Books, Movies, and Entertainment

Podcast Book Reviews

I am podcasting book reviews and recommendations for a more personal approach! Click the link below to see all the segments for my podcast titled, ‘It’s Lit- Book Talks!’ Books reviewed: Favorites Middle-Grade Non-Fiction Graphic Novels Young Adult Caribbean Inclusion Mystery/Thriller Romance Education-related


Joy vs Happy (1 min. read)

These two words are not synonymous, regardless of how many ways you use it. A person can be joyful while lacking happiness and be happy without joy. Joy I define this as a higher feeling that begins internally and is long-lasting. It is something that is marked on your soul and heart rather than your… Read More Joy vs Happy (1 min. read)

High School and University

Is Social Emotional Learning (SEL) a Waste of Time?

An excerpt from my psychology literature review. Social-emotional learning (SEL) promotes psychological health and, in turn, better learners. The implementation of social and emotional learning determines students’ well-being or the lack thereof. While not globally or nationally accepted, only eleven states administered this within regular teaching practices; the SEL approach differs from traditional instructional strategies.… Read More Is Social Emotional Learning (SEL) a Waste of Time?

Books, Movies, and Entertainment, Life

How Latin American Literature Critiqued Western Culture

The initial reading of The Dialectic of Our America by Jose David Saldivar was helpful to understand and acknowledge the dialectic nature of historical narratives. His concerns for the American literary canon steps from a shortcoming of theoretical rigor, inauthenticity, and parochial vision. In “I Have,” he never heard of anyone being grateful for the… Read More How Latin American Literature Critiqued Western Culture