Thank you for being a loyal listener. The Cleverly Changing Podcast started in 2019 and we are now sharing our 49th episode with you. Today’s social emotional learning conversation centers around how a long time educator made a difference in her community and provided more than just academic lessons to her students.
The African proverb for this week’s podcast is: (1:23)
“Hot temper will never cook yams. – Nigerian Proverb
Word of the Episode ( 1:44)
"Vreman" means really in creole, a language spoken in Haiti.
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The Grown Folks Section: (4:30)
Today’s guest is veteran educator Regina Smith who is also an HBCU Alum ( FAMU). Her conversation today focused on social emotional learning. Smith is a leader and trainer for social emotional learning and Social Justice and Equity in education. She also spoke with us about how Black boys and girls are often portrayed as emotions-less or emotionally unstable. She is making a difference and changing the way children see themselves through books. Her book “Jaxon Learns A Lesson” follows the journey of a young boy who is filled with regular human emotions and begins learning how to deal with them in a healthy manner.
Connect with Regina Smith and show your support
- Website: www.gsmithwrites.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/g.smithwrites
- Purchase Jaxon Learns A Lesson
According to a Sheen Magazine Interview Regina shared that, “Jaxon Learns A Lesson” is about a happy-go-lucky child who is suddenly challenged with the new day-to-day changes brought on by COVID-19. Despite his confusion of the new rules and changes to follow, the main character learns a huge lesson on emotions and family strength. Be sure to buy the book and support this new black author.
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