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Ways to respond to your racist family members at Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2020

***HAPPY THANKSGIVING***

First thing's first, take some time for yourself. Relax. Enjoy some self-care. Take some time to reflect.
This...

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What Moms of My Chinese Students Taught Me about Online Learning

Nov 24, 2020

Today's post is all about ways Chinese Moms have handled virtual lessons that I have taught.
Out of the thousands of online lessons I've held, I...

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4 Ways to Support Students' Mental Health

Nov 22, 2020

I often ask my students what they think about learning remotely. A common answer is that it’s more difficult to make new friends. When I ask...

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Why Black women wear wigs and weaves

Nov 19, 2020
 

One of the top questions googled about Black women is Why we wear wigs and weaves.

There are so many conversations to be had about Black hair. Some...

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Talk to your Boys about Kamala Harris, too.

Nov 16, 2020

This is a powerful moment that every child needs to witness and feel included in. One of the things that we often forget when discussing the...

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How to Make Online Learning Feel Just as Good as "Normal" School

Nov 15, 2020

How to Make Online Learning Feel Just as Good as "Normal" School

I've taught virtually for 7 years and although we have a lot of fun and students...

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How to Teach Older Students in a Pandemic

Nov 09, 2020

I have taught through 2 pandemics. The first was in 2009 during the H1N1 pandemic in South Korea and the second was in 2015 during the MERS...

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Using Welcome Slides to Increase Student Engagement

Nov 08, 2020
 

How to get your students excited and talking even before class begins! 

Sidenote: (Entrepreneurs, you can do this, too! I do this in business...

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Turn on the Praise Switch Today (1 min read)

Nov 07, 2020

Anyone else feel like they were trained to look for the bad?

When I was a student, if I had a perfect paper or test, it would just have "100%" or...

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How many times have you 'shushed' your kids today? (1 min read)

Nov 06, 2020

How many times have you 'shushed' your kids today?

I think about kids a lot, as an educator. Especially knowing that many of them are spending much...

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