Archive for January, 2014

5 New Approaches to Teaching and Learning: The Next Frontier

In my first year of teaching about a decade ago, I was given very straightforward instructions for what I was charged to do. I was told to follow the curriculum, ensure that my students didn’t disrupt the classroom, meet the

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5 Ways to Engage Youth in the Fight for Civil Rights

A few days ago, I placed my cell phone, keys, and wallet in a small plastic bin and slowly walked through a set of large metal detectors. After making my way through the machine, I was asked to raise my

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5 Reasons Why You Should be Listening to International Hip-Hop

A few years ago I was invited to a university in South Africa to deliver a speech on ways to improve education by focusing on youth culture. I gladly accepted the invitation, and was excited to get a glimpse into

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