When you read and write and demand diverse literature—it gets noticed.
Last month, I was asked to create and present a webinar on Diverse Literature.
It was my first time leading a webinar—😮— and my first time on this platform. I was incredibly nervous. I knew what I wanted to say, I knew what I had to say, but this was a new forum and presenter experience; so, I didn’t know how to present it exactly, or how it would be received. I also wasn’t sure if my previous presentation skills would transfer, or what could transfer and how to adjust other elements.
**For equity & transparency: there is a cost, no pressure if you cannot afford it. Additionally, know that more attendees does not impact compensation. I received a flat $500 payment and merely wanted to share so that if you were interested, you could attend 🤗
We all have our complaints . . . and I have them too.
But are there are any good things about our current (mandated) remote learning?
Possible positive sentiments on remote learning . . .
No bulletin boards to maintain.
The weather doesn’t impact the school day.
There isn’t a line for the copier.
No school traffic–anywhere.
Learning for all–new systems, new platforms, new methods . . .
Shoes aren’t required. (I LOVE being barefoot!)
We’re building lessons and curriculum for the future.
A national conversation on the amount of work, and the true essential place of public education, has been thrust into the spotlight . . .
It was hard, difficult, to come up with this list, but I do like to frame things into a lesson, or a positive–whenever possible. It took some stretching and thinking to find these, but they seem reasonably uplifting. In other words, when I am most frustrated, or sad, I have something to reference on what I am gaining or enjoying, or what others might be gaining and enjoying, from this experience.