In the midst of Black History Month, let's hope that there is sufficient mindfulness and awareness of the plague of our national history, which is the institution of slavery. No one wants to hear about it, talk about it ,nor does anyone wish to teach about it in the classroom. Has anyone really sat and … Continue reading How Much Do You Know About American History and How Will You Teach About Slavery?
Is there a difference between the way people are approached by law enforcement in the big city or small towns? Is there a difference between locations? Is there a difference between races or sexes? Unequivocally, there is a difference between sexes-male and female. The police approach women less aggressively than men, and that tends … Continue reading The Broken Headlight & Local Law Enforcement- Was it DWB??
Here we have a story all about how a youngster entering the classroom for the very first time learns self-regulation and learns to identify his emotions, understand his body cues and control his behavior. He learns to control behavior as a result of first identifying his feelings and framing them properly through the acronyms FADS(frustration, … Continue reading Promote Self-Regulation among Early Learners with a Kangaroo Named MAX
Trust is defined as “an individual’s or group’s willingness to be vulnerable to another party based on the confidence that the latter party is benevolent, reliable, competent, honest, and open”. If families are to trust teachers and other staff members, then they must believe that school personnel are qualified, fair, and dependable, and have their … Continue reading How Schools Can Sustain Parent Partnerships from pre-K THROUGH 12