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.
One of the more annoying parts about writing a paper in college was doing the literature review. The Lit Review was as labor of love. This was the portion of the paper where you had to go through books and articles that both cosigned whatever thesis or theory […]
So your background is not in special education… but you need more than one hand to count the number of special education students in your classroom that you are responsible for teaching? One of the more challenging situations I was put in as a teacher was teaching a […]
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 […]
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 […]
So you want to have current events discussions in your classroom, but aren’t sure how. You may be a social studies teacher (like I was) and you may want to put a format together that is organized yet less formal to spur a spirited discussion that does not […]
So you don’t have a teacher’s union at your school… You’re unsure of what to do. You may be concerned that you are unprotected from the unhindered desires of district administrators. Reformers will say that if you’re a good to great employee, you have nothing to worry about. […]