Feedback With a Purpose

I spent about two hours writing feedback to my students on their paragraph writing. The next day in class I provided time for them to review the feedback, rewrite their paragraphs and resubmit their work for grading. When I went home that night to look over their work I saw minimal improvements. My students don’t…

It’s About Time I Wake Up

I remember that time I quit. I just quit. I wrote my two weeks notice and just quit. I was over being underpaid at my job and although I had no backup plan, I said fuck it. This was the job of my dreams, or so I thought. It turned out to be a toxic…

They Stopped Me

They stopped me. I walked into my colleagues office first thing in the morning just to role play. It’s crazy how I’m 7 years into my profession and I have to role play because as a black woman from the South Bronx, I may come across as too forward, ghetto or as the ANGRY BLACK…