Speak up. You have to project! If people can’t hear you, it doesn’t matter what you say.
I guarantee the people who study are going to be successful. Nothing can replace hard work.
My mother was an English teacher who decided to become a math teacher, and she used me as a guinea pig at home. My father had been a math teacher and then went to work at a steel mill because, frankly, he could make more money doing that.
I was fortunate to grow up in a middle-class home with two hardworking parents who enjoyed both reading and mathematics.
I began to understand the challenges that first-generation college students and students of color have in college.
It is part of the work of education to have substantive relationships with your students.
I wanted to find ways for colleges and universities to become involved with public schools to help young people prepare for college.
Computer games tend to be boys’ games, warlike games with more violence. We have not spent enough time thinking through how to encourage more girls to be involved in computing before coming to college so they can see a possible career in information technology.
Rich kids work hard. Most black kids aren’t working hard enough.
When you give of yourself, it’s draining.