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What is Culturally Responsive Teaching, Anyway?

[fvplayer src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/ybevideos/Shonta+Smith+on+2015-09-21+at+10.07+For+Internet.mov”] The declining numbers of Black teachers has had a damaging effect on the education of Black children. Matters have been worsened by non-black teachers who lack understanding of our culture and our children. Dr. Shonta Smith, Professor at Southeast Missouri State University, defines culturally responsive teaching and how it contributes to, or interferes…...

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How to Create a Balanced High School Course Catalog (Video)

Students take many courses throughout their high school careers. Educator Sherwyn Besson shares the importance of having a balanced high school catalog and how parents and educators can effectively influence their students’ courses so that they are more reflective of their communities. He also explains how his educational background provides a platform for his current…...

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The Benefits of Creative Arts in Education (Video)

Historically, arts have been a way for children to express themselves, especially in school settings. Ms. Hanan discusses the importance of arts in education. She explains how her career as a professional dancer propelled her to create multiple platforms like “Artsucation,” which merges art and education together. She was interviewed by YBE Reporter Tiffany Caesar....

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Five Ways to Raise Strong and Empowered Young Women (Video)

In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses discuss how money management and wealth-building are essential skills needed to foster independence in young women....

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Five Ways to Raise Strong and Empowered Young Women (Video)

In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses discuss how affirmations build young women up and increase their self-esteem, which leads to better decisions over the course of their lives....

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A Child Educated Only at School is an Uneducated Child

[fvplayer src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/ybevideos/Melody+Bradley+on+2015-10-04+at+19.07+For+Internet.mov”] A common criticism of parents is that they are too reliant on schools to educate their children. In this video, Melody Bradley shares her ideas about the importance of parents taking an active role in educating their children and teaching them to be responsible for themselves, their families and their communities. There are…...

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Five Ways to Raise Strong and Empowered Young Women (Video)

In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses discuss the roles that lifelong learning and education play in ensuring success for young women as adults....

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Are Black College Students On A Mental Health Cliff? (Video)

[fvplayer src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/ybevideos/Black+mental+health+in+College.mp4″] In a new study titled “Study Warns of Looming Mental Health Crisis for Black College Students,” researchers from Vanderbilt University noted that black students exhibit depression, thoughts of suicide, anxiety, and “John Henryism.” John Henryism is described as “a coping strategy often adopted by high-achieving African Americans, who may unconsciously (and increasingly consciously)…...

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Overrepresentation in Special Education: Why So Many Black Kids? (Video)

Nationally, there is an alarming number of black children who are considered in need of special education. In this segment of Your Black Education, educator, Kamal Malik speaks about the over-representation of black children in special education. Mr. Malik has taught at many levels and is currently a diagnostician who administers cognitive and achievement tests…...

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