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?
Teachers desire to be effective. While aspiring to be the “teacher of the year” maybe a worthwhile and admirable goal, most teachers just want to be good teachers. For the novice teacher, surviving their first years aside, their effectiveness hangs on whether or not they can be a good teacher. Being a good teacher depends … More Teacher Efficacy & The Novice Teacher
One of the more tedious things you will do as a teacher is lesson plan. It is a necessary evil. Lesson planning looks different from school to school; even schools within districts. Principals or curriculum and instruction heads tend to develop the lesson plan template for the school or district to follow. These templates are … More The Tedious Art of Lesson Planning