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”

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”

Sharing is Caring

I’m the type of teacher who is ALWAYS in my student’s business. I want to know whatever it is they are willing to share with me. I’d like to say it’s because the more you know about students the more you understand why they move how they move and do what they do. Others mayContinue reading “Sharing is Caring”

Do Your Kids Ride For You?

Do your kids ride for you?  Nothing is worse then trying to teach the day before a holiday, or a school break. The students are all over the place, LITERALLY! Some are home because they just didn’t feel like coming, and the ones that are there are generally there because their parents forced them to come.Continue reading “Do Your Kids Ride For You?”