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.
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”
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”
Watching students test has become an obsession for me, as a teacher and as a mom. I first began studying The Test about 10 years ago. I had always held a deep disdain for even the mention of the word “test” while plowing through my school years. I hated tests because I’d shut down andContinue reading “Distracted by Distractions”