Interviews

Listen or view all the interview series available on this page. New videos are added frequently and are also available on the YouTube Channel. Follow the YouTube Channel for other related videos.

March 18, 2021: Facebook Live chat with Grace Ibrahima, a Trinidadian-born author. Grace’s stories are based on her own life; abuse, her self-destructive path with alcohol addiction, the death of her beloved spouse and her strength in being able to bounce back from the darkest moments in her life.
March 11, 2021: Djennicia is Trinidadian and published her first book, In the Mirror, late in 2020. In the Mirror is a beautiful children’s book featuring children of colour, the power of affirmations and promotes positive self-talk.
March 04, 2021: Let’s meet the creator of the series, Messy Marvyn and Friends, Cherly M. Charles, a woman who sees her journey with this series as a personal lifesaver for her.Messy Marvyn and Friends is about a group of young friends of diverse backgrounds and who have different personalities. Messy Marvyn’ Rainy Day Fun and those to follow demonstrate caring, acceptance and kindness.
Breaking Barriers – The Elephant in the Room: Surviving Mental Illness – A Lived Experience – Guest: Kareem Daniel Ryce – February 11, 2021 via Facebook Live.

Interview Series: Empowering Teachers For Success

December 03, 2020: In this FB live, I chatted with Allana-Rae Hector Ramkissoon, a Middle School Administrator based in North Carolina. Allana-Rae and I will be discussing the issue of teacher stress, what she has learned along the way, and how she attempts to manage the issue as an administrator.

With COVID-19 in our midst, teacher stress is even more prevalent, and the discourse becomes very important. Administrators do not have all the answers, but it helps when they can support each other by sharing strategies that may work to help their staff
November 12, 2020: In this episode, parent, Dolores Nikolica, gives her perspective of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) as someone who lives with it, and whose son also has it. We also discuss how the disorder impacts behaviours in school and learning. Having knowledge of the disorder empowers parents and teachers to implement the best strategies for the child.

November 05, 2020: Discussion with guest Debby Enoe of London, UK. In this episode we talked about the impact of COVID 19 and what has become our new normal, on both educators and students. We identified both positive and negative impacts.

October 29, 2020: Today we are taking a closer look at students and how they perceive their successes or failures, the impact on the mental and emotional well-being, and how this information can affect education reform. This episode’s guest is Dawsher Charles, Founder and Managing Director of Survival Scholars.
October 22, 2020: Presentation by Nelcia Roehm, Educator and Author on Educators and their mental health and emotional well-being.

Motivation and Worklife Success

Collaboration creates relationships; a very insightful concept that my FB Live @survivalscholars said last night and I am learning and experiencing that everyday in my own journey.
Interview hosted by Sai Charan Paloju about my experience as a teacher and my goal to empower teachers.
Motivational moments and advice to get you moving to achieve your goals. By following my own advice, I was able to achieve small goals. I confidently put myself out there.
Interview hosted by H Michelle Johnson about my pivoting my life and saying yes to my dreams.

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