Just in case you haven’t listened to this yet, I thought I’d share this bedtime story. This belongs to all of our 2020 graduates who have sacrificed their celebrations for the sake of humanity.
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.
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.”
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”
Crowds. Noise. Everything that many book lovers usually run from will be swirling around and crackling through the air at the Miami Book Fair in the coming weeks. The first time I took my kids there, I was slapped with screeching children, tents with more screeching children, loud music, and sometimes happy, mostly angry parents.Continue reading “Find the best authors at THE MIAMI BOOK FAIR”
We sat outside, surrounding our fire pit, and roasting marshmallows on sticks. Each of us listening to the next scary story as if a monster might jump right out of the storyteller’s mouth. It was as simple as that. We forgot the horror of early morning carpools and catching colds as well as the burdenContinue reading “Halloween Horror shatters school stress.”
Between getting up before the sun even rises and just thinking about homework, all teenagers feel at least a tinge of anxiety when the school year begins. Overachievers might find themselves biting their cuticles. Underachievers might dread the teachers who will ridicule them for not trying. Social butterflies might obsess over a pimple, their hair,Continue reading “5 Best Ways to Help Teens Survive School Anxiety”
Oftentimes when reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee in the classroom, students giggle when stumbling upon the first “inappropriate” word. By ages 10 and 11 nowadays, students have heard and said all of those words at some point. In fact, a lot of those kids have heard their parents shouting those words whileContinue reading “Censoring Enlightenment”