Tag: black teachers

The Need for More Black Male Teachers Proves that Relationship Building Is An Valuable Asset to School Improvement.

Parent concerns are important considering that in Georgia and in Metro Atlanta districts, Black children are disproportionately placed and served in special education programs.  Especially Black boys.  After the special education department presentation during the live streamed board meeting, concerns about the guardrails arose again from stakeholders. Special education is an area where many inequities can be found.  Some of…

“Self Care” Has Become the New Educational Catch Phrase But Isn’t Moving the Needle Regarding Teacher Burnout.

Teachers used to stay in the field for 20+ years, most retiring from the profession. Coming from a family of educators, my mother retired as an ESOL teacher after 33 years. Now, it’s hard for school districts to retain teachers for the first three years.  “According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, About 500,000 (15%) of teachers in the U.S.…

Black Women Educators are Tearing Down Barriers for Equity. We Salute Them for Women’s History Month.

Original post by Marquita Brown, Profound Ladies There’s no denying the difficulty Black students and teachers face while navigating the coronavirus pandemic and systemic racism that disproportionately burden or claim their lives.  One thing that can help, at least at school, is creating trauma-informed, antiracist classrooms and spaces to mitigate the educational disparities that have worsened for Black students during the…

Equipping Women of Color to Teach and Lead the Next Generation.

Original post from EdNC As the founder of Profound Ladies, North Carolina’s newest women of color educator advocacy organization, I shared this profound vision on a recent episode of the Hummingbird Stories podcast. It is ultimately this vision that drives my work to take on one of education’s biggest crisis: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) teacher recruitment and retention.…

Covid Ain’t Over . . . So What’s Next?

So, I was a little sick. Sorry I missed you. But I came back to share that despite President #45 declaring victory over Covid, it ain’t going nowhere no time soon. No vaccine or cure is coming to save any of us in the near future. With that being said, what do the regular folks living on planet earth do in the…