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

United We Stand

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 good to a great employee, you have nothing to worry about. This is true in most cases. I … More United We Stand