Tagged with Teaching

”Hood School

My daughter teaches kindergarten in an all black, very poor neighborhood in North Memphis. It takes a special kind of person to work there, someone who understands and is somewhat fluent in the culture. I’ll give you an example. One of her students called another student the “N” word. She is white, so she asked … Continue reading »

Why I Love Teaching (and Learning)

All humans love to learn, at least their brains do. Sometimes we get turned off by ridicule, failure, or boredom. Luckily for me, I had many inspired and inspiring teachers. I’ve come to realize that it is almost impossible to teach what you are not, so inspiration and enthusiasm belong in the process, making learning … Continue reading »

Good Brother

I had gotten a reprieve from my desk job after several months of captivity. The day was beautiful, sunny and warm, and poured in through the open sunroof. I drove along the Parkways, tree lined boulevards that at one time, along with the Mississippi River, were the city limits. Now they were a lovely drive … Continue reading »