Tag: black teachers

Let’s Help Our Students Expand Their Minds!

Jarrod Carter, a new staff member at 7 Pillars Career Academy, is seeking our help in equipping his Health Education Class with additional resources. Being among the 2% of Black male educators in America, I find his ask something that needs to be supported. We too often don’t have quality educators standing in front of our students. Let alone quality,…

Black Boys are Bringing Swag to the Classroom

It’s important that we commit to helping change the negative stereotypes of Black boys in schools and society. One of the stereotypes and stigmas of Black boys is that they are always sagging their pants. Although there are many benefits of having a Black male teacher, one in particular is that Black boys get to see a professional Black man…

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Black Male Teachers are Suffering in Public Schools

Today’s hot news in education is based on The Thomas B. Fordham Institute report on Student-Teacher Race Match in Charter and Traditional Public Schools . Charter schools are hiring and retaining more Black male teachers, but like Charter advocate Kenny Knight said, we’re still in crisis regarding traditional public schools! The TBFI report reflects how charter schools are progressively showing…

To Teach or Not to Teach?

The 4th Annual Community Impact Assembly challenged Black male educators to really look at why we are teachers. Our goal is not just to provide better educational outcomes for Black boys but all children! In order to increase the retention of Black male teachers, innovation and flexibility must be a standard within school districts. There has to be a balance…

American Promise Opens Our Eyes to the Struggles of Black Boys

Are Black boys victims of the American promise ? Perhaps, which is why I’m advocating for middle and high schools to show American Promise this month. American Promise opens our eyes to the struggles of Black Boys The documentary highlights their struggles and successes. It challenges us to see the importance of removing the stereotypes of Black males.   The stereotypical and…

What Cops Can Learn From Black Male Educators

Black male educators have some tactics to teach cops that would actually build positive relationships between cops and Black boys. Building relationships with Black boys begins with how we engage with them. This Isn’t the Movies A family friend took a substitute job recently in Atlanta and said it reminded him of the movie, “Boyz n the Hood.” He actually…

“We are not a Marginalized Group in America,” An Open Letter from Black Boys

Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God’s children. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We are not a marginalized group in America. We will no longer be marginalized in our schools or society. Marginalized means to relegate to an unimportant or powerless position…