Tag: #nationalwritingproject

  • Words Bring Us Together – A Recap of A Literacy Night Event Aimed at Healing

    Words Bring Us Together – A Recap of A Literacy Night Event Aimed at Healing

    I love quotes.  One of my favorites has been: “The more you do the more you can do.”  Lucille Ball said that.  At least, that’s what her longtime assistant told me she said a hundred years ago when I was just starting out in Hollywood.  Lucille Ball had always been one of my idols.  A…

  • The Power of Words in a Time of Silence

    The Power of Words in a Time of Silence

    Quiet streets. Eyes glued to the news.  Imagine a world where you can’t be around other people outside of your own family. Imagine a world where you can not rely on friends and family to get you through life. This imagined world became reality in the year 2020. And when people couldn’t be in community…

  • Con amor…

    Con amor…

    “Hi maestra!” “¿Cómo estás hoy?”, I ask as my student walks in the classroom door. “Happy! Ayer fui a la casa de mi prima y jugamos videojuegos, like, ALL DAY!” I smile as I hear my student code-switching between Spanish and English. Some may frown upon it, but this code-switching is actually an indicator of…

  • “I wish my teacher knew…”

    “I wish my teacher knew…”

    In a sing-song-y voice, I hear my student croon, “I wish my teacher knew!”, and then, a pause-the student appears to be thinking through his rushed sentence-followed by his proclamation “That I love my dog!”. This little scene melted my heart along with the other information that students shared with me through their recorded videos…