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School administrators can reduce student disciplinary infractions by using the left-hand column professional development activity during disciplinary hearings. Many disciplinary hearings result in consequences for the students without providing professional development that will reduce the reoccurring resistant behavior. Reducing the resistant behavior decreases student suspension rates which impacts standardized test scores, student attendance, and student graduation rates. In many instances, differences in values and beliefs lead to disciplinary infractions. The left-hand column activity provides an opportunity to evaluate student thinking and the dialogue that corresponds to involvement in disciplinary infractions. Businesses and educational organizations have successfully used the left-hand column professional development activity which Argyris and Schon developed in 1974. Frequently, classroom disruptions result from the dialogue between teachers and students or students and students. During the dialogue each participant is involved in a thought process. If the thought process is refined, then the dialogue between the participants will not lead to disciplinary infractions. School administrators must provide students with professional development by using the left-hand column activity (Figure 1). Student involvement in this activity can reduce reoccurring disciplinary infractions as well as providing school leadership an opportunity to evaluate the student’s values and beliefs which could determine future educational strategies ...
Father’s Day gift giving plays is an important process for your dad. Dads play an especially important role in the family. They are called upon to lead by example, to be loving and compassionate fathers, and to teach their children wrong from right. Fathers are also responsible for protecting their family. A quote, attributed to British politician Edmund Burke, is “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Therefore, when evil invades a man’s life and marriage, his children’s lives, his work, and his community, the easiest thing for him to do is nothing. Evil has invaded the family in many ways. Recent deaths have highlighted the tragedy that many dads face. Wikipedia reports that since 2014, there have been 36 unarmed Black men have been killed by police. Black men face challenges in other areas too. The Brookings Institute reports that Black men face challenges in education upward mobility, earnings, labor force participation, unemployment during the Covid-19 pandemic, life expectancy, Covid-19 deaths, and incarceration. The challenges that Black men face are related to racism. Racism is transferring death from one race to another. A great way to help support dads on Father’s Day is ...
civil right movement symbol
Did you know that the first civil right movement symbol was the a mass protest against racial segregation and discrimination in the southern United States. This movement was rooted in the centuries-long efforts of enslaved Africans and their descendants to resist racial oppression and abolish the institution of slavery. The civil rights movement came to national prominence in the United States during the mid-1950s and continued to challenge racial segregation. Many organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), headed by Martin Luther King, Jr., the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), arranged nonviolent demonstrations to call attention to specific inequalities and injustices while individuals also demonstrated against unjust laws independently. Whenever there is a mass demonstration, there are also civil right movement symbols attached to demonstrations. Some of those symbols included the slogan: Right On! United We Shall Overcome Black Power We Want Black Power Black is Beautiful Black Lives Matter Stokely Carmichael, who later changed his name to Kwame Ture, is credited with introducing the “Black Power” slogan to the 1960s movement when he raised it as a chant at a 1966 march in Mississippi. The Black Power Movement was ignited after the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X, coupled along with the urban riots of 1964 and 1965. ...
Remote Learning
Recent legislation has left Black parents feeling powerless as several States implement processes for retaining Black students who fail remote learning instruction. It appears that the legislation is one-sided towards penalizing students for the educational complications associated with COVID-19. Since the educational process involves the student and teacher, teachers need to be held to the same level of accountability for schools that retain Black students who fail remote learning instruction. The educational process hinges on the interaction between a teacher and students. Teachers are the purveyors of knowledge while students are the recipients. The remote learning process can hinder both the teacher and the students. The remote learning process is a special hindrance on Black students. Teaching Black students requires creating a culturally compatible classroom that concentrates on developing motivation rather than classroom discipline and management techniques and the teaching process of handling material as well as content (Shade, 1997). Furthermore, the highly regimented and formalized school setting is diametrically opposed to Black students’ learning experiences (Gay & Abrahams, 1972). Remote learning is not only highly regimented as well not culturally compatible for Black students. Students are expected to attend online classes that approximate a traditional school day, with consecutive periods ...
