Future Dr. Liks is a blog run by a dope educator, advocate and scholar (ME) who is out to transform the face of education one provocative conversation at a time. Get into it or not, the choice is yours.
Malikah Nu-Man aka Future Dr. Liks
For ten years, I have been an Education Specialist. I have worked in five different districts throughout Southern California, advocating for, loving, educating and serving our youth, their families, and communities.
For those of you concerned with credentials and degrees, rest your mind, I’m legit. I received my B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Sociology, with a double minor in Education and African-American Studies. I attended California State University, Northridge (CSUN) for my Education Specialist credential in Moderate to Severe Disabilities, along with an M.A in Special Education, Moderate to Severe Disabilities. Next, I hit up California State University, Dominguez Hills for my Administrative Service credential and second M.A in Education. Currently, I am a doctoral candidate at Concordia University Irvine. I am in the beginning stages of my program and have hopes of being approved on the following dissertation topic:
What is the social-emotional impact on teachers who experienced physical and or verbal abuse from students, while working in urban schools where traumatic events are prevalent?
Told you, I was out to transform the face of education one provocative conversation at a time.
With this site, I hope to create an honest dialogue amongst teachers about the current state of our schools. What works, what doesn’t work, our implicit bias, hurt, frustrations, joys, well-being, ultimately everything we gripe about to the teachers we “fux wit” at work.
I am clear there is no one coming to save our schools. Therefore, the mission to create a learning environment that will have our students win in life is ours. Let us throw our grievances out on the table openly and honestly, along with ban together to create meaningful solutions. You game? If so, let’s play.