A Candid Conversation with my Black son…Part 1…I FEAR, YOU Probably Fear…For Them…

I hurt for my son some days.  He is tall.  He receives the same question all of the time:  Do you play basketball? I hate that....A LOT.  He does, but no one ever seems to ask or discuss his academics.  He is quite intelligent.  He is an entrepreneur (offrtm.com).  He is a good-hearted person.   … Continue reading A Candid Conversation with my Black son…Part 1…I FEAR, YOU Probably Fear…For Them…

That one time I yelled…and “humiliated” a student…

Once upon a time I had a former colleague that was caught having sexual relations with a student. https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/i-am-feeling-pain-in-my-life-teacher-pleads-guilty/article_0230a832-0bcb-52c7-a311-980782ac84c1.amp.html She persuaded his mom to allow her to tutor him. He was behind in his academics. She served two years. I have watched many of my Black boys fall behind. I saw this with my own … Continue reading That one time I yelled…and “humiliated” a student…

Music speaks to our soul…Meet Mr. Robinson

“Where words fail, music speaks.” There are many reasons why this quote resonates with many. Music drives our lives. Music brings people together in all instances. I don't think we can live without music. One of my all time favorite concerts was JayZ and Kanye. They were extremely late that night, but I don't even … Continue reading Music speaks to our soul…Meet Mr. Robinson

My Biggest Accomplishment was being terminated…after I resigned about two months ago…

I submitted my resignation a few months ago. I was told that it would not be accepted. The comment that was made (I'm paraphrasing now ) is if you leave what will happen when you experience [racism] elsewhere. I made every attempt to resolve the issue; including trying to get mediation.....but There is a story … Continue reading My Biggest Accomplishment was being terminated…after I resigned about two months ago…

A letter to one of my many sons…

As educators we take on so many things. We learn how to multi task; grading papers, sending emails, disciplining that student that is on their cell phone 📲 (🙄🤔),hugging that student that you notice is having a bad, while making mental notes to contact parents, review that email that came through, and of course remembering … Continue reading A letter to one of my many sons…