Some Questions Parents Need to Ask To Teachers And Administration

As a parent of a child of color in any school district, communication with the school is a must. Too often, parents wait until back to school night to step foot inside a school. Unfortunately, there are those who may wait until the first sign of trouble for their student; parent teacher conferences, which usually happen after report cards have been mailed home. As a parent of child in school, you should strive to maintain regular contact with your child’s teachers and administration. … More Some Questions Parents Need to Ask To Teachers And Administration

Cultural Competency 101: Go Into The Community (Lesson 1)

Camden, New Jersey is one of America’s most dangerous cities. It is so not because the people are without morals, values and a drive to be better people. Camden is a post-industrial city. With the influx of African-American and Latino communities saw the departure of the cities White residents. With the White residents went commercial … More Cultural Competency 101: Go Into The Community (Lesson 1)

Cultural Competency 101 (Knowing Your Student Population): Course Introduction

This post marks the beginning of post concerning the topic of cultural competency / cultural relevancy in the classroom. This course is specifically for teachers. If time allows, I will develop such a course for school administrators; stay tuned. Disclaimer: please forgive me, but I will pay special attention to the state of New Jersey … More Cultural Competency 101 (Knowing Your Student Population): Course Introduction