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Tch Laureate Geneviève Debose Akinnagbe teaches ELA at Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists (BSSWA) in New York City, a secondary school where teachers refer to their students as “Scholar-Activists.” She’s developed a unit on Scholar Activism for her middle school students so they have a better idea of what that title means and the honor it carries.
So far, we've explored the following questions:
- What, exactly, is "scholar activism," and why is it important to teach our students about scholar activism in the classroom?
- How might we create a scholar-activist experience?
In this post, Geneviève focuses on the ways we can collaborate with a range of community members, like fellow educators, students' families, and community organizations, to create an authentic and engaging learning experience for our students (aka scholar-activists).
Let's listen to Geneviève as she shares her ideas:
Collages in the Classroom
Teaching with Zines
Museum of the City of New York: Activist NY
- Museum of the City of New York: Activist New York Exhibit
- Continue the Activist New York experience online with additional original content and materials for teachers.
- Test your knowledge of activism in New York.
- Follow #ActivistNY on Twitter and help tell the story of today’s activists.
Geneviève Debose Akinnagbe is an educator, artist, and activist who has taught middle school for over a decade. She is a proud National Board Certified Teacher and U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow. Geneviève strongly believes that education is a tool for social justice and empowerment, and that learning experiences for children should be culturally relevant, student-centered, and interactive. She started her teaching career as a 1999 Teach for America corps member and currently serves as a commissioner on the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future. Geneviève is a seventh grade English Language Arts teacher at Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists in New York City. Connect with Geneviève on Twitter: @GenevieveDeBose.