It started when I was in kindergarten. My teacher believed I was a “delayed learner” and “fell behind” most of my peers. “She can’t even use scissors to cut shapes,” my teacher told my mother. Instead of finding ways to support and enhance my learning, my teacher wanted to hold me back. Try telling that to a Haitian mother. She brought the novel “Wuthering Heights” and … [Read more...] about My learning disability experience taught me some valuable lessons for teachers today
Martine Harris is the President and Co-Founder of the nonprofit, Travel & GIVE, and Author of Dear Haiti, You’re Not Who They Think You Are. Since 2017, Martine has been recruiting volunteers to support teachers in schools and provide hands-on-therapy for children in orphanages presenting with congenital, physical, cognitive, and mental disabilities in Haiti. Travel & GIVE has recently expanded to Nairobi, Kenya. In January of 2020, Martine released her first book, Dear Haiti, You’re Not Who They Think You Are, which is a compilation of her journal entries documenting her journey through the awkward, controversial, humorous, and catastrophic events while living in Haiti. Martine currently lives in Los Angeles, California where she works as a Speech and Language Pathologist. When she isn’t recruiting volunteers, giving back, or planning the next fundraiser, you can catch her journaling, socializing, listening to music, watching hilarious dog videos, or traveling the world looking for the next adventure.