How Promoting Resilience is Harmful to African-American Families

Resilience theory suggests that we are to encourage  successful adaptations to negative life events, trauma, stress, and other forms of risk. In other words, in the face of adversity, we promote people to perform at optimal or ‘normal’ adaptive levels and work through these situations, events and circumstances. Many African-American families in the United States deal […]

7 Strategies to Address Implicit Bias

Implicit bias is action-oriented, and influences our judgment and behaviors as it relates to those groups considered, ‘non-dominant’. They include African-Americans, Asians, Muslims and Latinx- the social groups whose heritages aren’t traditionally Caucasian. We address biases about these groups-‘others’- by bringing to a conscious level our core beliefs about these groups. Many of these beliefs […]

How to Meet The Preferences of Digital Learners in Education 4.0

Today, we call learners ‘digital natives’, and they are beyond prepared to navigate the 4th Industrial Revolution in the 21st Century. Educators will have to revisit their training and endeavor to align their strategies to meet students where they are to help them get where they want to go. We have experienced the 1st Industrial […]

What Happens When The Local Library Doesn’t Have The ‘Right’ Books?

Many students don’t always have access to resources at home or extensive  resources at their local library. In smaller  ‘local’  libraries, the variety of types of books available to the community is minimal. Children, year after year, are handed homework assignments which require research beyond the classroom. The topics and the notable figures are the […]