Confessions of a Teacher: Pandemic Edition

FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM I AM TIREDDDDDDD!!!!! We are going into week 11 of our Hybrid model of remote learning, and this has been nothing short of tiring, exhausting, stressful, draining, depressing, and frustrating. While we signed up to be educators, which we knew was one of the most taxing jobs with very low pay, weContinue reading “Confessions of a Teacher: Pandemic Edition”

NO MEANS NO

Protecting Our Women At All Costs! There’s so much going on around me that has led me to writing this piece. Women are victimized daily, yet they decide to swallow the large pill of what has happened to them at the expense of their own mental stability. But why? Why are women keeping silent? ThatContinue reading “NO MEANS NO”

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

With the death of yet another black man at the hands of the police, my thoughts and feelings have been all over the place. Why does this keep happening? Why does this keep happening? WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING? As I scrolled through social media, I kept seeing posts about how the “good cops” shouldContinue reading “Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone”

The Value of Cultural Competence in Education

I suppose before we can talk about the value of Cultural Competency, we must first talk about what it is. A short definition of Cultural Competence is one’s ability to understand, empathize with, respect, and want equality for cultures outside of your own. Oftentimes, people who are of the majority may not see the valueContinue reading “The Value of Cultural Competence in Education”

The Power of a Quick Check-In

I think it’s safe to say that I have lost my mind about 750 times over these last 7 weeks of online learning. It seems like all of the hats that I wear have been tugging at me all from different directions. One minute it seems like I have it all together and then IContinue reading “The Power of a Quick Check-In”

An Educator’s Fight For and Against Special Education

When people think of children in “special education” most times they think of special needs children all in the same classroom for the duration of the school day. Honesty, that’s what I remember it being like in high school, except the “bad kids” were in that class as well. But things have really changed, forContinue reading “An Educator’s Fight For and Against Special Education”

What Covid Should be Teaching Us…

So I read a blog two weeks ago titled “How The Coronavirus Should Impact Education,” from a blog that I follow (www.matthewrmorris.com) and it really made me think. What should this time of pandemic teach us as people, parents, and educators? So I decided to share what I have learned thus far, during this timeContinue reading “What Covid Should be Teaching Us…”