irrelevant to students of the 2020 realm. But, I’ve also found websites that are not only 2020 perfect, but 2020Continue reading “Educators and Parents Need to Read This”
With a sparkle in her eyes, she asked, “Are you ready?” “Let’s go.” With a sparkle in his eyes, he told a story I’d never forget. Leonard Pitts, Jr. read from Chapter 2 in his new novel, The Last Thing You Surrender. His voice bending into the different characters as if he lived their lives,Continue reading “With a sparkle we go”
Taking the metro to the Miami Book Fair seems surreal and yet so appropriate. Flying through the city in anticipation holds you in a new, fresh realm. Right now, Miami weather offers a gust of crisp, fresh air when the doors peel open and you step onto the platform. Walking downtown gives you the feelingContinue reading “See Wynwood Walls at the Miami Book Fair”