Over the last three months, I have had an awakening that has transformed my teaching career in ways that I’ve never imagined. In December, I was invited by Jennie Magiera to participate in the Our Voice Academy (OVA). The purpose of this academy was to provide access, visibility and leadership to teachers of color on […]Read more "OVA and Techquity For All"
As I am walking through the Walmart parking lot, I am wearing a shirt that says #KidsDeserveIt.What does that exactly mean? As educators, we should know exactly what this means. This means that we do whatever it takes to help our students. Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to join […]Read more "Relationships Matter by Terence White"
As you have read through part 2, I hope you have a clearer understanding on why I have chosen a Phoenix to represent my life. For part 3 I will explain how I continued to rise from the ashes, but ran into a lot of challenges along the way. Once I started high school, my […]Read more "Why a Phoenix Part 3 by Terence White"
Part 1 was just an introduction of myself. Part 2 I am going to let you into a very personal part of my past. I believe it is important to share the delicate details of my past because it not only shapes who I am as a person today, but it’s also a tale […]Read more "Why a Phoenix Part 2 by Terence White"
“I can’t be a scientist. I’m black.” Rewind 10 years. August. Grade 7. Science. Room 111. 3rd block. Left side. 2 seats back. The sound waves of these quietly uttered words vibrating at nearly 343 m/s into my ears, and settling upon my heart with immeasurable weight. Sadness. For 2/3 of this child’s life, electromagnetic waves […]Read more "Unknown by Elizabeth White"
Is there a digital divide in our schools? This is an important question that has to be addressed by the leaders in school districts throughout the nation. Before we get into the importance of the digital divide in schools, what is the digital divide? A digital divide is the gap between different demographics and regions […]Read more "Digital Divide by Terence White"
Before I answer the title question, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Terence White and I teach 7th grade science in Aurora, IL. I am married to a science teacher who also teaches 7th grade. I have two kids named Elliott and Amelia and they are my inspiration for creating a better […]Read more "Why a Phoenix? By Terence White"