Tag: Black male educators

Teachers Need Autonomy and Flexibility to Build Innovation in Classrooms

Teacher autonomy isn’t something that I see many people advocating for in conversations on equity in education. However, it’s definitely a topic that warrants more in depth conversation if we plan on reducing the numbers of teachers not just leaving classrooms but leaving the profession each year.  The teacher crisis was happening before COVID-19!  It’s important to state and restate…

Humanizing Black Boys is a Huge Step Towards Progress

On top of the social injustices that reinforce a false narrative that it’s okay to dehumanize Black boys, this school year has impacted Black boys socially and emotionally in ways that the average eye can’t begin to imagine.  Black males throughout decades, from slavery, Emmett Till, the Atlanta Child Murders, Trayvon Martin, and most recently, Elijah McCain show how Black…

Male Educators of Color Are Bringing Much Needed Change to Communities and Classrooms.

I’m excited about sharing the story of Thomas Murphy. Thomas is a community leader turned teacher. After witnessing first hand the work being produced by Profound Gentlemen, he took encouraging other males to lead youth in community programs and classrooms. He’s a great example of how men can be leaders in communities and classrooms. Male educators of color are bringing…