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UPDATE: PD

Thanks to COVID – interest, availability, cost, and all other things have been in constant flux. Both webinars scheduled in January have been moved, my calendar has completely changed. But this is the world and life we live in . . . so here’s my new schedule of webinar presentations coming up!

*For: So You Have A Student That Needs Phonics Instruction . . . Now What? – click here.

*For: How to be an Advocate for Your Black & Brown Students – click here.

*For: So You Want to Teach Banned Books – link/advert pending.

PD —

In the chaotic return from winter break, I have neglected to share that my webinar requests and presentations are back!

Please join me – belatedly – for a webinar on phonics, or join me in real-time next week for a webinar on teacher advocacy.

Disclaimer: I get paid the same regardless of attendance numbers. I realize this can be cost prohibitive so a like, share, and words of encouragement are also welcomed 🤗

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This week, allow me to remind you that Black History Month is right around the corner!

Given the past two years there are even more resources available to us, even more plans and ideas to integrate, include, and invigorate our instruction.

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend–much deserved–and I can’t wait to hear about what you’ve done in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., and I can’t for next month . . . all the months!

#blackhistoryiseveryday

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 🏫