Tag: #blackboys #blackmaleeducators #schoolturnaround

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…

Black Male Teacher Leads Black Boys To Win In STEAM

The Liberty Robotics Teams, also known as Liberty, are Teams 10615A-F in the VEQIQ Robotics Competitions (VEXIQ). The team is an official Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) of Newton County School System of Newton County, Ga., It is made up of about 20 Students enrolled at Liberty Middle School. Black Male Teacher Leads Black Boys To Win In STEAM! The…

There’s Still A Lot of School Turnaround Work To Do!

There’s still a lot of school turnaround work to do! But it’s not being done because parents aren’t truly engaged in this work. We always hear how schools and teachers aren’t doing enough. Well please explain to me what parents are supposed to do? Parents must be intentionally engaged in the learning process before school starts. We all play a…