In partnership with Education Post, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) has launched the Black Male Educators Speak video series, focusing on the stories of four Black male teachers in four different cities and exploring the innovative teaching methods they use to engage Black students.
To help young Black men and boys achieve their fullest promise and potential, CBMA has put a stake in the ground around high school excellence to ensure they’re positioned to graduate high school ready to succeed in college, career and their communities.
A key indicator found to help determine that success? Engagement.
Watch how these educators from Philadelphia, Detroit, New York, and Oakland share how they’re able to connect with their black male students’ personal and cultural experiences to encourage academic achievement.
Chapter 1: Philadelphia
Gerald Dessus teaches a social justice class to eighth-graders at the Mastery Charter School Shoemaker Campus in West Philadelphia. See why Gerald teaches social justice →
Chapter 2: Detroit
Quan Neloms uses hip-hop to teach literature and critical thinking, engaging youth both in and out of the classroom at Detroit’s Douglass Academy for Young Men. See how Quan uses hip-hop in the classroom →
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