If you read Gradgrind’s, you know I love Black Thought’s work. He does it again with his insights in this video about the importance of students being able to connect with stories. It’s not as simple as teachers choosing texts they think will “connect with the kids.” It’s about authentically trying to understand who our students are–their passions and pains, loves and fears–and working with them to identify the kinds of questions and texts that matter to them. Hear more from the man himself.
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