Cultural Responsibility in Instruction

A culturally responsive educator has to be someone who knows themselves. To know thy self is power! Know your culture, your background and information about yourself before you begin to learn from and teach others. This person is also one who is able to identify, acknowledge and accept cultural differences, similarities, and characteristics that can…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie brings up something important: Africa is not the Africa that is bound within the limitation of news and how it portrays it. Africa is not the narrow view through that very controlled and malleable lens. People in Africa do not enjoy corruption. They are people who want development and technology for…

If and Only if.

Who are we? What are we? Why are we? When are we? How are we? IFF we are. There are as many questions the inquisitive want to ask as there are many things that are out of comprehension’s reach. There is much science cannot explain as there is much intuition cannot fathom. The edge of…

We are not WHITE.

Why are we being lumped into “WHITE” in the United States? Why is there White, Black, Asian or Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Multiracial, and Hispanic but no Samaritans (not only Israeli – it is more properly a regional background term) or Middle Eastern (Including North African by regional definition – I have…

Why are there locks on preschool doors, anyway?

This is a response for: My Son Got Kicked Out of Preschool Dear Charlotte Hilton Andersen, I’m sorry that our preschool system is too paranoid and unstable and that your son is one of those many who had to suffer it without even understanding that he did something wrong. In fact, I bet he still…

Is University Universal?

Choosing to go to university is like choosing where to build a parking garage. #soutessahara Is university truly necessary for everyone? Is it a measure of a man? Sometimes – it depends on personal goals, expectations and potential. Let’s get real… not everyone is benefiting from that $20,000+ degree. To decide if university/college level education…

Underpaying Teachers is the New Blue

To a Master teacher who teaches all levels, including university (undergraduate as well as graduate/professional school) level students. This is embarrassing. Why are teachers so underrated? Education is very valuable and businesses are making a muck out of it. In fact, they should be embarrassed that they’re offering that little to someone who will make…

The Right Thing to do?

Sometimes doing the right thing is the most painful thing to do. #soutessahara Sometimes doing the right thing is the most painful thing to do. I have spend months respecting the wishes of parents over my health, love and education. And for what? My ultimate destruction as a person. I am an echo of what…

You are the disappointment you call your child.

You are the disappointment you call your child. #soutessahara Just because your child is not the doctor you wanted them to be, that doesn’t mean that they are a disappointment. Just because your child is not the best athlete in the world, that doesn’t mean that they are a disappointment. Just because your child did not…