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”

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. ┬áHanging out with these guys helps me to be more reflective in my practice. Our abilityContinue reading “The Hands”

Nice White Parents Podcast

Privilege The amount of privilege exhibited in the Nice White Parents Podcast was exhaustive. The more I heard, the more upset I became. One feeling that I did not have was a feeling of surprise. Anyone who breaths and listens to the Nice White Parents podcast knows the power that exists when White folks flexContinue reading “Nice White Parents Podcast”