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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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Mom/Teacher, Why is the Election so Close?

Nov 06, 2020

This is not a time to talk around your kids at the dinner table, yell at the tv, or ignore the issues at school. This is a side-by-side moment.

It...

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How to Make Online Learning Fun for Kids (Teachers and Parents Edition)

Nov 05, 2020

The digital learning experience is not the same as the classroom experience. However, there are things that both parents and educators can do to...

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What should teachers do this week?

Nov 04, 2020

September 11th occurred during my first year of college and I will never forget the way my professors cleared the schedules and gave us time to sit...

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