Tag: teachers

Teachers Need Autonomy and Flexibility to Build Innovation in Classrooms

Teacher autonomy isn’t something that I see many people advocating for in conversations on equity in education. However, it’s definitely a topic that warrants more in depth conversation if we plan on reducing the numbers of teachers not just leaving classrooms but leaving the profession each year.  The teacher crisis was happening before COVID-19!  It’s important to state and restate…

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…

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…

Georgia Public Schools Fail Black Students in the areas of Equity and Teacher Diversity.

The pandemic took down all the smoke, mirrors, and facades about how the education Black children have been receiving.  So here’s the deal. We’ve been talking about equity in public schools for Black children for far too long. The current system does not work, and we all know this.  We need a better education system. Period! Georgia teachers and students are…

Georgia May Have Saved The Nation But It Sure As Hell Ain’t Saving Its Teachers!

Recently, the alarming numbers of Georgia educators passing away due to COVID-19 is not only alarming but traumatizing. In the State of Georgia’s largest and most diverse school district, Gwinnett County Public Schools, the promises of equity, empowering and protecting all students just simply aren’t being lived up too. After the deaths of numerous teachers and educators in Georgia from…