Thursday, November 11, 2021

Black Student Success: Creating A Safe, Creative, and Inclusive Learning Environment Online and Offline

 


Many of our Black students are 1st generation college students like myself. Many of our Black students usually experience imposter syndrome when they get to college because many don't feel like they belong or can achieve the unthinkable. As Educators, whether at a PWI or HBCU, asynchronous or synchronous classes, we have to create a safe, welcoming, nurturing, inclusive, and creative learning environment to help our students thrive. Many of our students deal with systemic racism, become breadwinners and caregivers, and are saddled with other issues early. Our classroom might be the only place where they are seen, heard, or valued.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Progression of FLYness

The progression of Flyness! I knew that going away to college 20 years ago would take discipline, leadership, Flyness, and determination to stay the course of completing not one but two degrees at 2 Universities! I have experienced full circle moments from being a student at Mother Tuskegee to being a Professor at Tuskegee. You just never know how your fitness will progress. So keep staying the course that God got planned for you! 

*1st photo top left was my graduation photo, 15 years ago by my TU brother, Dr. Ian Moore* 2nd photo mirror selfie a month ago. Progression of Flyness! 

Being fly is more than being fashionable, accessible, and an around-the-way girl. Being fly is understanding that you have to love yourself through the process of maturity and refinement stage. I always knew I was a fly despite hardships, pain, and disappointment. I realize my Flyness matured and progressed over time, which turned into a spiritual and ongoing refinement period. Flyness is showing up as your authentic self. 
👸🏾 Flyness is being an alchemist and turning your pain into power. 
👸🏾 Flyness knows your Flyness comes from within and glows from without. 
👸🏾 Flyness can handle issues and people with poise and grace. 
👸🏾 Flyness can be professional and calm when others are not. 
👸🏾 Flyness knows that you got it like that without being boastful and egotistical.