Making Learning Sparkle

Dana Michelle Fergins • Ed.D. Doctoral Candidate • Public Speaker • Op-Ed Columnist • Education Advocate • Mentor • Louisiana Distinguished Clinician in Middle School • 2x Teacher of the Year • Polishing Ideas into Educational Brilliance!

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06/21/2021

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Making Learning Sparkle celebrates its five year anniversary! I am so thankful to all who have supported my never ending journey to impact students and inspire educators!

06/19/2021

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Juneteenth will be celebrated across the country today! So honored to be part of a panel discussion next week with this phenomenal woman! @therealopallee

06/17/2021

Excited to be a part of a moving conversation on the history, importance, and trauma of Juneteenth! @making_learning_sparkle #juneteenth #history #freedom #deltasigmatheta #teachersfollowteachers #civilrights #mentalhealthawareness

Excited to be a part of a moving conversation on the history, importance, and trauma of Juneteenth! @making_learning_sparkle #juneteenth #history #freedom #deltasigmatheta #teachersfollowteachers #civilrights #mentalhealthawareness

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So happy for my church! So honored to be a part of the Civil Rights Historical Marker Committee in honor of Dr. Harry Blake’s vision!

06/08/2021

Featured Subject Matter Discussant for “What is Juneteenth?” @making_learning_sparkle #discussant #panelist #education

Featured Subject Matter Discussant for “What is Juneteenth?” @making_learning_sparkle #discussant #panelist #education

06/07/2021

I’m so honored to know her! Dr. Lashundra Thomas!
congratulations on the member spotlight for #juniorleague! Thank you for your kind words! #formercolleaguesturnedfriends @making_learning_sparkle #envisiongreatness #coach #danafergins #publicservice #blackwomensupportblackwomen #education

I’m so honored to know her! Dr. Lashundra Thomas!
congratulations on the member spotlight for #juniorleague! Thank you for your kind words! #formercolleaguesturnedfriends @making_learning_sparkle #envisiongreatness #coach #danafergins #publicservice #blackwomensupportblackwomen #education

06/06/2021

Impacting academic excellence and community involvement! Building relationships while Making Learning Sparkle! 💫 @making_learning_sparkle

06/04/2021

The Disturbing Reason Why Michaela DePrince Was Called “Number 27”

06/03/2021

So honored! Graduation speaker last week at a local high school! Yesterday, afforded the opportunity as motivational speaker to college students! Making Learning Sparkle! 💫 #speaker #collegesuccess #motivation #growthmindset

So honored! Graduation speaker last week at a local high school! Yesterday, afforded the opportunity as motivational speaker to college students! Making Learning Sparkle! 💫 #speaker #collegesuccess #motivation #growthmindset

06/03/2021

What's the Difference: Accommodations vs. Modifications

Excellent read to help make intelligible the differences between accommodations and modifications. Accommodations change how a student learns the information. A modification adjusts what a student is instructed or expected to master.

What's the Difference: Accommodations vs. Modifications When it comes to accommodations and modifications, very few educators have a solid grasp of the differences between the two. What's the difference between accommodations and modifications? Here's how to tell them apart! Accommodations vs. Modifications An accommodation helps a student with learning....

06/01/2021

Just completed my speech for tomorrow’s speaking engagement! @making_learning_sparkle! #motivatuonalspeaker #motivation #dst #danafergins #graduation

Just completed my speech for tomorrow’s speaking engagement! @making_learning_sparkle! #motivatuonalspeaker #motivation #dst #danafergins #graduation

Howard University names fine arts college after Chadwick Boseman 05/27/2021

Howard University names fine arts college after Chadwick Boseman

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Howard University names fine arts college after Chadwick Boseman The university also announced that Disney executive chairman Bob Iger will lead fundraising for an endowment named after the late actor.

Why White Students Need Multicultural and Social Justice Education 05/17/2021

Why White Students Need Multicultural and Social Justice Education

Why White Students Need Multicultural and Social Justice Education Some educators wonder if multicultural and social justice education are relevant if most of your students are white. The answer is yes.

Teresa Thayer Snyder: What Shall We Do About the Children After the Pandemic 05/17/2021

Teresa Thayer Snyder: What Shall We Do About the Children After the Pandemic

Teresa Thayer Snyder: What Shall We Do About the Children After the Pandemic Teresa Thayer Snyder was superintendent of the Voorheesville district in upstate New York. She wrote this wise and insightful essay on her page. A friend sent it to me. Dear Friends and Co…

05/14/2021

The ABCs of Racial Literacy

Restorative Justice Tribunal is The Solution 05/11/2021

Restorative Justice Tribunal is The Solution

So happy for this phenomenal author! Dr. Robbins this is awesome! You inspire me!

