Both my daughter and I would have liked to unsee the images and words contained in this world, called “Mate With Me”. Unfortunately, what’s done is done. The only positive from this experience, has been the conversations and learning we’ve embarked on as a family about Internet safety.
My “great idea” of bringing Black families together was not met with open arms by all staff at my daughters’ school. Despite some initial pushback, though, I’m starting to see positive change.
I interviewed my daughter and asked her, “What’s your experience with cussing and ‘inappropriate language’ at your school?” Here’s what she said.
As a former classroom teacher, I can tell you that teachers work for love of knowledge and love of our kids… and our families too! We all know teachers deserve to be paid more, and have more classroom resources and support. The least we can do is show our appreciation for all they do for our kids. Here are 7 ideas for making Teacher Appreciate Week a big hit for your school’s teachers.
Did you know you can use Siri to look up inappropriate pictures on the Web? I didn’t until I had a recent conversation about online safety with a friend. Here’s how to set restrictions on your iPhone or iPad to keep your kids safe.
There are lots of great things to do in San Francisco that are low or no cost. Here is are my favorite summer activities with kids.
Black History Month SFUSD: #BlackHistoryMatters! Happy Black History Month!!! By now your child should be sharing some of the some of the wonderful things they are learning about the amazing history and contributions of African Americans to American history and culture. For the first time, I think ever (!) my girls are reporting they are […]
Over the past several months, Black Families met in our Northside Black Families group to discuss ways to make our schools safe welcoming and supportive for Black children and families. After several conversations we agreed to team up, and meet directly with principals in our childrens’ schools. We also let our area superintendent know we […]
I am so proud of the White, Asian and Latinx educators throughout SFUSD who are taking the time this month to focus on Black achievements and culture. This simple act is one way we push back on hate. For the first time in I don’t know how long, my daughters’ school has planned schoolwide celebrations […]
I have recently been working with a group of Black families in neighborhood schools to ensure they have systems and structures in place to ensure they are safe and affirming for our kids. In an effort to support the work of SFUSD educators dedicated to equitable and inclusive schools, the following are helpful lessons, videos […]