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By Marcus Jackson, Ed.D.Posted on June 27, 2020To be me is rough, robust, and plenty of other stuff. Even at the reveal party, everyone sighed at the color blue as they knew the hell I'll have to go through. You... Continue Reading →

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By Marcus Jackson, July 30, 2022 I know it's Saturday, and we're supposed to be relaxing, but I wanted to share a message with you as we begin the 2022-2023 school year. As a principal, I've had the luxury of... Continue Reading →

Ask any educator and they'll agree that the 2021 - 2022 school year has been the most challenging ever. Students returned face to face and schools encountered a tsunami of social, emotional, and academic challenges. However, despite the chaotic year,... Continue Reading →

Yesterday at the middle school lights and all communication went out. There was no way to communicate, it was dark, and there was no air. A transformer in the neighborhood blew out. The possibility of chaos was high as the... Continue Reading →

Is It that Serious? Keep the Main Thing The Main Thing, Don't Major In the Minor Yesterday I was at Paul Quinn College with 262 seniors. The keynote speaker was an alumnus and had an amazing message for the students.... Continue Reading →

Yesterday I was at Paul Quinn College with 262 seniors. The keynote speaker was an alumnus and had an amazing message for the students. During the speech one of the boys behind me said "man look he has his earrings... Continue Reading →

I support ten elementary schools and observe at least 20 math lessons (grades K-5) per week. This past year, boys have dominated the dialogue and explanation of solving math problems (80% increase in threeyears.) Their articulation and use of academic... Continue Reading →

by Marcus Jackson, Ed. D. Many districts are preparing for the final quarter of the school year. During this time there's a deep analysis of the deficiencies of skills with grade levels, students, and subgroups. Administrators are putting the final... Continue Reading →

By Marcus Jackson, Ed.D. While engaging in dialogue with a group of educational leaders, I was asked the question: What Do With Kids Who Are Consistently Misbehaving? Without hesitation, I responded I give them 6 L's. Everyone stopped and turned... Continue Reading →

Well, the New Year is upon us which signifies the beginning of the second half of the school year. As a former basketball player, during halftime, my coach would always stress how important the first five minutes of the second... Continue Reading →

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