Restorative Justice Tribunal is The Solution

05/07/2021
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One Year Ago: I was interviewed by Dr. Robbins! He wrote an informative article for Edutopia on educators #selfcare during the pandemic! I communicated the importance of educators self care and the importance of students mental health! @making_learning_sparkle @edutopia @drzacrobbins #mentalhealth #makinglearningsparkle #teachersfollowteachers #danafergins #pandemic #omegapsiphi #deltasigmatheta

Photos from Making Learning Sparkle's post 05/03/2021

Photos from Making Learning Sparkle's post

04/30/2021

The audacity to want to help others! Making Learning Sparkle

The audacity to want to help others! Making Learning Sparkle

04/30/2021
04/30/2021

Fourth Anniversary of my first published Opinion Ed Column! April 30, 2017! ❤️

Fourth Anniversary of my first published Opinion Ed Column! April 30, 2017! ❤️

04/29/2021

As assistant principal, I was taught consistently how to provide prevention of truancy and build relationships with children, their families, and the community. This was under the great Truancy Court Judge John Payton! I still use his expertise today! @making_learning_sparkle #danafergins #truancy #students #punitivemeasures #assistantprincipal #buildingrelationships

As assistant principal, I was taught consistently how to provide prevention of truancy and build relationships with children, their families, and the community. This was under the great Truancy Court Judge John Payton! I still use his expertise today! @making_learning_sparkle #danafergins #truancy #students #punitivemeasures #assistantprincipal #buildingrelationships

04/26/2021

On this day in 2008, I wanted to join a sisterhood rooted in service! I have served as Professional Growth Co-Chair for the last two years! A role that has enhanced my coach, mentor, and motivational speaking skills! It’s my DELTAversary! All of my love......#dst #deltasigmatheta #deltaversary #danafergins #service #makinglearningsparkle

On this day in 2008, I wanted to join a sisterhood rooted in service! I have served as Professional Growth Co-Chair for the last two years! A role that has enhanced my coach, mentor, and motivational speaking skills! It’s my DELTAversary! All of my love......#dst #deltasigmatheta #deltaversary #danafergins #service #makinglearningsparkle

Photos from St. Rest Baptist Church of Shreveport, La's post 04/23/2021

Photos from St. Rest Baptist Church of Shreveport, La's post

04/20/2021

My former principal, Betty Jordan, created a weekly newsletter for parents. As Instructional Coordinator, I would always present something positive for parents to impact students at home and school! #makinglearningsparkle

My former principal, Betty Jordan, created a weekly newsletter for parents. As Instructional Coordinator, I would always present something positive for parents to impact students at home and school! #makinglearningsparkle

04/12/2021

Dana Fergins is former BTW assistant principal and Erick Mack is active BTW parent, past PTA President, and Alumnus. They will provide a forum to discuss a need for community building and building relationships! #danafergins #ErickMack #blacklove #relationships #motivation #disclaimer

Dana Fergins is former BTW assistant principal and Erick Mack is active BTW parent, past PTA President, and Alumnus. They will provide a forum to discuss a need for community building and building relationships! #danafergins #ErickMack #blacklove #relationships #motivation #disclaimer

04/10/2021

Impacting academic excellence and community involvement! Building relationships while Making Learning Sparkle! 💫 @making_learning_sparkle

Impacting academic excellence and community involvement! Building relationships while Making Learning Sparkle! 💫 @making_learning_sparkle

04/07/2021
04/07/2021

March 25, 2007, I was recognized and awarded the LSUS Outstanding Clinician in Secondary Education. A month later, I was awarded at the state level. A Clinician is a Supervisor of Student Teachers. #supervisor #education #studentteacher #mentor #coach #danafergins @making_learning_sparkle

March 25, 2007, I was recognized and awarded the LSUS Outstanding Clinician in Secondary Education. A month later, I was awarded at the state level. A Clinician is a Supervisor of Student Teachers. #supervisor #education #studentteacher #mentor #coach #danafergins @making_learning_sparkle

04/06/2021

Don Lemon on George Floyd and racism: 'They want to see George Floyd as other'

Have a Heart 04/05/2021

Have a Heart

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Have a Heart Leaders have to “have a heart” if they want people to listen to them. It’s not enough to simply “know stuff.” You have to show people that you care if you want to connect with them. Don’t just have a heart but also be willing to share your heart. If you're having trouble loading the page...

04/04/2021

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