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Teaching in Title 1 Schools

Teaching is not for the faint of heart. The amount of pressure that we are under when it comes to standardized testing, to the issues that we have to deal with when it comes to our students and their various backgrounds and home lives, is daunting and often causes teachers to leave the profession. To… Continue reading Teaching in Title 1 Schools

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Suicide in Elementary

I can’t shake this terrible feeling. Too many kids are committing suicide in the elementary, especially in fourth grade, the grade I teach, so of course it hits home hard. The cause? Bullying. Bullying is a serious matter at any age but especially so with children because they haven’t quite yet got expressing their feelings… Continue reading Suicide in Elementary

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Raising an Emotionally Aware Child

As babies, they can't verbally express themselves. Their only form of communication is crying. As they grow older into toddlers and kids, they can better say what is bothering them. However, that does not mean they are emotionally aware. They can say what is bothering them, but they can't quite yet identify the emotion that… Continue reading Raising an Emotionally Aware Child

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Nightly Skincare Routine

I get this question so often about how my skin is so clear and smooth. I even have people ask what kind of makeup I wear (I don’t wear any, btw). The number one thing to have clear skin is to drink tons of water. It helps to detox and purify the body, ridding it… Continue reading Nightly Skincare Routine

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Turning Over a New Leaf

Khai went to stay with his dad for a few hours yesterday. Let’s have a moment of silence for how much growth that took me. I know how important it is for a black boy to have his father active in his life. Saturday was also an important day for his dad and his family.… Continue reading Turning Over a New Leaf

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First Quarter Down, Three More to Go!

The place I’m in now, I never thought I could be here. So much has transpired since last Thursday that I don’t even know where to begin, so I’ll start from the beginning. First, my principal got promoted to principal of her graduating high school. That’s a huge deal and I’m extremely happy for her.… Continue reading First Quarter Down, Three More to Go!