I predict this will impact many students for years to come

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Introduction

The pandemic has caused many educational disruptions to prevail. While I am not a demographer nor a sociologist, I am a highly experienced educator. I am also a mom. These factors have enabled me to build my capacity to analyze circumstances related to students and learning as I forecast relevant outcomes. With all these elements considered, I believe that a phenomenon that I exclusively refer to as the

will become pervasive in our national and global society long after the pandemic has dissipated. This refers to the gaps in the demonstration of student of knowledge due to all of the interruptions in learning that have occurred in recent months. …


We may be confronting a rougher period in the United States because we have become so divided

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Introduction

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So much negative energy steals the oxygen out of the air that we breathe these days. Pessimism, anger, fear, suspicious, hostility, unending grief, the lack of hope, and criticisms have become pervasive in our society. These adverse things shroud all of us like a veil.

Division has become a national curse. It has also become a trusted companion to those who embrace and celebrate the true character of its essence. Division has become powerful enough to rip genuine love out of life-long friendships. It has developed into a deadly poison that has executed the growing respect that once created somewhat of a stable sense of community that used to be shared by so many diverse human beings. …


I would love to share my favorite recipe called “Cookie Crunch”

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Introduction

Thirteen years of my professional life were spent as a family and consumer sciences teacher before spending most of my career as a school and district level administrator and education professor. When I began that phase of my career, that educational area was known as home economics.

While my initial goal was to have my own cooking show on television when I was a young woman, I became a teacher instead. Back then, I only presented cooking demonstrations on a few local television shows because there was no market for a cooking show on television. The idea of having a complete program devoted to foods and cooking was an old-fashioned one back then. Times have really changed these days because there are several networks exclusively devoted cooking. Many food personalities have popularized cooking and baking along with things related to foods and beverages. …


As a parent, you must give them the space to discover it no matter how old they are

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Introduction

I have a young teenage daughter and I am a very experienced educator. Despite all of my positive life experiences related to the development of children and youth, I make a lot of mistakes as a parent. My learning curve is steep.

I have learned some recent powerful lessons through my daughter’s eyes.

My Past Developmental Experiences Must Not Become My Daughter’s Experiences

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I remember the day in elementary school very clearly. At the age of nine, I joined a small number of grade level classmates in the school auditorium of my elementary school. We were selected to attend a special music assembly. Invitations were only given to students who were conscientious learners. I remember looking around and noticing that students who always worked very hard were there. At that young age, I concluded that being at that meeting was some type of reward. A man that I had never seen began talking about instruments. It turned out that he was the instrumental teacher. His name was Mr. …


This is making the covid learning gap a reality

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Introduction

I have identified a phenomenon that I predict is becoming pervasive in the area of education. The name that I have given this situation is called

In summary, I have defined the covid learning gap as the student learning deficits that are now emerging because of the school related disruptions that have been taking place during the pandemic in the United States. An introduction to this situation has been provided along with a more detailed explanation in the following articles that I published.

While I have identified ten factors that have contributed to the existence of the covid learning gap, this article will elaborate on one of the influences deeply connected to student disengagement. …


Distributed to #Education #Family #Coronavirus #Donald Trump #Politics

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I explain how the distorted rhetoric of President Donald Trump has misled many citizens of the United States in this article. The president manipulated people into believing that the coronavirus has not been as serious and as deadly as it really is. Sadly, the devastating effects of the pandemic are now widespread and ever increasing. Educational institutions for children and youth have been disrupted and families continue to suffer in unspeakable ways.

Here is my golden ticket that helps me accomplish my mission.

Dr. Deborah M. Vereen is a retired Teacher and School Administrator. Her website is www.Drdeborahmvereen.com and her YouTube Channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS1DPhBeA29UlybU9jzDkdQ.


It’s time to uncover the truth

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Introduction

The disruptions in education have been unavoidable these days. Schools that reopened their doors with safety guidelines in place have needed to close during the pandemic due to the spread of the coronavirus. This has impacted hybrid programs where students attend school in-person and online. The number of students who participate in virtual learning has been increasing as covid cases also increase. These fluctuations and changes have been adversely impacting students.

I recently introduced the term

as a way to help educators and parents realize that the pandemic is negatively impacting student learning. My exclusive definition of the covid learning gap refers to the learning disparities that now exist among many students because of the interruptions and changes in education during the pandemic. …


Distributed to #Parenting #Teachers #Politics #Donald Trump #Children

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I provide parents and educators with a detailed guide to use to help them talk to their children and students about politics in the United States in this article. Life lessons about truth, hard work, and losing with dignity are among the topics accentuated. Children and students must learn that the democratic process must prevail in our nation. Finally, they must understand that all citizens including the president are subject to the rules of democracy.

Here is my golden ticket that helps me accomplish my mission.

Dr. Deborah M. Vereen is a retired Teacher and School Administrator. Her website is www.Drdeborahmvereen.com and her YouTube Channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS1DPhBeA29UlybU9jzDkdQ.


Memories of my father

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Introduction

Since this is the first Thanksgiving without my father, a lot of my recent stories are about memories of him. Writing about my father has been therapeutic. It has given me strength that I doubted I had to be able to look forward the holiday season. I guess sharing stories has been a very positive way to deal with grief.

My mother and I were just talking on the telephone when she just reminded me of the following Thanksgiving incident that made us laugh. Maybe it will make you laugh, too.

The Delicious Smells of Thanksgiving

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My father was never one to help out in the kitchen. Eating was what he enjoyed. He would spend holidays like Thanksgiving lounging or watching football while my mother, sisters, and I would scurry around the kitchen preparing our elaborate holiday meal. Sometimes he would stop into the kitchen to check on the progress of the turkey, stuffing, and the other delicious foods we made. Most of the time he just gave compliments about the good smells that filled our home. …


I am no longer dreading the holiday season without my father

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Introduction

Pleasant thoughts recently inspired me to write a story that honored my grandmother and her love of cooking. I had been thinking about the upcoming holiday season without my father. Since my father loved to eat good food and tasty snacks, I thought about the foods he would have enjoyed this time of the year as I thought about the foods I would prepare for Thanksgiving at the same time. Comfort has been recently found in thinking about the delicious dinner rolls that my grandmother taught me how to make a long time ago. …

About

Dr. Deborah M. Vereen

As a top writer, mom, family engagement influencer, educator, author, & Christian, I write to speak my truth. Visit my website at: www.Drdeborahmvereen.com .

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