In this short article, I discuss the possibility of a calendar change to accommodate and/or respond to our changing times. Let me know what you think!
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.
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!
A repeat of all my work this past year–replete with additions, updates, and clarifications based on my initial presentation(s) and feedback. It’s been quite the July — and I still have a certification series to go!
Already presented (and available on-demand):
- July 13, 2021: English Language Learners: Immediate Implementation Tips For Instruction
- July 15, 2021: Diverse Literature: How to Make the Right Choice
A series to go:
- July 26-30, 2021: Inclusive Schools And Teaching Professional Certification
These webinars have served as a tremendous growth opportunity for me. I have had to review what is most important to my work and research for every topic. I have had to play with technology and visual organization. I have had to rehearse definitions, arguments, concepts, frameworks, and possible Q & A. I feel more and more prepared, more and more inspired with each presentation–and I hope you can join me, share this opportunity, or provide me with added ideas as I move forward and keep presenting!
My first year of teaching, at the end of April, I was told by a veteran teacher: beware of May. She didn’t explain why or what, she just said enjoy the rest of April because May isn’t easy.
Every year I have taught I think of her, and her warning. And while every year I do make it through May, it’s definitely rough.
This year I finished a professional development series–as the instructor, I had presentations, portfolios, and paperwork making me anxious the first two weeks of May, and then consuming all my time the last two weeks of May. On top of that, I presented my final education webinar, and I finished three large editing projects.
May is a month of celebrations, and deadlines. Culminating projects, and closing paperwork. It’s a big month in the world of education. So, I apologize for falling behind here, but I did make it to the other side so that’s something to celebrate, right? 😁