If I was your child’s teacher, I knew there was a reason we were connected. I welcomed your child into my class, but I wanted you to know that you were welcome, too.
Changing the Narrative
Recently, Dr. Henry Turner and Kathy Lopes, LICSW joined me to talk about their book, Change the Narrative: How to Foster an Antiracist Culture in Your School.
Kashama Leo-Henry: Representation Matters
Kashama Leo-Henry is an educator, author, and publisher who honors every child through her company, Sand Castle Books.
Yaritza Villalba: Diverse Books Matter
Yaritza Villalba was the first guest author on my bookchat for 2023. We talked about her book, McKenzie’s Time Machine and why diverse books matter.
Be Good To People
A microblog reflection on being good to people…that’s what life is about.
Not Merry & Not Bright
If you are feeling blue, you are in good company. Sometimes it seems like everyone around us has the holiday cheer that we are lacking.
Beginning & Ending with Joy
The holidays aren’t merry for everyone. That’s okay. But there is still plenty of joy to be found, through the grief, gritty work, and triumphance. We hope these stories resonate.
Take Me Home: the story for these times….
Have you ever thought about what it’s like for immigrants to come to our nation? What the journey is like? What their feelings are when they first step foot on our land, in our schools, in our communities?
Back To School Prayer
I wrote this prayer a few nights ago. A part of me wanted to go into more detail, but I decided to leave it simple and broad because I know we can trust God with the details.
Melody’s Makeup Musts:
Grow some confidence in applying makeup! I can help. Not because you need to, but if you want to, it’s not as hard as you think!