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.”
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. 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.”
Eight Million: If we could “Cape” for our students of color the way we “cape” for actors and athletes, 8 million students would be better off. Imagine a world where we advocate for the education of the poor and disenfranchised, No Cap. There are Eight million students of color, currently receiving less than adequate instructionContinue reading “The Day We Cape for a Quality Education for PoC; Instead of Caping for Jussie and the likes. ‘No Cap’”
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:”
Black students were also 19% of the 6.1 million students served under IDEA. More specifically, Black Males represented 12.8% of the 4.1 million males served under IDEA.