Our PSAs Going Above and Beyond

Professional Student Advocates (PSAs) understand that to impact the lives of the students they serve, they must go above and beyond. They are tutors and mentors, but more than that, invaluable resources for students seeking academic support, guidance, and personal development. PSAs go above and beyond their job responsibilities to ensure students have the necessary …

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And We Thought They Cut The Wire

I was watching episode 6 of the Wire where Michael B Jordan’s character, Wallace, was living in an abandoned home with about 5 other school-aged children. These children were elementary school-aged and reporting to school regularly, while Wallace sold drugs. This obviously was a troubling sight. To make it worse, I was sick with Covid while watching this. So, while I was already feeling like crap, this made me feel worse. Why?

The Impact of COVID-19 on Students

March 13, 2020 is a date indelibly imprinted on the minds of educators across the country.  Most were hearing and reading news stories about the increased transmission of the COVID-19 virus.  Administrators were receiving by-the-minute reports regarding pending school closures and knew, firsthand, the immediate impact it would have on students.

10 Must-Read Books For Educators Everywhere

In honor of National Reading Month, I’m highlighting my top 10 must-read books for educators everywhere. As educators, it’s so important to stay sharp and continually challenge ourselves with new books and methods not just for personal development but also for professional development. Did I mention, studies have shown that reading can alleviate stress?