My Classroom Conversation at Compton College in 2017

My Classroom Conversation at Compton College in 2017

Hopefully, today's blog post will be motivating. Why? Because it shows me actively trying to accomplish one of my 2017 goals--which was/is to expand my brand by securing more speaking engagements. Well, I definitely spoke to more audiences than usual, but not as much as I would've liked to. In any case, I'm very grateful for the opportunities I had to enlighten people on the importance of proper (correct) grammar, language capital, and diverse teaching methods.

Here's the second video in my #ClassroomConversations video series. (You can watch the first video here.) I am in my element--the classroom setting--discussing ways that the home, school, and community can impact a student's academic journey!

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My Classroom Conversation at Compton College in 2016

My Classroom Conversation at Compton College in 2016

Happy Friday...Flashback Friday!

I want to share a video of my first speaking engagement at Compton College back in 2016. Why? Because I'm getting serious about speaking engagements and I thought sharing my "classroom conversations" would be a cool way for me to promote myself. (Sometimes you gotta promote yourself, right?)

I'm sharing this throwback video today because I want to encourage anyone who's uncomfortable speaking in front of people. Believe it or not, I'm uncomfortable speaking in front of people. I know, I know. As a current ESL teacher and former substitute teacher of seven years, I know it's weird to hear me say that I'm uncomfortable speaking in front of people. Perhaps I should word it differently: I'm uncomfortable speaking in front of people about topics with which I have no experience. Education...teaching...writing...I can talk about these things in front of millions. Well, not millions, but you get my drift. I have experience teaching students from multiple grade levels, and I have experience writing seven books as a self-published author. Therefore, I confidently speak to anyone about these particular topics.

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3 Cost-Effective Resources to Help With Grammar Mistakes (+ Video)

Guess who's making YouTube videos again? ME.

I know, I know. Why the need for a video announcement, you ask? Well, let me say this...making videos is hard. I mean, it's not hard hard (when you say things twice it emphasizes the importance), but it's time-consuming. I'm a writer, so I flow better behind a computer screen, or with pen and paper. Interestingly enough, videos are helping me get out of my comfort zone. Although I'm a teacher, public speaking is still a struggle for me. Therefore, I'm turning YouTube into my e-classroom to strengthen my public speaking and video-creation skills.

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