Why You Should Teach To Latinx Experiences in the Classroom

What do you teach about the Latinx diaspora? How much do you know about their histories or present realities? What do your students know about Puerto Rico? What about your Puerto Rican students? When we say ‘culturally responsive’ teaching is about making instruction ‘relevant’, it is implied that educators must reach beyond and outside of […]

“You’re Fired, Bitch! Go out and find something else to do!”

“YOU’RE FIRED, BITCH!” This is not a game show or a reality show-this is life! This is the presidency, Mister President! Those recently spoken words are so appropriate to what I’m feeling about our current President of these United States. How dare he disrespect the flag and the people for whom the flag signifies freedom, liberty […]

“TO WHOM IT SHOULD CONCERN:”

The New York Times’ Race/Related series published an interestingly thought-provoking article this week to focus and highlight a select group of college-bound high school students whose backgrounds and aspirations are as diverse as each individual.  Each featured student demonstrates the power of both resilience and determination in influencing life trajectory and all presented through spoken word […]

Why it Takes the Right Kind of Teacher to Recognize Gifts and Talents Within Student Diversity

I’ve written about my children before and once again, I will place a different slant on an already explored subject: THE GIFTED CHILDREN OF COLOR, within the public school system. As a 3 year old early reader, my first born entered kindergarten at age 5. So fortunate were we that she had an excellent teacher who […]