Reviving the legacy of the Black teaching tradition is an idea worth spreading

Educator Sharif El-Mekki advocates for the revival of the Black teaching tradition in his first Ted Talk. The Black teaching tradition is a set of educational practices grounded in philosophies, values and actions that stretch from pre-colonial Africa to historical African American leaders. He posits that this tradition can help teachers better serve Black students and create a more equitable learning environment for all.

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