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On his 120th episode, Dwight meets with Barbara Mojica to talk about history, education, critical thinking, and exploring your passions.

Barbara is a historian and retired educator. She provides tools to inspire, entertain, and educate the youth. She believes that history is the key to solving today’s problems.

As a child, Barbara was determined to get to the bottom of things. This led her to a career in education where she taught young kids and special ed kids. On this episode, she shares her journey to becoming a writer of her ongoing series Little Miss HISTORY Travels to.

She encourages parents to encourage their child’s curiosity by encouraging them to wonder. And she encourages everyone to explore their passions, no matter how insignificant they think they are. “If there’s something that you have the curiosity and the desire to know…go for it!”

Tune in to hear and learn more!


In this episode, you’ll learn about the following:

  • Barbara’s background and how she got into academia
  • Teaching and working in special ed.
  • The importance of understanding and understanding history.
  • Teaching children to ask good questions and critical thinking.
  • The difference between fact and opinion.
  • And many more!

About Barbara Mojica:

Barbara Ann Mojica has been a lifelong educator in the fields of early childhood and special education, having spent many years as a teacher, principal, and school district administrator. Retirement has brought with it the opportunity to return to her love of history.

She wrote “Forest Park, Queens, Past, Present and Future” for The Municipal Engineers Journal in 2001. Barbara currently writes historical articles under her banner “Passages” for The Columbia Insider and is writing her own award-winning children’s book series Little Miss HISTORY Travels to.  She is also the proud mother of two children and six grandchildren.  Barbara resides in the Hudson Valley Region with her husband.

You can find Barbara Mojica on . . .

Website:            https://www.littlemisshistory.com/

LinkedIn:          https://www.linkedin.com/in/bamauthor/

Instagram:        https://www.instagram.com/bamauthor/

Facebook:        https://www.facebook.com/Littlemisshistorycom/

Twitter:   https://twitter.com/bamauthor

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