If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don't,
If you like to win, but you think you can't
It is almost certain you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.
- Walter D. Wintle
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Across the USA Black Male Educators make up about 2% of all educators despite research indicating the impact educators of color have on all students. Black Male Educators are faced with so many challenges in the field of education. From isolation, racial bias, racial inequities, self hate, tokenism and the simple fact that the system was never designed for people of color let alone black men. Jonathan C. W. Jones is developing a socially innovative approach to supporting all educators, especially Black male educators, so that they can better serve all students.
Jonathan is a seasoned award winning educator, founder of Ideation4, working with educators, schools, districts, nonprofit professionals and under resourced communities through grant workshops, coaching, consulting and innovation. He believes in the power of ideas and helping others realize they have the power to make their ideas into reality.
This publication is created in the spirit of decolonizing these educational oppressive challenges and UpLift current Black Male Educators
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Jonathan C.W. Jones - Jonathan has worked in the field of education for over 25 years as an educational aid, special education teacher, instructional coach and administrator. He is an educator and social entrepreneur focused on empowering people to voice their ideas, tell their story and secure resources to do Good for their communities. As an educator he experienced first hand a variety of inequalities in his classrooms, schools and school districts. He began researching grants to see if he could meet the needs of classroom supplies and materials to implement innovative ideas that would keep students engaged and achieving. As his grant award portfolio began to grow he started to provide professional development training for he peers so that they could address similar needs.
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