As Black women, a lot of our power and perception comes from our crown, our hair. Unfortunately, we are scrutinized to a higher degree because we’re Black and female. While we have so many options (natural, faux locs, dreadlocks, perm, straight, weave/extensions, bald, braids, etc.), we tend to worry about how our hair affects us … Continue reading But What About Your Hair?!
Last week, I was talking to one of my friends about being a teacher. She asked me about the process of becoming a teacher. She doesn’t want to become a teacher, but she was curious because she used to think it was easy until she saw how much work I do. I tried to explain … Continue reading One Year Down, One More to Go
As much as I love my students, I know that they tend to be extremely lazy. Today, I checked the Lexile levels of each of my class periods. While each class has been increasing since August (almost 150+ Lexile level growth per class!!!), I noticed a pattern. The class period with the lowest class Lexile … Continue reading Tough Love in Seventh
Happy March! First of all, I love lipstick so much! I have multiple shades of red, burgundy, and pink. I even have a black and blue, but burgundies are my favorite. As a result, my poker face is on point! With a strong poker face comes a strong lipstick and eyebrow game. I have so many … Continue reading Beware the Lipstick
Up until recently, if anyone asked, I became a teacher because I loved helping people reach their full potential, but I teach English because words are my religion. I love my students with my whole heart. I may not enjoy the standardized tests, grading, late nights of planning, unlimited exhaustion, reply-all emails, parent conferences, … Continue reading Why I Teach