education blog posts

    Activity and Coloring Books: Unsung Educational Heroes
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    It goes without question that reading a book is an excellent way to stimulate a scholar’s imagination.  But what about activity books? Can they also be beneficial? Recent studies say…

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    Diverse Kidlit To Help Prevent the Summer Slide
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    For most kids, summer break is the best time of year! I mean, it’s a break from those dreadful early morning wake-ups. It’s a break from rigid school rules and…

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    I’ll acknowledge that as of late, my go to reading preference has been fiction.  A compelling novel, capable of captivating my imagination and crafting the kind of experience that will…

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    Okay, let’s get into it.  No bells and whistles.  We’ll begin by unpacking the idea of race as it relates to the United States of America.  Race, in and of…

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    If You Want To Truly Help To Dismantle Racism, TELL THE CHILDREN THE TRUTH!
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    For the record, this is me thinking out loud.  Right now, I am about to subject you to the intricacies of the random space that is my mind, which again,…

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    FREE Lessons to Accompany Thank an Inventor Series
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    Greetings Family! We’re still distance learning, and I know that scholars are missing their teachers and friends.  Not only that, parents may be a bit concerned, or quite frankly overwhelmed,…

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    KNOW THYSELF – 10 Picture Books that Should Be on Every Black Child’s Bookshelf
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    I am the proud parent of a 21 year old and a 16 year old.  Yep, my babies are no longer babies.  And though that essentially means that I’m only…

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    KNOW THYSELF: 29 Books that are Essential Reading for Black Folk
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    Black History Month is by far, one of my favorite times of year.  Black History books are by far, one of my favorite sub-genres to read.  So, in the spirit…

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    Social Emotional Learning: is it a Rebrand of Character Education?
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    Okay, I’ll admit it.  When I initially heard the phrase “Social Emotional Learning”, I was a bit intimidated.  I consider myself an educator by calling, not by trade, so when…

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