When I registered for my masters program in 1998, I didn’t know how I was going to pay for it. I prayed for a miracle, and God showed up. Literally the day before classes were to begin, I received a call from the English Department offering funding for my studies in exchange for working inContinue reading “You Do Not Have to Journey Alone”
In “The Limitations of Teaching ‘Grit’ in the Classroom,” which is about education, trauma, and growth mindset, Aisha Sultan writes, “When asking the question of why some children succeed in school and others don’t, [Tyron C. Howard] said the educators and administrators tend to overestimate the power of the person and underestimate the power ofContinue reading “Don’t Despise the Day of Small Beginnings”
Check out the next episode of Real & Raw with Roshaunda where I discuss where I am currently in my education journey and where I’d like to go. Please comment below to share your education journey.
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”