Oh hey Karen, WE SEE YOU.

According to Wikipedia (not my favorite source but appropriate for the context of this blog), Karen is referred as “a common stereotype that of a racist white woman who uses her privilege to demand her own way at the expense of others.” Recently we have seen an increase in the Karen’s who are known forContinue reading “Oh hey Karen, WE SEE YOU.”

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”

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…”

Teaching Our Boys to Be Strong

It was my second year of teaching, and my kids were so much more fun then my kids from the previous year. They had so much personality and were not afraid to show it. Heck, sometimes they couldn’t mask it or contain themselves. I had this one student James (for the purpose of keeping hisContinue reading “Teaching Our Boys to Be Strong”

Finding The Balance During Covid

Well I think it’s safe to say, nobody saw this coming. Or maybe a more appropriate statement would be, who knew it would get this bad this fast? What appeared to be some rare virus, that really only affected older people with underlying health issues has killed hundreds of thousands of people. I remember leavingContinue reading “Finding The Balance During Covid”

Sympathy -vs- Empathy

Yesterday was a crazy day! I had finally woken up and realized I pressed snooze way too many times and now I was leaving late for work. Annoyed was an understatement. I dropped my daughter off and headed to Brooklyn. As if it wasn’t bad enough that I was already late, as I’m driving downContinue reading “Sympathy -vs- Empathy”

50 Minutes

What do you do during “PD day?” So, the other day we had a day of “Professional Development” also known as a “PD day.” We came in, had breakfast, and prepared to sit through a day of workshops. The first part of the day was designated to a keynote speaker who came to talk aboutContinue reading “50 Minutes”