Top 10 Things Teachers should do this Summer!

Top 10 Things Teachers should do this Summer!

The long along-awaited school year has come to an end for some teachers while others are counting down the days in anticipation. You can almost hear the sounds of beach water splashing, children joyously riding bikes and screams of cheerful laughter around the corner. The smell of barbecuing seems a lot closer than you can think or imagine. The heat from the sun’s rays on your skin is a constant reminder that summer is rapidly approaching. Any day now you will be saying tearful goodbyes to your kids, or tears of joy as the  freedom of summer gently calls your name. The freedom to wake up at whatever time you want, go where you want and to do what you want. However, just the thought of that brings guilt for some myself included. Continue reading “Top 10 Things Teachers should do this Summer!”

5 Body Safety Rules Every Kid Should Know By 5

5 Body Safety Rules Every Kid Should Know By 5

It seems like the list of things you have to teach your kid is endless and the list keeps getting longer. However, one thing that should be prioritized is teaching your kid the 5 Body Safety Rules before they turn 5. You may question the urgency of such a topic but here’s why. Continue reading “5 Body Safety Rules Every Kid Should Know By 5”

Should the Educational System Support Dr. Seuss Books Knowing He was Racist?

Should the Educational System Support Dr. Seuss Books Knowing He was Racist?

There are subtle forms of racism but then there are outright blatant and disrespectful forms of racism however racism is still racism right? Upon hearing from a friend as well as an advocate that Dr. Seuss was racist I was in a state of disbelief. No way! His books were some of my childhood favorites. I remember my childhood days sitting criss-cross applesauce on the carpet anxiously waiting for my teacher to read The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. However, not desiring to go by hearsay I began researching in hopes that there was some type of mistake. Sadly that was not the case Dr. Seuss being Racist was proven to be true. Considering I am in the educational field I walked away from my research with more questions than answers.

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