Years ago, I gave a professional development at a school where I was teaching. It was on cultural competency and cultural responsiveness and I was presenting to elementary school teachers. I remember a kindergarten teacher who made a comment that she didn’t believe her students saw color. She said something about her students never brought … More They See Color… Even When You Don’t
When it comes to recruiting prospective teachers of color, some school administrators and human resource managers claim that there aren’t enough viable candidates available to hire. When that premise is debunked, the next excuse they (administrators and HR managers) use is that they don’t know where to find teachers candidates of color. I would argue … More Have You Considered an HBCU when Recruiting Prospective Black Male Teachers?
Increasing attention is surrounding the need for school districts to hire more Black male teachers. Academics and journalists alike have offered statistical and common sense evidence to show the importance of Black male teachers for a variety of reasons. For example, a North Carolina study showed a decrease in disciplinary referrals for Black students when … More A Data-Driven Approach to Hiring More Black Male Teachers
One of the biggest decisions that you will ever make as a parent is deciding where to send your children to school. Depending on your finances, you may have a choice between sending them to a public school or a private school. If you decide on a public school, most times than not, your child … More When Deciding Public Versus Charter…
[Disclaimer – This post may be specific to teachers teaching upper-elementary to high school students] Most schools have policies that are against students smartphone use in the classroom. Some schools have policies against smartphone use during the entire school day. However, smartphone use is not just to call or text someone. A smartphone is a … More Integrating the Smartphone