What To Know About The Black Teacher In Your Building

Urban Education Mixtape

Months ago, the Education Trust released a report titled Through Our Eyes which detailed the experiences and feelings of Black teachers in American public schools. The revelations that Black teachers made in the report echoes many of the thoughts and feelings that I experienced while in the classroom. Most of my Black colleagues shared similar sentiments as I did and the teachers shared in this report. Much of the discussion surrounding Black teachers has to do with their importance, how to recruit more of them and how to retain more of them. I tend to focus on the last of those ideas because if you cannot keep Black teachers in the classroom, recruiting more of them really doesn?t matter and admitting their importance to students is lip service at best. According to a 2012-2013 National Center for Education Statistics report, the highest percentage of teachers who moved or left…

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The Planner Teacher

First off, HAPPY SUMMER!! I've officially ended my second year of teaching! (As a heads up, the blog post frequency may slow during the summer.) I think I was destined to be a teacher. I love personalized cups and mugs! Free t-shirts are my thing! I adore creating lists and bulletin boards! And office supplies are … Continue reading The Planner Teacher

Dangerous [Unmotivated] Minds

When I first decided to take the steps to becoming a teacher, I already knew that I wanted to work in an urban area. In Los Angeles, there are plenty of schools that fit that description. As a Black woman, I wanted to teach in a school where the demographics are often overlooked. Once the … Continue reading Dangerous [Unmotivated] Minds