Article written by Dr. Rozlyn Linder

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  1. Tonya
    Tonya January 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm | | Reply

    I LOVE this post! I think that teachers avoid topic like this because they don’t want to handle real conversations. Yet, this topic is one second from trending on Twitter. We, as English teachers, feel safer teaching Gatbsy and the canned essays we are used to. We don ‘t really get to critical thought. We stay on the surface and it goes in one ear and out the other.

    Great way to use relevant info in the class. I cannot wait to hear about how it goes with your writers.

    1. Teacher Allison
      Teacher Allison January 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm | | Reply

      I just found your site on Twitter!! I love it. Post more.. you are inspiring.

  2. Carla Briggs
    Carla Briggs January 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm | | Reply

    I was watching this yesterday wondering how I could use this with my seniors. I will be doing exactly what you described. Great exercise in thinking and analysis. We taught social commentary recently.


  3. Felicia78
    Felicia78 January 14, 2012 at 12:48 am | | Reply

    Great post! I have to admit that I laughed out loud when I saw this. I have missed this video entirely. I had to start searching for others. After I got done laughing I thought that this would be great to do with my speech students. They could create their own parodies and create speeches examining an element of society-stereotypes, racism, misconceptions, etc. that this speaks to. There is a lot to do with this. Get them where their interests are!

  4. Dr.Leigh
    Dr.Leigh January 14, 2012 at 6:49 am | | Reply

    I died laughing. I have so had ALL of these experiences with my non-Black friends. This is a funny video and I think kids talk about this stuff ALL the time. It is the teacher who can’t!!

  5. starteacherELA
    starteacherELA January 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm | | Reply

    Great post! You are on my fav list now!!

  6. Bethany Rice
    Bethany Rice January 21, 2012 at 1:39 am | | Reply

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