Sometimes one card is just too small for an answer! I do my best. 🙂
How can I help my black male students to do well despite society’s low expectations of them? I already have close mentoring relationships with and high expectations for them, but even this doesn’t help them have high expectations for themselves.
Get them outside their school, by sending them to a faire or tradeshow. Have them chat with real people who have struggled & succeeded. Give them tiny project that give them a chance to get noticed — poetry contest or essays or science fair. Challenge them directly. Somebody has to be the next Stephen King. Why not them?
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