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Morning Feels Journaling-Thinking With African Proverbs and Prompts (Ages 9-14)

In this ongoing 1xWeek course, students can start their day writing and responding to proverbs and other creative prompts in a morning journaling session.
Ms. Sydney
24 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 7 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
30 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

Students will improve their critical thinking skills and be able to respond to journaling prompts.
I am a student of African history, social values, and culture. I've taught related racial and cultural topics, including the African Holocaust of Enslavement, to children as young as 7, and use my background knowledge and personal experiences as an African descendant to navigate these spaces with sensitivity and care. It is my belief that students of any age can learn these issues, as long as they are presented in an age-appropriate manner. With my background in European and African psychology, I understand the wellbeing aspect of these discussions and take the necessary precautions to ensure that students feel safe, heard, and respected. 
Paper and pencil/something to write with for each session
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
  • Google Slides
No formal assessment provided
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The prompts given will be from historical African/Black figures, authors, etc. With this format, there may be topics that arise that may challenge preconceived notions about history, and/or politics. This class is not meant to be an in-depth discussion of history given the limited time frame, but the prompts will provide students with the opportunity to think deeper on the subject matter, research as they find necessary, and ultimately be able to draw their own conclusions on these issues. Nonetheless, if parents have concerns please do not hesitate to reach out.
We will refer to sayings, quotes, lyrics, and proverbs created by African/Black people across space and time. The prompts will be sent to students after each session in case the student would like to explore deeper. 


Ms. Sydney
Lives in the United States
24 total reviews
60 completed classes

About Me

Greetings! Welcome to my page.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University of Long Beach. Since high school, I have been teaching, tutoring, and creating with learners between the ages of 6-13. I have taught in... 
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