What are you Teaching for?

Are you teaching to teach? Or are you teaching to REACH?

Content mastery is great and all, that’s what gives you the credentials to teach, but are you using this brilliant platform to penetrate the minds of our youth?

Your content gets you in the door, but relationship and life relations, to what you are teaching draws your students mind closer to you.

How are you making them pay attention? Do you lecture? Is your classroom teacher centered or student centered?

Our youth, now, merely comes to school because they have too. Make them want to be in your presence, eager to hear what you have to say, because you are that example that they are needing and wanting to learn from. Encourage them to use social media and not let social media use them. Show them how to use that platform that is destroying their insight and make it intellectual. 

So, again, I ask what are your teaching for?

Published by Andrea Pickens and Associates, LLC

Greetings: My name is Andrea S. Pickens; I have several years of experience in education and youth development all of which include teaching and leading youth in under-resourced and economically disadvantaged communities. I believe that it is critical to the academic and over success of our youth to have proper academic and social-emotional support. This support is often found in schools and after-school programs that intervene by providing tutoring/enrichment services and are equipped with effective teachers and leaders. My belief is that each child can learn, but not all children learn the same; diversity and equity is crucial to youth development. It is my mission as an educator, entrepreneur, and servant-leader to equip and empower others in youth development and education to reach our youth beyond the secondary classroom. Yours in Education, Andrea S. Pickens, M.Ed

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