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  • The Power of High Expectations for Black Students
    by Matthew R. Morris on December 3, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    When I was a kid, I had an unfailing passion for competition. It started around the age of 6 or 7 in my three-bedroom bungalow ... Read More The post The Power of High Expectations for Black Students appeared first on Matthew R. Morris. […]

  • 5 Life Lessons Your Students Can Learn from Social Media
    by Matthew R. Morris on November 21, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Social media can be a powerful tool for engaging students and honoring youth culture. It can also be a powerful teaching tool. Here are 5 ... Read More The post 5 Life Lessons Your Students Can Learn from Social Media appeared first on Matthew R. […]

  • Fabrics, Clothes and the Cloth of Society
    by Matthew R. Morris on November 6, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Have you every wondered why sagging pants is demonstrative of “negative values” but holey, plastic Croc sandals are not? If you’re like me, you’ve thought ... Read More The post Fabrics, Clothes and the Cloth of Society […]

  • Kids These Days
    by Matthew R. Morris on October 10, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    “Kids these days” is the usual preemptive statement that is followed by what, how and why “this generation” is lacking. It does seem as though ... Read More The post Kids These Days appeared first on Matthew R. Morris. […]

  • Code Switching
    by Matthew R. Morris on September 25, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Do you think white people know we are acting when we code switch? Perhaps they are secretly in on our little white lie but enjoy ... Read More The post Code Switching appeared first on Matthew R. Morris. […]

I have been teaching and consulting - from primary school through adult education - since 1996. Currently an education consultant with la Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles in Montreal, Quebec, I believe that sharing our stories is the key to getting better together.