They See Color… Even When You Don’t

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

Have You Considered an HBCU when Recruiting Prospective Black Male Teachers?

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?

A Data-Driven Approach to Hiring More 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

Cultural Competency 101: Characteristics of the Urban/Inner-City Pt. 1 (Lesson 4)

Whenever a coach or scout is looking for a player with a particular skill set to fit their team, they have various categories of players to choose from. If you are a basketball coach and you are looking for a tall guard who is quick, can handle the ball and can shoot a medium range … More Cultural Competency 101: Characteristics of the Urban/Inner-City Pt. 1 (Lesson 4)