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
“Covid Learning Gap”
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. …
There is something very predictable about being a writer. It’s unpredictability.
Earlier today I wrote an article that explained how I was taking a bit of a break from writing because I had writer’s block. Here is the link to that story.
I was feeling emotions that were very personal and connected to my capacity to fulfill my professional mission as a writer. I was also feeling like my irrelevant voice was overshadowed by the voices of more vibrant, dazzling, and contemporary writers. At the time that I wrote my story earlier today, I assumed that I needed days and perhaps weeks to regain my literary composure. …
No matter how much content that is in my heart to share with the world and not matter how committed I am to share the information consistent with my mission to ignite family engagement in education, sometimes I simply can’t. Sometimes the words needed to fill a story cannot be found anywhere. Sometimes the passion that I usually have to express my ideas dissipates like a beautiful fragrance in the wind. Sometimes the enthusiasm that I typical maintain for writing becomes as lost as a priceless buried treasure begging to be unearthed.
This is my version of writer’s block. …
The learning process begins for your child long before their enrollment in school. As a parent, you are their child’s first teacher. Therefore, you must remain empowered to ensure that he or she remains engaged in learning activities from their earliest days of life and beyond. This also extends from the time you prepare your youngster for their formalized education at school.
Whether the school experience will begin for your child in the not too distant future or whether your child is already enrolled in school, you need to adhere to strategies that will result in a very positive learning experience for him or her. …
Donald Trump caused the insurrection. While he and those who committed the violence in Washington, DC are at fault, there is another group of individuals who fueled the frenzied rage among MAGA loyalist.
Some evangelical leaders have spread false rhetoric declaring that God told them that Trump would secure a second term. The reality is that God did not tell them that the president would retain his office. These leaders exploited their Christian faith and lied on the Lord.
I wrote a story about this and I invite you to read it.
These evangelical leaders need to be held accountable for their role in creating impassioned Trump followers. Perhaps the best consequence for them is for their tax-exempt status to be removed.
What do you think?