Tag: Parents

Straight Talk About Parent Engagement

Teachers and administrators alike desire to increase the number of engaged parents it has within its school. When I taught, teachers frequently lamented that not enough parents would show up for parent-teacher conferences; administrators did also. I also heard educators lament that parents weren’t regularly involved in the […]

Doing Responsibility Responsibly

Schools should teach students how to be responsible and accountable. However, some of the lessons that practitioners come up with aren’t very good. I remember during my last year teaching how the administration changed up the detention model. Originally, if a student received a detention, they had to […]

On Teaching The N-Word

I recently read a thread on Twitter regarding two Black children and their discomfort with their teacher’s usage of the N-word during a lesson. Long story short, a White teacher, in a room of mostly White students, in an attempt to teach about the N-word (the lesson objective […]

College Preparation 2.0

One of the more important things you can do with your student(s) is to prepare them for college. It is important that you, parent(s) and/or guardians, help with college preparation outside of school because your student(s) school may or may not do the best job at preparing your […]

Escaping the Typecast

One of my favorite actors is Samuel L. Jackson. Sam Jacksonโ€™s resume is extensive. Heโ€™s been in such movies as Pulp Fiction, Jungle Fever, Coming to America, 187, a Time to Kill, Coach Carter and Django. Unfortunately, Sam Jackson has been victim of the Hollywood typecast. A typecast […]

In Decency and In Order

I want to take a moment to discuss something that I saw on Facebook recently. Normally I don’t discuss specific items found on social media on the Mixtape, however what I saw disturb me and I want to give parents a heads up in case something happens where […]

The rs Intersect

Where Race and Sport Intersect at the Point of Commentary

Protect the Melanin

A blog on race, equity, and urban education

Urban Education Mixtape

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gadflyonthewallblog

"To sting people and whip them into a fury, all in the service of truth."

Ernest Cleo Grant, II

Navigating Inner City Ministry in Real Time

theblackpatriarch

Fatherhood at the corner of Faith and Fragility