Last week I wrote about how I’m envisioning the US education system differently, and I said I would come back to some of the ideas and flesh them out. So here goes. I wrote the following last week: “In what I’m envisioning, librarians, resource center directors, community liaisons, school psychologists/coaches, and teachers would be theContinue reading “Educators and Coaches Need Support to Achieve Their Own Dreams”
Check out the next episode of Real & Raw with Roshaunda where I discuss racism and equality in my high school experience. Please comment below to share your school struggles with this topic.
I spend a lot of time thinking about the US educational system. I’ve been mulling over some ideas since this summer and never could come up with the right way and the best time to present them to you. So what I decided is to just put out the grand scope of what I’m thinking,Continue reading “A Different Vision for US Education”
Check out the next episode of Real & Raw with Roshaunda where I discuss parents choosing the best school options for their families. Please comment below to share your pandemic school struggles.
I’ve literally been the last person on a plane. I’ve heard, “Paging Passenger Roshaunda Cade” as I ran all the way through DFW to reach my gate and breathlessly begged to be let on the plane just as the attendant began shutting the door to the tarmac. I panted my way onto the plane, threwContinue reading “Being First”
Teachers go to work every day, not school. Teachers are content specialists, like most people in their jobs. Whatever their subject areas are, teachers know them well enough not only to teach them, but to make split-second adjustments as they go. Teachers are also managers, dealing with hundreds of humans in various contexts in theContinue reading “Teachers are Professionals”
I desperately believe that every child deserves to have the chance to attend a high quality, free, public neighborhood school. And I believe I’m called to help that be a reality for more children than currently enjoy that right. Having access to such an education is a right, not a privilege. Whether families send theirContinue reading “Mini Manifesto”
I spend a lot of time reimagining education. I love education and have been blessed with an amazing one, but as a system, education can be better. By better, I don’t mean test scores and numbers (although those have their place). By better, I mean education can better serve its learners, educators, and communities. IContinue reading “Reimagining Education”
Our first house wasn’t in the nicest neighborhood. We had frequent gang activity, with the main gang hangout just a few doors up the street. Most residents rented their homes, and most homes (including ours) suffered from delayed maintenance. We loved our neighborhood, though, and did what we could to help it thrive. One dayContinue reading “New Habit Accountability and City Hall”
Dear Educators, The anxiety and frustration and uncertainty of our current times are immense. What do you need right now to care for yourself? To thrive and be your best self? I’m hoping I can help. Educators don’t have enough people worried about them and how they can thrive and learn and explore and createContinue reading “What do Educators Need to Flourish?”