Open Letter to Teachers

Underpaid: Dear Teachers, you are revered. Having been adjacent to the classroom for several years, I know first-hand the job’s stress. Often you work in districts that are cash strapped. Having to take what little money you do make to buy supplies for your students. I know some teachers that often forfeit their lunch soContinue reading “Open Letter to Teachers”

Your Co-Teacher is a “Woke” Trump Supporter

Math and Common Sense If you look at the election results and do some simple Math, your co-teacher is probably a “woke” Trump supporter. The teaching field is over 80% white or white adjacent. According to exit polls, 55% of suburban white women voted for Trump. According to this data set, it’s safe to assumeContinue reading “Your Co-Teacher is a “Woke” Trump Supporter”

Trash Rapper turned Political Pundit

Guys, come on, I know you all laughed out loud when you saw the picture of Dwayne Carter, aka Lil Wayne, pictured with President Trump. Yet another trash rapper turned political pundit. If you haven’t seen this picture, it was a horrifying sight but not for the reasons that you may think. A lot ofContinue reading “Trash Rapper turned Political Pundit”

Trust the Process

Trust the Process If there is anything that I have learned during this Covid-19 pandemic is to trust the process. Not everything is going to happen when you want it to happen. However, for real success to occur, you have to be willing to take risks. Sometimes risks are calculated, but sometimes they aren’t. YouContinue reading “Trust the Process”

TCRWPBS

TCRWPBS If I told you about my frustrations with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWPBS), you wouldn’t believe me.  First, you would think I was making it up.  Unfortunately, I am not making it up.  This curriculum isn’t in the best interest of Black and Brown kids.  As a result of my willingness toContinue reading “TCRWPBS”

The Hands

Guilty Pleasure. One of my new found guilty pleasures is creating content on the 8 Black Hands Podcast @8blackhand1 (on twitter). Each of us has our strengths, and we all push each other to explore areas that need attention.  Hanging out with these guys helps me to be more reflective in my practice. Our abilityContinue reading “The Hands”

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