Why Reconnecting with our Black Youth is Critical amid COVID-19: Educating the past, present & future

 From the poorest of countries to the richest of nations, education is the key to moving forward in any society. ~Nelson Mandela It is an extreme blessing from God that I can educate my son about the times in which we live. I can help him in managing the transition from “Brick -N- Mortal toContinue reading “Why Reconnecting with our Black Youth is Critical amid COVID-19: Educating the past, present & future”

CEO of Jerusalem: 5 EdTech Tips from Africa’s Modern-Day King Solomon

“People in markets find a way of getting down to the essentials of I have, you want; you have, I want.”― Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and SpeechesPlan All the Way to The End: PLAN ALL THE WAY TO THE END “The ending is everything , Plan all the way to it, taking into account all theContinue reading “CEO of Jerusalem: 5 EdTech Tips from Africa’s Modern-Day King Solomon”

The Psychology of Grit: Digging Deeper into the Education of Survival

In Black Psychology, grit represent this inner knowing, this spiritual depth that can only be exercised with powers outside of physical ability. It’s this underhanded grind that includes intelligence, perseverance, motivation, effort, and the passion to see the long game manifest itself in a new reality for the community. It’s this powerful force that cause’sContinue reading “The Psychology of Grit: Digging Deeper into the Education of Survival”

The RE-IMAGINED Door of No Return: Re-educating these Open Voyages and; Forthcoming Prodigies

“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history ~ Carter G. Woodson My People perish for the lack of knowledge ~Hosea: 4:6 From the very first time I became aware of the jarring realities of the African American flight toContinue reading “The RE-IMAGINED Door of No Return: Re-educating these Open Voyages and; Forthcoming Prodigies”

Rethinking the Cohort of Black Education: The Shift towards an Educationist Approach to Teaching

Melanin has never been enslaved. It Is doing what it has always done since the beginning of creation itself. ~Dr. Naim Akbar As a lifelong learner and staunch advocate for education for the last twenty years I am beginning to see a new paradigm emerge with regards to education as a profession. I will beContinue reading “Rethinking the Cohort of Black Education: The Shift towards an Educationist Approach to Teaching”

The Spiritual & Moral Crisis of Education: A thesis of the Soul

All Real Education is the Architect of the Soul ` William Bennett The greatest tragedy in America is the deconstruction and misappropriation of knowledge that provides fragile black minds with historical clarity and understanding of their lineage and place in world affairs. To isolate a young mind from such truth immediately cripples and his rendersContinue reading “The Spiritual & Moral Crisis of Education: A thesis of the Soul”

4 Concepts that will facilitate Student Learning in 2020

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. –Margaret Mead Power Concept: There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process ofContinue reading “4 Concepts that will facilitate Student Learning in 2020”

Dispelling the Myth: Black Boys are not troublesome, inadequate & intellectually challenged but “GIFTED”

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors. ~ Maya Angelou In the third grade I experienced one of the most unsettling experiences in my life. I got held back deceptively forContinue reading “Dispelling the Myth: Black Boys are not troublesome, inadequate & intellectually challenged but “GIFTED””

Disruptive Dissolution: Commentary on the Re-imagined Achievement Gap Narrative.

Kentucky Education is in a state of despair, sinking back into time, in a slow plutonian death looking to become reborn. Hidden Agendas are being exposed and brought to the surface as the shackles must be broken through creative destruction.  ~Anonymous With all the buzz surrounding the Achievement Gaps in the state of Kentucky, andContinue reading “Disruptive Dissolution: Commentary on the Re-imagined Achievement Gap Narrative.”

Commentary on Dr. John Henrik Clarke’s thoughts on Public Education

The public school system is not an educational institution. You must distinguish between education and training. You can train a dog, you can train a seal, but once the dog learns how to think he will bite you and get away. But, if you train him to jump through loops, he will jump through loops.Continue reading “Commentary on Dr. John Henrik Clarke’s thoughts on Public Education”