The vast majority of children of color will go through their entire educational career without having a teacher who looks like them. The United States’ educational landscape will benefit from an increase of racial diversity and cultural competence.
Society projects an idea that once you go to college jobs come easy and that life itself is easy. College graduates seek jobs in their career field and find themselves at a dead end.
Teaching isn’t easy by any means and I learned that first hand. I wanted to make an impact in the lives of students, especially those who look like me. I’ve narrowed down my first year in the classroom to six key takeaways.
For as long as we have been on this continent, Black bodies have been policed. How we look, how we talk, how we dress…
Life after college has been a journey and one hell of a learning process. A very humbling one at that.
Being a first generation college student and graduate, nobody ever truly prepared me for college life.