Tag: literacy

I Almost Quit But My Student Changed My Mind

Returning back to the classroom this year has reminded me of a teacher’s journey. Recently one of my 6th grade students wrote this narrative that changed my mind about regretting going back to teach. His story reminded me of why I came back to the classroom. I admire the bravery of one of my Black boys who recently shared a…

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…