About this site
I aspire to be a man of enduring loyalty and supreme integrity. I want to be an honorable man and thinketh that honor is won by work; by bringing sweat upon the brow to be good-natured and of the highest ideals.
Teachers like you and me, these days, we don't get much respect. I get it though, and I'm not mad. The truth is that teachers like you and me (outwardly, it seems almost surreptitious the way we stay pulling up) are occupying academic spaces where we are unexpected, and to many daddies and mommies, unwanted.
For our kinfolk, however, you and I are welcome fixtures in the arena of academic teaching and learning. I have so many past students who remember me fondly that, it would bring shame to my ancestors if I shirked my duty to be the very best teacher that I can be.
I believe that the best teachers, both those within and without classrooms, build relationships, provide opportunities, and influence the choices made by learners.
I believe this, too: culture is dependent upon us owning a shared responsibility to teach to the needs of a variety of peoples in a variety of environments.
These two beliefs are driving forces behind my becoming the best teacher I can foresee.
So, welcome. On this site, I make notes and reasonings on teaching principles. I share books and lessons, too. The aim is to offer practical, what-to-do-tomorrow strategies for more thoughtful teaching.
This is a place for teaching to the souls of folk.
Hi. I'm Keegan, a journeyman teacher on a mission to remedy the miseducation of America-raised people within the Afro diaspora.
My experience has taught me that teaching extends well beyond vocation; the majority of teachers don't operate in classrooms. So, whenever, wherever, whatever you're trying to teach, I aim to ensure you teach more effectively.
I grew up on the East Side of Orange County and graduated from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with a degree in English. Among the many important lessons I learned as a Rattler roaming FAMU's hilly historic campus was this: there is honor in working for the interests of your own people.
What others say about me...
What are you doing to teach your people well? I want to hear your story. Send me a message with three things you do to teach what you know.
After I read your message, I'll reach back and, together, we'll discover at least one way to take your teaching further.