• Teaching Urban Social Sponsored By Common Curriculum

    TUC Lesson Plan Potluck Social provides an opportunity for educators to connect and share their best teaching strategies and lesson plans. We strongly encourage participation in the potluck. Participants will gain access to a drive that includes all materials shared at our social This event is for you if you work at a school in an urban area (we welcome teachers, mentors, counselors, social workers and teacher aides) are looking for great lesson plan ideas or would like to share your own want to build a network of support Each attendee will receive a trial subscription to a online lesson planner making your lesson planning more convenient , thanks to our…

  • Living My Best Life

    This morning I woke up and thanked God. The immediate thought I had following was that I need to get baptized. I don’t know why I came to that conclusion. I thought to myself, here I go, my mind is always doing the most, but as I made my morning tea, I wondered why shouldn’t I. For so long, I have avoided attending church. As I have shared in my previous posts, I was a child who attended church every Sunday with my family. Raised in the Catholic faith, I was christened, had my First Communion and Confirmation all by the age of 13. Growing up, I would attend church…

  • Karma is My Best Friend

    6:10 am "You are the product of the karma of your soul." -the Seat of the Soul We live to experience life. We go through experiences so that we can learn from them and grow into the person we are destined to be.

  • Teaching Urban Self-Care Challenge

    Subscribe now to receive your Teaching Urban Cafe Three Week Self-Care Challenge. The first 100 people to subscribe will be eligible to receive a free action plan to support their self-care goals. Please note: To receive a free Teaching Urban Cafe Action Plan a teacher survey must be submitted by July 31st. Challenge begins Monday, August 5th, 2019

  • Happy Mother’s Day Mommy…My thoughts

    I’ve always wondered how my mom’s life changed so drastically. We were raised in the church. My mom prayed with us at least twice a day and attend ed church a few times a week. When I would bring my problems to her she would respond with a scripture. I recall her finally having a Facebook account and commenting with prayers on my friends posts whenever they shared a problem or triumph. I was embarrassed to say the least. I would think of asking her to stop but never had the courage to do so. When she told me of some of her experiences while growing up, I wouldn’t believe…

  • Some Things Should Be Unchanging

    “Embrace change”. That’s what I’ve been told time and time again. If I don’t,  I won’t make it very far in today’s world. Last week I spent time assisting a new friend with some decluttering. While I was helping sort through stuff from toys to even seasonings, I was constantly faced with memories of my childhood. I smiled each time because those memories of my childhood included my mother. As much as I try decluttering my life, 3/11 is the anniversary of my mother passing and I keep “stuff” around including old habits and practices because I enjoy being reminded of her. Although I don’t visit regularly anymore following the…

  • I am Art

    I have yet to master the Art of Self-care. Yes, I identify it as Art because each of us are so different in many ways and our challenge is to be creative in defining  and mastering those skills of self-care to best fit our own needs. We create our lives through trial and error. I myself reflect heavily on my life every opportunity and I am always looking for ways to improve. I must say, there are times I don’t recognize that there is an issue until it’s brought to my attention. Making it another item to introduce to my needs improvement list. I am always working to create  a…