Teachers have arguably the most important job on Earth. It’s their responsibility to help shape who young people will become by inspiring them and connecting with them as human beings.
Trust has to be earned before any meaningful learning can happen.
The superpower that poet and children’s fiction author Kwame Alexander learned from his mother is the ability to connect emotionally with his audience first so that they are open and interested in tackling heavier subjects and having challenging conversations.
This video is part of Z 17 Collective‘s Future of Learning series, which asks education thought leaders what learning can and should look like in the midst and wake of the coronavirus pandemic.