Tag: Profound Gentlemen

The Recruitment of Teachers in the Teacher Shortage Isn’t the Issue, So What Is?

Teacher recruitment has become a major focus of school districts, universities, and educational organizations. However, I’m old school, and I believe what my grandfather told me. He said, “what you do to get them is what you’ll have to maintain to keep them.” As local school districts deal with the growing teacher shortage, how we are recruiting teachers has become…

Black Male Teachers Are Pushed Out of Public Schools for Standing Up Against Racist Policies Targeting Black Students.

School just ended and many families were reminded of how toxic some public schools’ culture can be for Black students. Graduation is a tradition as well as a celebration. There are many public schools, traditional and non-traditional, that set dress codes for their graduation ceremonies. Dress codes that can become barriers for students who show up to graduation outside of…

Do We Want Teachers to Teach or Do Paperwork, That is the Question!?!

Are teachers really overwhelmed with teaching or the large amount of paperwork asked of teachers daily? I ask this question because if teachers are truly overwhelmed with the art of teaching, then we need to begin holding state teacher training programs accountable. Unfortunately, after COVID-19 I believe that teachers are tired of both. Teachers are given way too much paperwork…

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.…