What is Humm.ly? Recently I connected with Joanna Yu, the Co-founder and CEO of Humm.ly, an app that blends both music and wellness to create a therapeutic listening experience for all users. Continue reading
Graduating with a teaching degree, being in the field of education, and working as a part-time nanny and professional caregiver for the past eight years has taught me that we have so incredibly much to learn from children. The way they see the world, their loving spirits, their ability to focus on the now – all these lessons and more are so valuable, and so often overlooked. Continue reading
In my past education training, I’ve been cautioned to keep my personal life out of the classroom. This, of course, is understandable, as certain things can get misconstrued and there are even legal issues between what is ‘school-related’ or ‘home-related,’ especially with topics like religion or faith.
But what about hobbies? Interests? Passions?
This ELA Socials & Science teacher, Abbie Williams, talks about how she bridges the gap between her experiences and the classroom experience. Her story is fun and inspiring, but I’m curious what you think.
Should she share so much about her personal life? Is this helping or hindering her students? What argument, if any, is there for keeping teacher lives separate from the education setting? Continue reading
“This week, October 16-20, is a national week of action focused on higher education—it’s time for students, faculty, and staff to stand up for all our immigrant, Dreamer, and DACAmented students, families, and colleagues. We must raise our voices to keep them safe.”
— Loan Dao (Associate Professor of Asian-American studies, UMass Boston)
If you’ve heard about the DACA, feel compelled to send a postcard, or are passionate about change, click below:
An article in the Wall Street Journal addresses the relevant, and difficult question regarding ‘darkness’ or negativity in young adult literature.
“Contemporary fiction for teens is rife with explicit abuse, violence and depravity. Why is this considered a good idea?”
And this is a question that many teachers face in their classrooms. Why is it that we teach books about death, abuse, addiction, and pain to young kids? Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking to renown producer and DJ, Justin Blau, known by his stage name, 3LAU. (I’ll let you in on a little secret, I’m a huge EDM fan). But regardless of whether you’ve heard his remixes, or are into the genre at all, the story of his career is an amazing one, because he believes in the power of education. Continue reading