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 Nov. 20, 2020

I’m Thankful for the Activists Who Are Knocking Down Doors and Taking Their Seats at the Table

Picture this—it’s Thanksgiving, the whole family’s waiting to eat but as usual, dinner is delayed and hangriness is a whole ass mood—but no one can…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Nov. 24, 2020

Let’s Get Back to Grace and Gratitude This Thanksgiving

Living through a pandemic is rough. It’s an experience that we are all wanting to come to an end. It has caused businesses to shut…

By Shawnta S. Barnes

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Posted Nov. 23, 2020

One Memphis Mom (and Grandma) Has a Thanksgiving Message for Joe Biden

Sarah Carpenter, executive director of Memphis Lift, spent much of the 2020 primary season bringing her message—her plea—for liberation from failing schools to all who were…

By Erika Sanzi

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