Are Geniuses Born or Made?

Salon discussion #5 The study of neuroscience and how the brain learns has fascinated me the most during my educational experience. There is still so much to “unveil” in this field that it remains an evolving mystery as to our brain’s complete functionality and capacity even today. Even scientists still don’t fully understand the complexitiesContinue reading “Are Geniuses Born or Made?”

Sacred Contracts

Salon Discussion #4 The parent/student/teacher education contract is sacred with each party needing the other to fulfill their assigned roles. Parents must respect and trUst the teachers to nurture, support, protect and challenge their child during their educational journey. Students must respect and trUst their teachers enough to participate during instruction within the educational indoctrinationContinue reading “Sacred Contracts”

Teachers Sailing Away …. to Calmer Waters

Salon Discussion #3 Why do teachers quit the profession? It is safe to say that there are a variety of reasons for teachers choosing to walk or sail away. Prior to 2020, there were nationwide teacher protests with educators marching for safer work conditions following the increase in mass school shootings and for better compensation.Continue reading “Teachers Sailing Away …. to Calmer Waters”

Education access ≠ a privilege in America but does it = educated?

Salon Discussion #1 In 2021, I raised a question asking what does it mean to be an “educated American”? More specifically, what should our students have acquired (purpose of education) after successfully participating in the American educational indoctrination system? To be completely transparent, I frankly did not know where to start to approach this profoundContinue reading “Education access ≠ a privilege in America but does it = educated?”

Virtual Insanity 

What does it mean to be an educated American? What should our students have acquired after successfully participating in the American educational indoctrination system? These are just a few of the questions I’ve pondered since schools reopened this Fall. I started this blogging journey discussing “why good teachers quit” in 2019 following my stint asContinue reading “Virtual Insanity “

Columbus&Indigenous People’s Day

Yesterday marked the U.S. holiday called Columbus Day which commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. School age children are taught about this famous explorer, Italian born Christopher Columbus, who set sail with a fleet of ships – – Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria  – – in route for Asia atContinue reading “Columbus&Indigenous People’s Day”

Welcome Back Ya’ll – Schools Reopen

Hooray!!! Hooray!! Schools have reopened across the United States of America. Students, parents and educators have all looked forward to this eventuality since they were forced to create a hybrid educational indoctrination system using both remote learning and in-person instruction in 2020. The reopening of schools is undeniably beneficial for all learners yet concerns stillContinue reading “Welcome Back Ya’ll – Schools Reopen”

Spelling Beez Champ Avoids The Trap

Zaila Avant-garde, a 14 year old girl from Louisiana, recently became the 93rd and first Black American winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. There was a another Black champion from Jamaica in 1998, Miss Jody-Anne Maxwell, however, the event has been historically dominated by Asians and other non-Black people of color. Zalia took homeContinue reading “Spelling Beez Champ Avoids The Trap”

CRT Not at Fault – RACISM IS TAUGHT

Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been a controversial topic of discussion in the news recently. Our politicians, academics, activists and civil-rights scholars are all engaging in a battle to define, promote or debunk this academic movement. For today’s post, I felt a need to address it after Caitlyn Jenner, candidate for California Governor, transgender andContinue reading “CRT Not at Fault – RACISM IS TAUGHT”