Tag: #SEL #trauma #socialemotional #blackboys

Requiring Students to Walk in Straight Lines; A Punitive Measure or Effective Management?

Recently in a teacher training the topic of walking in straight lines came up during the discussion about classroom management. I was very surprised at the responses. Traditionally, teachers have been champions of having children walk in a straight line. “We’ve been under a long impression of tradition and knowledge of what works with “managing” children,” says one veteran teacher…

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…