Why Do Gaps persist in Math and Science?

I read an article in Education Week by Stephen Sawchuk that raises the question of whether these gaps are due to racism or inappropriate placement.   I believe that Latinos have fallen far below black and whites because most do not have a solid foundation in reading and are not proficient by age of 9.  This … Continue reading Why Do Gaps persist in Math and Science?

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Let’s Make Sure That our Kids Become Proficient Readers, Writers & Thinkers

For nearly 50 years Usborne Publishing Company has been the world’s trusted leader in literacy education providing well written books that promote wonder and engage the child so they want to read more. Peter Usborne has built a foundation of literacy that works! Usborne Books are created with a super talented team of professionals.  Usborne’s … Continue reading Let’s Make Sure That our Kids Become Proficient Readers, Writers & Thinkers

Top 15 Must-Have Usborne Books

Communication skills Teaches your little ones conflict resolution This book will help the child to define and understand their feelings, deal with emotions, and discover paths to happiness, peace, and positivity. Adoption A diverse, kid’s-eye view of adoption, one special day, and familial love, Babies Come From Airports has a child-friendly rhyming text and lively and colorful … Continue reading Top 15 Must-Have Usborne Books

Cooking Like a Cuban

Cuban food is rich in flavors as well as culture.  It is a constant reminder of my Cuban heritage and the country my grandparents and parents left in 1961.  Miami culture is as diverse as the United States as a whole. It is a mixture of Latin-American, and the Carribbean, and good old Southern tradition, … Continue reading Cooking Like a Cuban

Cuban Baking

Cuba, is a distant island not far from my heart where my parents and grandparents were born.  It is a place I heard about much growing up in Miami.  My grandparents would talk about how white and pure the sandy beaches were.  They would talk about the Sunday drives to Havana and life on the … Continue reading Cuban Baking