By Erika Bembry, Guest Contributor I’ve heard the phrase going “all out” on numerous occasions. In fact, I have used it a time or two as a means of expressing, usually in an exaggerated way, the extent to which I have completed a task with or for the benefit of others. In the case of… Read more »
The importance of parent engagement
By Zakiya Moore, Guest Contributor Growing up I always knew I would be someone who would help connect people to some form of resource. However, I never knew it would be in counseling. My first choice was nursing, but I couldn’t take sticking people with needles and watching people get sick. I chose counseling because… Read more »
Developing Family Involvement into Engagement
By Cassy Roberson, Guest Contributor Family involvement and engagement should be a primary focus in any school. Our primary job is to serve our families and support children in their educational journey to becoming successful, self sufficient adults. But is that really all were doing? Someone who has spent anytime in a classroom in recent… Read more »
Are Urban Schools Rich?
By Latosha Rowley, Guest Contributor What does it mean to be a “rich” school in a “rich” community? Society’s focus on money and capitalism have caused people to think that a plethora of dollars for societal comforts makes a school and community rich. Sure, the rich school districts enjoy societal comforts because of financial contributions… Read more »
Art: The Language that Breaks Barriers
By Julia Barker, Guest Contributor At an alarming rate, we are seeing more and more of our schools across the nation remove the arts from our public school systems. The great benefits of art, such as promoting academic success and sharpening creativity skills remain, yet the arts programs are still being cut within schools. One… Read more »
Is it that we can’t hear them? Or that we don’t want to listen?
By Georard N. Mitchell, Guest Contributor As an educator, I find it imperative that we make an extra effort to meet the needs of students who don’t easily meld into the pot that is a public school education in America. Why an extra effort do you ask? Well, it’s because it seems as though our… Read more »
The Power to Get Things Done
By Kristyn Dingledy, Guest Contributor Schools are places known to get things done. Students learn how to read and perform math equations, professional developments are put into practice, parents are called at the end of a long day, and things get done. The lingering question to ask is if “the things getting done” are the… Read more »
Reciprocity in Trust: A Mutual Exchange
By Jibrea Perryman, Guest Contributor Trust is an abstract concept that most people believe is needed and a valuable asset. Being able to trust a partner or a partnership means that there is a sense of reliability; they believe in you and are confident in your abilities. There tends to be a sense of safety;… Read more »