A “Constitutional Crisis” Indeed

The absolute best statement that I’ve heard made by one of our political representatives in Washington, D.C., astounded me. It was so accurate, that I don’t believe that the person who made that statement realized it at the time. Resounding and resonating with me was the characterization of this current societal, racial, political, interpersonal climate […]

Why Is History Taught in Reverse?

American History, Social Studies, World History, Civics, Comparative Religions, and so forth, by any other name is basic background checking which cultivates respect and an appreciation of difference or ‘diversity’. For generations now, American children attending PreK-12 schools in either the public or private sector, are taught under a guiding instructional  framework. This framework has […]

50 Years Later- The New Dream

  A fellow WordPress blogger, Blackmail4u,  wrote in a recent post that we must ’embarrass inequity’ to bring forth change. So here we are. On this date, April 4, 1968, fifty years ago, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Sounds redundant? Old hat? Common knowledge? No, no and no! On […]

Working with Parents: Middle School Family Engagement

As a new  middle school teacher of special needs students, it was important  to be mindful of the environment that surrounded my public school students. In order to effectively engage my students, I had to develop a relationship with them. It was critical that I knew where these students came from, who they were, and understand […]