Join us each Monday at 5 pm CST, 4 pm EST on our YouTube Channel: aswifttradio to listen to “ASWIFTT PUBLISHING Literary Segment.” Every Monday you can enjoy an episode of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING Literary Segment with Brenda Diann Johnson. Topics of discussion will include the Literary, Visual & Performing Arts. Tune in every Monday at 5 pm CST to learn more about the Arts.
Brenda Diann Johnson is an author, publisher, teacher, entrepreneur and insurance broker. She is also the mother of two beautiful girls. Brenda has written “How Did I Get Into This Mess? You Compromised, Saith, The Lord,” which is a book that takes a deep look at how and why we compromise the word of God. She provides encouragement and walks you through steps to get you back on track with your DESTINY. Brenda is also the host of ASWIFTT RADIO.
Join Us for “Taking Classes With B. P. Training Institute” on our ASWIFTT Radio Youtube Channel, which airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 am CST. This broadcast highlights the classes, seminars, workshops & webinars offered online and face to face at B. P. Training Institute. You will also hear from our talented instructors who are passionate about what they teach. Our instructors are Glenda Fields, Edwyna Washington, Brenda Johnson and Wendy Oliveras.
Classes such as “The Basics of Writing: Level I,” “Conflict Management,” “Introduction to 501 C 3,” and more are all taught at B. P. Training Institute. Tune in to learn more about the courses offered.
Join ASWIFTT RADIO Host Brenda Diann Johnson on May 22, 2021 at 1 pm CST, 2 pm EST and 11 am PST on the show “Creating Books To Promote Diversity and Multiculturalism.” Her guest will be Ashley Charleston who is the author of “Nyasia’s Bee-utiful Discovery.” The discussion will highlight the need for diverse books when teaching our kids in schools today. Students of various backgrounds should receive a quality education while identifying with the content presented in the classroom.
Diversity and Multiculturalism is essential when it comes to educating our kids. When teachers enter the classroom at the beginning of a new year they are faced with providing a curriculum that offers equality for all students. According to the Declaration of Independence all men are created equal and they should have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Throughout the nation’s history since 1776, marginalized and excluded groups such as women, African Americans, Native Americans, and other cultural and ethnic groups have used this idea to justify and defend the extension of human rights to them and to end institutional discrimination, such as sexism, racism, and discrimination against people with disabilities. (Branch, 2006)
When teachers get to know their students at the beginning of the year they can effectively create curriculums that incorporate multicultural education. However, according to Banks, establishing a multicultural education curriculum is not enough to achieve multicultural education in the classroom. He further states “Multicultural education is also a reform movement designed to bring about a transformation of the school so that students from both genders and from diverse cultural, language, and ethnic groups will have an equal chance to experience school success.” (Banks, 2013)
Teachers should always create curriculums and lesson plans that match the demographics of their classrooms. Creating curriculums and lessons plans that match the demographics of a classroom starts with content integration. Content integration is where teachers start when gathering the material they want to teach. In this stage teachers must be careful to find material from all cultures to make up the material content for their lesson. They should also have visual examples from various cultures. Having examples from various cultures will play a key part with visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners.
Brenda is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She is the founder of ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC which is the parent company of ASWIFTT RADIO, ASWIFTT Television, ASWITT Journal and ASWIFTT Records. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson. Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her.
Ashley is a self-publishing author and a special education ELA teacher. She received her Bachelors of Arts in English from the University at Albany and her Masters of Arts in African-American Literature from the North Carolina A & T State University. Charleston believes that her words can change the world. She hopes to inspire children to write themselves into existence.