Tag: #blackboys #blackmaleeducators #schoolturnaround

The Struggle of Black Boys Battling ADHD and Dyslexia in Public Schools.

There are commonalities between ADHD and Dyslexia. Students who have ADHD or dyslexia may learn to talk late, learn words slowly, have difficulty forming words, problems remembering the sequence of events, avoid reading or speaking, and have difficulty processing spoken language and directions. Since I’ve been a Special Education teacher, I’ve had quite a few black children diagnosed with either…

Morehouse Graduate Gives Back

Robert Smith inspired the graduating Class of 2019 when he announced during the ceremony that he would pay off the graduates student loans. Smith’s gesture challenged the Black community to encourage the academic success of Black boys on all levels. One of the graduates, Min. Jyrekis Collins, interns at an historic church in East Atlanta, First Mt. Pleasant Church led…

Black Boys Just Get One Chance

Understanding that Black boys just get one chance at success a Black male teacher born in Africa, who has chosen to remain anonymous, shares his view on how Black boys are educated in America.  In every educational system, and I have been in at least three of them: France, Canada, Cameroon ; it is ok to study, to perform very…

We Call Black Boys “Bad” Before they Even Misbehave

Black men like NBA star Jaylen Brown, share similar classroom experiences that  include being told you’re “bad”, “stupid”, or “are going to end up in jail!” Our fears, prejudices and stereotypes we place on Black boys begin as early as Kindergarten and this stunts their creativity, hope and level of success in the classroom. Although there are many stories of…