Bad News for NYC Children
The articles above capture the recent distain for "balanced literacy" and the rush to return to phonics. What is this based in? Most folks know how to read and many think they know how to teach reading. They think phonics is how they learned to read. That was a part of ...
Who am I? After a few advanced degrees and decades in leadership roles in major NYC nonprofits, I launched Bruce Carmel Consulting. So many people in nonprofits and government know me so that seemed like a good name. Since 2018, I've been sharing my experience and skills with professionals at all...Read More
Meaningful application is the goal of this training. Participants gain a better understanding of adolescent brain development through a trauma lens; and gain tools, resources, and best practices. Opportunities to plan for implementation are stressed. In addition to the knowledge and skill acquire...Read More
So many friends have contracted COVID over the past few weeks. I am sure it's more than ever. Luckily, no one has been hospitalized or seriously ill. I follow the COVID stats very closely. Cases in NYC, especially Manhattan are quickly rising, but the hospitalization and death rates are low. Last...Read More
These are very challenging times for all of us, of course. Many nonprofits are working so hard to continue to provide services that are so badly needed. It's very rewarding to see how a few targeted coaching sessions can sharpen goals and vision, solve problems, and improve morale.
This isn't a great picture, but it's our world right now. I'm among the 140+ Child Welfare leaders across New York State who attended the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies Annual Meeting. The meeting was held virtually this year, of course. Judge Edwina Mendelson offered a wonderful key...Read More
I'm really appreciating some of the easy-to-use features Zoom offers. (I know there are other platforms that work well and this isn't an ad for Zoom). But the breakout rooms, polling, chats, the whiteboard, and screen shares make the online meetings, trainings, and learning communities I've been ...Read More
ZOOM SAFETY: I've been doing a lot of online training and coaching. Here's a summary of what I know about security features that can keep online activities safe:
o A Waiting Room—the host admits participants
o Members enter before the host arrives or not
o Screen sharing can be limited to host