Omicron, Schools: What to do?

As I began to finally get back into a routine, I get a notification: the fifth largest school district in the United States is taking a pause.

Much of my educator community lives in Las Vegas, and works for Clark County School District. As the district and city that provided my initial educator start, that laid the foundation for my career, it holds a special place in my heart.

Reading this, subsequently hearing from people about it, was hard. I don’t know what we can do–what we can collectively do that ensures a quality educational experience for all. What I do know is that this is not sustainable.

To anyone and everyone still in the trenches, know — pause, shutdown, online, or in-person — I am in awe and thankful, and as for the rest of us: it’s time to find better supports and solutions.

Welcome Back!

I took my winter break — and now it’s time to get back to reality. A reality that is uncertain in a way, with Omicron, a reality that is much the same, just back to school.

Wherever you are, and however you are returning, welcome back 🏫

2022!

The academic year continues, a new calendar begins — wishing you the very best 2022 🤗

November: Monthly Advice–Reminder

As we head into the final two weeks of November, I am reminded, and will remind others, to take some time and double-check plans . . . this month, and every month: Have I included Indigneous voices? This month in particular: How will I ensure my instruction, my holiday recognition, is inclusive, well-rounded, whole?

Take a moment. Reflect. Add to your instruction.

Webinar Time!

I have returned to professional development; I am back presenting webinars!

Join me for a new topic, a very relevant and needed discussion on the unique needs of the Latin/Latine/Latinx community.

My hope and goal: a focused opportunity to evaluate and recommit ourselves to differentiation–every child deserves a holistic educational environment that reaffirms their potential, and propels their learning.

–As always: I understand cost can be prohibitive; so I offer a reminder that claps, share, likes, words of encouragement are equally welcomed & valued gestures of support 🖤