It’s Okay These Days to Discuss Incarceration in the U.S.

  It is not a beautiful sunset from the other side.   Mass incarceration affects all aspects of life and all life.  Families are fractured.  Children are broken.  State and federal prison programs are ineffective to non-existent.  People are taken into the system and treated as sub-human.  Re-entry systems are… Read more“It’s Okay These Days to Discuss Incarceration in the U.S.”

Your ACES Score and More from Dr. Nadine Burke Harris – The Bear

Now What?  You Have Your ACES or Your Child’s ACES Score now what? Briefly, according to Dr. Burke Harris, CEO Center for Youth Wellness, the higher your ACES score, the more likely are the chances are to developing chronic health diseases.  Dr. Burke Harris discussed the function of the brain and… Read more“Your ACES Score and More from Dr. Nadine Burke Harris – The Bear”

Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs: Do you know what it means?

Have you ever heard of Adverse Childhood Experience or Complex Trauma?  I only first learned several months ago that it was being studied at universities, Kaiser Permanente and the Center for Disease Control for several years.  It concerns me that this information has not been disseminated to providers and servicers of children,… Read more“Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs: Do you know what it means?”

New Orleans and its Schizophrenic School System

Well, my scheduled day (Sunday) to write and post my weekly blog did not evolve as I had planned.  I received several calls about the public (or lack thereof) schools in New Orleans and the U.S. Department of Education Section 504 Act for Free Appropriate Public Education for Students with… Read more“New Orleans and its Schizophrenic School System”

Suspensions and Expulsions: Effective or Not?

Suspensions generally are a result of students’ behaviors manifested as an act of deliberate defiance as in breaking school rules and/or policies. Suspensions are usually short-term of ten or less days and reinstatement is automatic. The school principal usually has the authority to render a short-term suspension. Procedures and processes vary… Read more“Suspensions and Expulsions: Effective or Not?”

Are you a Champion?

We all know there are some students who are a joy to teach.  Others, we prefer not to have in our classroom or even in our buildings.  The most critical aspect of these feelings is that, “the student” should never know how we ‘feel’. As educators we must teach, nurture,… Read more“Are you a Champion?”