When it comes to decreasing the dropout rate, some kids just need a hefty dose of "Mama."
What could cause a teacher who was in love with the profession quit in the prime of her career?
My famous friend, TV producer Paula Yoo, helped me revolutionize my writing instruction. Every teacher needs a friend who inspires him to keep dreaming, keep pushing, and keep evolving into a force that will one day flip the field of education right side up.
After finally lashing back at an insolent parent, I realize why its important for me, the teacher, to apologize first—and never go there again.
With the Warriors Boys Book Club now over, but I'll be analyzing the results from this experiment for at least the next four years.
A great lesson in my boys club goes terrible wrong. This is what I learned and what I hope the boys learned, too.
If Brown was supposed to desegregate schools, why didn't I ever get to see the benefit? Two words: white flight.
After just two weeks, Nine out of the ten students in my Warriors Boys Book Club are achieving new-found success. Rewards, footage of Kevin Durant, and a book about middle school students torturing their teacher are yielding strong results.
The National Day of Prayer falls on every first Thursday in May, and tomorrow I will lead the prayer for education at a prayer breakfast in downtown Chicago. While I'm honored to have been asked, this role comes with great responsibility.
A follow-up to my first blog about my Reading Warriors all-boys book club, I update readers on how the first day went. I want to help ten hard-to-reach Latino boys how be successful students, but this project is turning out to be much more interesting than I expected.