A School Leader’s Worst Fear!

A School Leader’s Worst Fear! A school leader’s worst fear has to be the passing of a student.  Fortunately, it has never happened on my watch.  However, I have seen school communities destroyed by the loss of students.  There are certain things that school leaders can do to be proactive to ensure the safety ofContinue reading “A School Leader’s Worst Fear!”

The Ray(s) vs. Everybody Podcast

An Educator’s Sacrifice. As educators, we tend to give a lot to our students. So much, in fact, I know many educators that neglect their own children due to the demands of the career. I have felt victim to that many times. Feeling disconnected from your child’s life is not a good feeling at all.Continue reading “The Ray(s) vs. Everybody Podcast”

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!”

New York City Specialized High School -BS-

The commitment to diversity in New York Specialized High School is B-S.  These students deserve better.  They deserve our attention. If this latest Varsity Blues scandal combined with the abysmal acceptance rates of Black students in New York Specialized High Schools isn’t a wake-up call, what is? Varsity Blues Scandal. In light of the VarsityContinue reading “New York City Specialized High School -BS-“

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.”

From Grandparents to Primary Care Givers.

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.”

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