Dr. LaTonya Barnes, NBCT

Dr. LaTonya Barnes, NBCT, is a member of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Board of Directors and leads as an independent national educational consultant, focusing on influencing positive educational change and improving student achievement. LaTonya is an educator, professor, speaker, and professional educational consultant who specializes in working with other educators to find innovative ways to transform teaching and learning. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning, and community building within educational settings. She also serves as a Professor of Education at the Alabama State University (ASU) and supports members of the Alabama Education Association (AEA). LaTonya is an active member of several professional organizations, including serving as a founding member of the Alabama Alliance of Black School Educators (ALABSE) and the National Board Network of Accomplished Minoritized Educators (NBNAME). Dr. Barnes believes that all students, no matter the zip code, deserve an accomplished teacher. Connect with her on social media: @DrLaTonyaBarnes.
Embracing the social in Social Distancing
Dr. LaTonya Barnes, NBCTJune 22, 2020

It’s the first day of summer! This is the time of year children look forward to all year long; however, due to the COVID -19 pandemic, this year may not be what children imagined. Instead of playing Tag, Musical Chairs, or Red Rover, children are now being forced to play Simon Says… and Simon says: Pause! If anything this “Great Pause” has taught us, is that we should always remember to make our health and well-being a priority, without forgetting that social connections are essential to nearly every aspect of health and well-being. Results from the lack of prolonged social…

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