Tag: early learning

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…

Johnathon Hines Becomes the First Black Male Teacher in Atlanta to Win Pre K Teacher of the Year

Original Post by: BecauseofThemWeCan A little sunshine to make you smile today! Johnathon Hines, an Atlanta Pre-K Teacher, just became the first African American man to win Pre-K Teacher of the Year in Georgia. Hines is a teacher at Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology in Atlanta, GA, the first public school in Dekalb County named for our…

Black Boys Should Be In Playgrounds Not Jail Cells

Black boys deserve playgrounds not jail cells! So where do we go wrong when  playgrounds turn into jail cells? It begins as early as third grade when the school-to-prison pipeline begins for many boys of color. Third grade is the next biggest milestone after Kindergarten. It’s during this time in a child and family’s life that they learn about the…