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”

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”

Thank Principals, It’s October

National Principal’s Month It’s National Principal’s Month, and I wanted to take the time to celebrate our principals. Principals are the unsung heroes of our schools. Our principals and principals across the United States have some of the most challenging jobs in education. It’s a high risk, low reward job. If something terrible happens inContinue reading “Thank Principals, It’s October”

Everyone Can’t Be Highly Effective

It’s that time of year when every administrator should be preparing themselves for their first round of formal observations. Hopefully, this isn’t the first time teachers see you in their classrooms. I would love to think that you have been a fixture in classrooms, and teachers/kids know what to expect when you visit.  As youContinue reading “Everyone Can’t Be Highly Effective”

High-Quality Teachers of Color.

We need More High-Quality Teachers of Color. We need more high-quality Teachers of Color. I want to make that clear, as we continuously hear the argument that the teaching field overall is lacking in diverse candidate selection.  However, I’m using my statement as a clarifier. I believe that a “Bad” Teacher of Color can causeContinue reading “High-Quality Teachers of Color.”