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”

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…”

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”

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?”