THE RACCELERATE PHENOMENON
How was the Raccelerate Formula developed? In a recent article, California's school suspensions show racial disparity, disciplinary data was used to determine which schools needed additional diversity training. After evaluating the data, is was determined that the process was flawed because it uses quantity as the basic measure to determine the potential racism in the school. It appears from the article that schools that had more than 200 recorded incidents were classified as racist and were provided the additional training. Using this as a threshold, thirty-two schools qualified for the additional diversity training. The problem with using this type of evaluation is that some schools that were in need of additional training, according to their standards, were not provided the services because they did not meet the required 200 minimum disciplinary infractions. For example, Wheatland Union High School had 144 suspensions for 738 students. For this school the suspension rate was 15.45%. This is well above the national average of 7%. Another school that would have benefited from the additional training is Colfax Elementary. This school had 41 suspensions for 582 students. For this school the suspension rate was 7.04%. Additionally, there were 27% of the schools that were above the ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5pB0YB9Lo0 School uniforms have implications that reached far beyond its intended results. It has been reported that it's usage promotes learning and refocuses students’ attention on academics, creates a positive learning environment that increases student achievement and promotes compliance with educational goals and increases student self-esteem. However, school uniforms need to be banned because they contribute to institutionalized racism. School uniforms are believed to be a practice which dates to the 16th century in the United Kingdom. It is believed that the Christ Hospital School in London in 1552 was the first school to use a school uniform. The earliest documented proof of institutionalized use of a standard academic dress dates back to 1222 when the then Archbishop of Canterbury ordered the wearing of the cappa clausa about 800 years ago.  The cappa clausa, or close cope, is a cope or cape sewn up in front for common outdoor use. Wearing these types of school uniforms appear to have an association with individual belief systems. In the United States, the movement towards using uniforms in public schools began when Bill Clinton addressed it in the 1996 State of the Union. During the state of union address he stated that "If it ...
Quarantine Racism
The factors that that have permeated the #Blacklivesmatter and #StopAsianHate have two different discrimination foundations. Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. The discrimination factors for the #Blacklivesmatter movement are historical while the #StopAsianHate factors are unfounded according to the tenets set forth by government standards. The #StopAsianHate movement should consider an act enacted by government standards known as the 80% rule. The 80% test was originally framed by a panel of 32 professionals (called the Technical Advisory Committee on Testing, or TACT) assembled by the State of California Fair Employment Practice Commission (FEPC) in 1971, which published the State of California Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures in October, 1972. This was the first official government document that listed the 80% test in the context of adverse impact, and was later codified in the 1978 Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, a document used by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Labor, and Department of Justice in Title VII enforcement. Originally, the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures provided a simple "80 percent" rule for determining that a company's selection ...
Now one can blame the authors of the #stopasianhate movement for hijacking the #blacklivesmatter movement by demonstrations related to the recent Atlanta Georgia shootings. It is a well-known fact that the longevity of the #stopasianhate movement pales in comparison to the #blacklivesmatter movement. The #stopasianhate authors have elected to voice their opposition through recent demonstrations and political jockeying that are consistent with the long history of civil rights in this nation resulting in both the #defendblacklife and #blacklivesmatter movements. According to Asian American for Equality, the efforts for “freedom” began in the streets of Chinatown in 1974. Moved to action by a developer who refused to hire Asian workers for the massive Confucius Plaza construction project, local activists raised their voices, staged months of protests and finally prevailed. In so doing, they created a powerful grassroots movement that has endured for four decades. Since that demonstration, Asians have benefited educationally, economically, politically, and by an increase in wealth through the establishment of businesses for which the Black community has not had the benefit. The Black community has a long history of success for which the #StopAsianHate movement is hijacking from the #blacklivesmatter movement. The first African American movement that is consistent ...
Asian American Hatred
Asian Americans are reporting that hatred from other races continues to rise since the COVID-19 pandemic. With the recent killings of Asians in Atlanta, there has been a great outcry for additional support. The reality is that Asian Americans have historically benefited in the areas of income, poverty, unemployment, and education. In 2018 annual median income of Asian Americans reached $87,194, which is 38% greater than the national median income of $63,179. The 2018 annual median income for whites is $70, 642. The 2018 annual median income for Hispanics is $51,450. The 2018 annual median income for Blacks is $41,361. Analyzing the statics can make one nauseous knowing that Asian Americans are crying racism while outdistancing all races in the category of income. There is a direct correlation between income and poverty for which Asian Americans benefit. Income is the gauge that is used to determine the well-being of an individual in the United states. People in poverty go hungry, die prematurely, live insecure and precarious lives, suffer from the lack of education, and fail to achieve their full potential in life. Races who have high levels of poverty tend to get worse over time. This is not the case for ...
