Self-Care and Wellness in Urban Schools (Part 1)

Hi Everyone, Today, I want to offer a reflection on a matter that I think is very important and this is the topic of health, self-care, and wellness in urban classrooms.  Now, let me first say, that this post will be part of a series in this blog because it is one that deserves serious…

Zero Tolerance, Classroom Management, Race, & the Discipline Gap

Peace Family, For this blog post, I want to discuss my thoughts on school discipline and classroom management within racial, schooling contexts. Today in a course that I teach, I showed my students Ava Duvernay’s documentary, 13th, in class.  This is a powerful film–one that analyzes mass incarceration in the U.S. within a socio-political context of…

Why ‘Protect the Melanin’?

We are experiencing a serious crisis in public education.  Many schools are being closed down and students are being bussed and shipped around their communities on a quarterly basis. It’s a problem that many students in urban schools don’t have access to proper nutrition and are served processed and sugary foods on a daily basis in the…