Author Archives: Dr. Joy

About Dr. Joy

I am a life lover...I teach. I read. I write. I love. I pray. I eat. I dream.

Perspectives on the P-attitudes

When I first started working with teachers–20 years ago–I had only been in the classroom myself, as a teacher, for about five years. The gall of me to think that I could be an “expert” at the midpoint of a … Continue reading

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In the face of…

The work of Black Women in STEM has never been in one vein. Applied to who we are as mothers sisters daughters wives workers queens bee working! Hustle and flow our lifeline is our work applied… We wake up woke, … Continue reading

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My Commitments

Thoughts on my diversity statement… How does it feel to be a problem? This is a 120-year old question that has new meaning in this century. In four generations since it was first posed by W.E.B. DuBois, the tension between … Continue reading

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Dear White People

Originally posted on #slowchatPE:
Dear White People, Hello, my name is Justin Schleider. I am a white male. I am writing this specifically for the white people who are participating in the #ClearTheAir book chat for White Fragility, by Robin…

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What I Learn From Weeds

Networking Weeds have complicated systems of intertwined roots that wrap around the hearty and reveal their fruit and seeds in due time but freely Resilience One cluster may be plucked up but there are so many more already seeded fronts … Continue reading

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Victorious loss

Not every loss is a reason to feel sad but all are opportunities to accept challenge… Those left when the last buzzer sounds and a game well played results in the L-column check are left needing to huddle in spite … Continue reading

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EqSTrEAMer: Happy New Year!

What is my agenda…my motivation…my inspiration for this year? Why do I do what I do? What do I want to accomplish for myself this year? How do I move the souls on the margin toward the center without decentralizing … Continue reading

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