anti-racist teachers
Developing anti-racist teachers has become the focal point in the San Diego Public School District. The district hopes to eliminate the stigma associated with racism in schools by providing professional development which results in classrooms that are better fitted for historically underserved students. The challenge with the anti-racism training need to focus on collective difference that permeate the need for an anti-racist teacher. For schools to develop into an anti-racist teacher they must embrace anti-racism. According to Wikipedia, anti-racism is a form of action against racism and the systemic racism and the oppression of marginalized groups. Being antiracist is based on the conscious efforts and actions to provide equitable opportunities for all people on an individual and systemic level. People can act against racism by acknowledging personal privileges, confronting acts of racial discrimination, and working to change personal racial biases.  The best way to teach teachers to become anti-racist and academically benefit historically underserved students is for the teachers to make plans to eliminate systemic classroom racism. Eliminating systemic classroom racism will require that the teacher advocate anti-racism as it pertains to the teacher, students, curriculum, discipline, and the structure of the classroom. This can completely disrupt the educational process that is designed to have some ...
Greetings! With the spread of Racism in our country, establishment views were questioned when applied to historically underserved peoples. After the discovery of the New World, many of the clergies sent to the New World were educated in the new humane values of the Renaissance. Racial discrimination is recognized as a key social determinant of health and driver of racial/ethnic health inequities. Studies have shown that people exposed to racism have poorer health outcomes (particularly for mental health), alongside both reduced access to health care and poorer patient experiences. Most of these studies have used cross-sectional designs: this prospective cohort study (drawing on critical approaches to health research) should provide substantially stronger causal evidence regarding the impact of racism on subsequent health and health care outcomes. Sports and games keep us healthy and fit. Sports are a useful means of entertainment, physical activity, energy, and strength. Sports slogans are a great tool for motivation. Football is said to have the power to bring people together, regardless of their age, race, gender, culture, or nationality. With the help of the National Football League (NFL), we have a huge opportunity in hand to educate and communicate the people around us regarding the harms of racism ...
Greetings! With the spread of Racism in our country, establishment views were questioned when applied to historically underserved peoples. After the discovery of the New World, many of the clergies sent to the New World were educated in the new humane values of the Renaissance. Racial discrimination is recognized as a key social determinant of health and driver of racial/ethnic health inequities. Studies have shown that people exposed to racism have poorer health outcomes (particularly for mental health), alongside both reduced access to health care and poorer patient experiences. Most of these studies have used cross-sectional designs: this prospective cohort study (drawing on critical approaches to health research) should provide substantially stronger causal evidence regarding the impact of racism on subsequent health and health care outcomes. Sports and games keep us healthy and fit. Sports are a useful means of entertainment, physical activity, energy, and strength. Sports slogans are a great tool for motivation. Basketball is said to have the power to bring people together, regardless of their age, race, gender, culture, or nationality. With the help of the National Basketball Association (NBA), we have a huge opportunity in hand to educate and communicate the people around us regarding the harms of racism and ...
How to quarantine racism in schools? https://youtu.be/WyPn0jXN25U Quarantine racism in schools is the only option that will close the achievement gap, eliminate disproportionate discipline, and create citizens that no longer embrace the detrimental actions that become detrimental to other persons due to their race.  No longer can we just sit back and talk about or continue to create programming for teachers and administrators that has minimal results. We must quarantine racism in schools before a student graduates’ high school and ventures into adulthood as a racist. Quarantine racism in schools means to restrict the movement of racism at each grade level. For example, when a student enters fifth grade there are certain elements of racism within that class and classroom structure. Before the student is promoted to the sixth grade, all elements associated with racism should be eliminated and therefore resulting in the quarantine of racism in schools. However, we know that past efforts to quarantine racism in schools has faltered. Statistics reveal that Black and Hispanic students continue to face school discipline and academic atrocities. For example, past studies report that: Black students account for 18 percent of the country’s pre-K enrollment, while accounting for 48 percent of preschoolers with multiple out-of-school ...

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