I don’t know who needs to hear this… but.

I Don’t Know Who Needs to Hear This… But. I don’t know who needs to hear this… but, some of the things that our students are being exposed in school are unbearable.  As a school leader, one wears many hats.  One of those hats is a protector.  I think it is crucial that school leadersContinue reading “I don’t know who needs to hear this… but.”

Principal as Protector

A principal’s job is to protect his/her students.  However in those rare instances when principals don’t play their role, students suffer. Where do I start? I honestly don’t know where to start with this one.  You hear about it so often that you become numb to it.  Yet daily, there’s some kind of story thatContinue reading “Principal as Protector”

Assistant Principal Done Lost His Damn Mind!

Assistant Principal Done Lost His Damn Mind. Okay, I’m speaking solely as a father here.  In a recent bout against Black popular culture, an Assistant Principal of a school in Texas decided the best way to approach a uniform violation was to use a permanent marker to color in a students hair. That’s right, permanentContinue reading “Assistant Principal Done Lost His Damn Mind!”

Black Folks Y’all Are on Your Own!

Origination of Black Folks Y’all Are on Your Own! I can’t take total credit for this. The title of this blog post was actually an underlying theme of the 8blackhands podcast. Dr. Cole, our esteemed “podmate” has been saying this for a while. It seems as though with everything that we discuss in education, BlackContinue reading “Black Folks Y’all Are on Your Own!”

Teach for America is not the Enemy, Bad Schools are!

Teach4America is not the Enemy. Teach for America is not the enemy; bad schools are! Why is it so taboo to say we have a failing school system nationwide? Especially for Black and Latinx students. It’s as if we are always looking for a scapegoat instead of admitting and fixing the real problems in education.Continue reading “Teach for America is not the Enemy, Bad Schools are!”

Respect Teachers.

Respect Teachers. Nowadays, we make a lot of excuses for our students and their behaviors. We rationalize for their mistakes. Others blame generational trauma and a lack of quality education to help others understand there’s a need for help. Schools bring in wraparound services to help mitigate the trauma experienced by these students: more socialContinue reading “Respect Teachers.”

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