Empowering the A Team: Do Affirmations Really Work With Students?

Do Affirmations Really Work with Students?  Helping children to appropriately deal with trauma helps maintain a healthy physical, mental and emotional balance. Coping skills are life skills. That’s why I believe in affirmations. Using affirmations on a regular routine with students helps them aspire to be successful. It empowers them to deal with traumatic and challenging situations in a positive…

American Promise: Race and Education

American Promise , the documentary/film which focuses in on the journey of two Black males from middle class families attending private schools, was released in 2014. It highlights their struggles and successes. I feel that the film is informative yet challenging. It challenges us to see the importance of removing the stereotypes of Black males.  The young boys portrayed in a stereotypical…

Children's Crusade 1963

Should Students Walk Out?

“We will not permit students to walk out of the building during instructional hours”! – School Leaders Across the Nation #1 Students want Safe Schools  Students in schools across the Nation are planning walk outs to show their support to end violence in schools. Recent school shootings have caused an outcry from citizens for gun safety. Especially or children! They…

White – Black – Hispanic! Separate is Never Equal

“We hear a lot about Brown v. Board (rightfully so!), but you hear very little about this groundbreaking court case that promoted integration for Latino kids!” – Gordon Wright  White – Black – Hispanic! Separate is Never Equal. March 2nd marks the anniversary of the Mendez family filing suit against Orange County to allow Mexican-American students to attend school with…

Pike County 1969 Seniors Graduate in 2018!

“We had no regrets … because we made the right decision!” – Mildred Favors Dixon. A Georgia high school in Pike County officially graduated the Class of 1969 this year. Talk about a hold up! In the spring of 1969, the Pike County Superintendent decided to withhold the diplomas because the students chose to exercise their constitutional right and hold…

Black History: Is it Celebrated or Taught in Schools?

Black History Month should not begin and end with lessons of American slavery – Shaun King  Black history is celebrated during the month of February across the United States. Although we celebrate Black history Nationwide, a lot of the racial tension in America is due to the mis-education of black culture. This is one reason why school districts should be teaching…