Black and Latino Males are the most misunderstood, suspended and expelled students in K-12 Schools in the US. It's important to understand the thought process of these young men in order to educate them more effectively. Many of these young men live in fear daily and it comes out in negative ways in their interactions at school. This interactive session will give strategies to teach educators and administrators how to become the educator these young men need including affirming them, speaking positive words, teaching them to control their emotions and how to turn hard skills into soft skills. This session will address how young men are wired and how they think. Mr. Jackson will share proven research from his ASCD Gold Excel award-winning book, “Becoming the Educator They Need: Mindsets, Strategies and Beliefs for Supporting Male Black and Latino Students. Come join this fun session and learn strategies educators can use right away.
I have over 25 years of experience as an educator and school leader in cultural diversity, implicit bias, restorative practices, educating black and hispanic males, leadership development for school and district leaders and working with students who have experienced trauma.