President Obama signed a memorandum after one of his speeches, asking the government, “What can we do, right now, to improve the odds for boys and young men of color?” What is it that you can do – as an educator, school leader, citizen, or neighbor – right now? This blog post will provide a few suggestions to get you started, but know this is not something that can be solved with a band-aid approach.
This curriculum unit focuses on actively engaging African American males in student-centered group dialogue that will build on critical thinking skills using short stories. This stories to be studied provides some real-world experience for these students.
Contrary to popular belief, all students want to succeed in some manner, even African American males. However, in order to reach these gentlemen in your classroom, you must be cognizant of their culture. This resource will provide you with ways to help more of your African American males succeed in your class.
The high school years are a very pivotal point in time for many Black males, especially those enrolled at schools that are not performing at the standard. This research resource provided by the Educational Testing Service, provides ways and means to increase the success rate of African American males in our high schools.
Are you looking for assistance in effectively reaching and teaching all of the African American male students in your class? Do you feel a disconnect in what you are trying to teach them and what they are trying to learn? If so, this youtube video is for you. We want all of your African American males to succeed.