Tunji Adebayo

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Los Angeles, California

Tunji Adebayo is a teacher at View Park Preparatory Charter High School in Los Angeles and a member of Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles, a teacher-led education policy and advocacy nonprofit.

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Posted Aug. 24, 2017

How I Use Bill Withers and Tupac in My Classroom to Help Students Learn

Music is everywhere. We play it constantly in our cars and homes, and listen to it on our phones as…

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Posted Apr. 26, 2017

I Don’t Want My Students to Do Well, I Expect It

Students often arrive in my classroom believing the outside world expects them to fail. Through TV and other media, my…

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Posted Feb. 2, 2017

#MyBlackHistory: College Was a Given in My Nigerian Family and I’m Making Sure the Same Is True for My Students

We must find the strength to not give up on them, and to ensure, in turn, that they won’t give up on themselves. …

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Posted Nov. 17, 2016

In My Class I Don’t Want the Smartest Kid, I Want the Hardest Working One

The first round of parent teacher conferences recently wrapped up at my school in South Los Angeles. After the last…

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Posted Feb. 21, 2020

We’re Teaching Black History Month All Wrong

News flash: We have been celebrating Black History Month all wrong.  Black History Month (originally “Negro History Week”) was started by Carter G. Woodson in…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Feb. 20, 2020

More Than Anything, I #LoveTeaching for the Relationships We Build Along the Way

When I divulge to strangers that I am a high school English teacher, I am typically met with skepticism. “You teach teenage brats all day?…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Feb. 18, 2020

Black History Is American History and Should Be Celebrated All Year Long

As a Minnesotan, February is a signal that the warmth of spring is so close yet so far away (seriously, last Thursday the high was two…

By Simone Hardeman-Jones

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