#BlackGirlMagic

“Just because we are magic does not mean we’re not real.”–Jesse Williams My week began with a female student of…

“The Plug”

Student: “Miss–you The Plug.” Me: “If people can’t see that by now, I don’t know what to tell them.” Student:…

“For My Would-Be Older Brother”

Our government is currently making decisions that will drastically affect lives for undocumented citizens appropriately called “Dreamers”.  Many Dreamers are…

Double Consciousness

This week, in an after school discussion, two students and I had the best chat about the divided or “double-consciousness”…

Intentions

So it’s officially two weeks since I’ve been on winter break.  I’ve caught up on sleep, done some damage to…

On Reading…and Grading

When I think about reading, a lot of positive emotions fill my head, and my heart.  I grew up in…

Her name is Azeb

A little more than a year ago, I decided not to go to Starbucks anymore.  It was partially because I…

Wired to Love

I believe children are wired to love. Today I sat in a training that focused primarily on developing relationships and…