....and no more teaching as we did yesterday. The subjects that we teach in k12 schools today almost mirror the subjects and content that was taught 'in the beginning'. What has certainly changed in public education is not only the populations served, but also changes in the world in which we live have brought demands … Continue reading Teach for Tomorrow, not for Today!
Culturally responsive practices, teaching in particular, are less about racial pride as a motivator but about understanding and aligning instruction with the strategies that your students immediate persons in their communities use to teach life skills and other concepts. You don't have to rap or bring hip-hop into the classroom to spark interest and … Continue reading It Sometimes Takes ‘Trial and Error’ to Get to Culturally-Responsive Teaching
With so much divisiveness in this country, and the lack of respect for our cultural pluralism: I envision a day when public education becomes the true equalizer that it is supposed to be for all who enroll their children into a system designed to prepare them for life, college and career success. Educators will … Continue reading My Vision for Public Education
LIFE WITHOUT BLACK PEOPLE A very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of white people who were fed up with African-Americans, so they joined together and wished themselves away. They passed through a deep dark tunnel and emerged in sort of a twilight zone where there is an America without black … Continue reading When We Imagine “Life Without Black People”