Black Teacher Chronicles

7 Reasons to Subscribe to Black Teacher Chronicles

1) Black Space: A space where Black educators can be our full authentic selves.
2) Glory stories: Our classrooms aren't battlefields, they're sanctuaries so we share our triumphs and our challenges openly.
3) Super human, not super hero: We're not "saving" our children or helping them "make it out". We're helping them make it in, to seeing, exploring, and actualizing their best selves.
4) Bridge builders: Perhaps if white teachers can understand our perspectives they'll be better equipped to understand and serve our children.
5) Replenishing the ranks: The collective wisdom and experience shared here is meant to keep more Black teachers in the field and recruit others to join our noble profession.
6) Research based. Through story telling, we share best practices and the subsequent research.
7) Faith filled: We recognize the anointing of our calling.

3 Reasons to Blog for Black Teacher Chronicles:

1) Share your story.
2) Connect with Black teachers across the globe.
3) A complimentary signed copy of ALWAYS WANT MORE.

Criteria: 500-1500 words of a first hand experience you've had as an educator. You can write anonymously if you like. To submit a blog, email

July 24, 2016

Black Male Achievement: Teaching through Trauma

Tomika Brown is a college friend and a wonderful educator. Over ten years after graduation, her humor stuck with me so much that I reached out […]
July 17, 2016

My Teacher Taught me that Students Do Not Fail

Guiding Question: What is the most important lesson for every educator to embrace?Please comment below to share your response. My Teacher Taught me that Students Do […]
July 8, 2016

Black Teacher Matters

Guiding Question: What are the priorities of Black teachers? How do they differ from those of white teachers? Please comment below the blog with your response. […]
July 3, 2016

Urban Education Programs: Show Me the Money

Warm-Up Question: How much should education consultants and administrators be paid? Comment below this blog with your answer. = “Cash rules everything around me, cream get […]
June 19, 2016

My Code of Conduct Timeline/Testimony

On Thursday, the Rochester City School District’s Board of Education unanimously passed a new code of conduct, a progressive step towards establishing a more positive culture […]