I wish for every educator to engage in mindful, year-end reflections as a means to celebrate ourselves and acknowledge the small wins
Indeed I am, because we are . . . and during this meaningful and annual observance of #TeacherAppreciation #TeacherAppreciationWeek, I humbly salute those who paved the way for my educational career and for the opportunity to craft a life of my dreams. Asé
Perhaps it’s time to acknowledge that Black students comprising the disabled ranks in segregated, underfunded inner city schools, possess levels of, as yet undiagnosed genius and have been failed by a system intent on their mis-education.
Black people’s remarkable ability to withstand hostility filled classroom environments, in which White women wield the only degree of power this patriarchal society allows them to exercise.
Each of us have an obligation to ensure that literacy is not only our unique inheritance, but also our ‘gift’ to those we love and others less fortunate.