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”
From Grandparents to Primary Care Givers. When you reach the stage of a grandparent, your role is different from that of the parent. You’ve raised your kids, hopefully in a manner that makes them responsible. No one warned you of the possibility that you’d go from grandparents to primary caregivers. One day, far in theContinue reading “From Grandparents to Primary Care Givers.”
10 Intangibles of Good Teaching: The following ten intangibles of good teaching are in no particular order. However, feel free to prioritize based on your needs. 1). Be reflective in your practice. It takes teachers at least four years to learn the curriculum, and become good at managing students. In years 0-4, be humble, hungry, andContinue reading “10 Intangibles of Good Teaching:”
Chopped: In any event, I’m sure many of you are familiar with The TV show Chopped. If you are not, the show chopped is a show on the food network centered on meal preparation. More specifically, chopped puts a highlight on chefs ability to produce quality food in a short time frame, with specific ingredients.Continue reading “Chopped (Teacher Edition)”
This post will be a series of three (1/3) in which we discuss the three components to catching lightning in a bottle or constructing and implementation of the elusive “perfect lesson.” – The planning stage (lesson planning). There is a ton that goes into the actual planning of a lesson. Continue reading “A Teacher’s Pursuit of the Perfect Lesson”
As a stakeholder in a school, you are a game-changer. You have the power to engage and be a part of the solution. If you don’t like how PD is done, change it.