Take Your Game Face Off

Be Authentic

When students enter our spaces, we must be mindful that some of them may feel as if there is no reason to smile. ...

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Getting My Students to Show Up and Show Out Required These 4 Things

Be Authentic

Why are they not submitting assignments? Why are they? Why are they? Why are THEY?...

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We Need All Hands On Deck

Vision

“We might be in the same storm, but we are not in the same boat. While some are cruising through this pandemic-storm on a cruise liner, others are deep in the waters and holding on to a...

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Recognizing Culturally Responsive School Leaders

Vision

I have a friend who is a high school principal in the DFW area. Often when we talk, I will always ask him, “How are the Black students?” I am never ashamed of asking campus leaders how a...

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The REAL LOVE That Our Hearts Need

Overcome Obstacles

Every week, I look at my rosters, and I think about the ONEs I need to go after. Who are the ones that are not logging in? How can I go after them? Who are the ones not completing assignments? How...

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The Hard Topics

Engage Students

I remember it was my third year teaching and I had just received my Master’s Degree in Sociology with an emphasis on race studies. I was tasked with teaching Dual Credit Sociology to high...

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You Are Safe Here

Respect

What we choose to ignore speaks volumes about who we are and what students can expect from us. ...

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The Importance of Teaching Our Kids about Financial Literacy

Consider Their Future

A.K.A. Why Should You Teach Your Kid How to Manage Their Money and a Few Tips on Getting Started. “The Old Saying” Remember the old saying, “What they don’t know won’t hurt...

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I’m Fighting To The Very End

Learning Environment

With the news of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I woke up this morning reflecting what she was to our country and how she used her platform and position to advocate for...

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Have We Counted the Cost?

Consider Their Future

When you decided to get into teaching, you did it for several reasons. Most teachers joined the profession because we have a passion for educating and reaching students. We want to change the world...

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Just Ask

Engage Students

..And yet, one of the worst things a teacher can do, and one that is not entirely uncommon, is to ignore the culture of their students. ...

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