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“Ms. Thang, Will You Read the Next Section?”: A Teacher Learns How to Motivate Students

(Glenn Mason is a former CPA who spent over 25 years in a variety of roles in corporate America. He is presently a New York City public high school teacher. This is in his twelfth academic year in his newfound career.) “Sorry,  come on up to the board and solve the next equation,” Mr. Edwards… Continue reading “Ms. Thang, Will You Read the Next Section?”: A Teacher Learns How to Motivate Students

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Classroom Collaboration Turned Catastrophe

I overheard a student in the high school talking on and on about a love triangle between her, her current boyfriend, and her ex-boyfriend. I couldn’t help but stop, introduce myself, and advise her, no matter what, to remain honest and classy because a damaged reputation can sometimes be irreparable. She and her friends were… Continue reading Classroom Collaboration Turned Catastrophe

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The Ugly Face of Teacher Racial Bias

I just finished watching the now infamous video of a white teacher in Baltimore calling her students “idiots” and asking if they want to grow up to be “broke-a**  n***ers.”  The footage is very disturbing and extremely upsetting.  But I’m not surprised this happened.   This isn’t the first time I’ve heard Black children either spoken… Continue reading The Ugly Face of Teacher Racial Bias