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For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too Audiobook

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

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Publisher's Summary

A New York Times Best Seller

Featured in: MotherJones.com, Education Week, Weekend All Things Considered with Michel Martin, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, PBS NewsHour.com, Slate, The Washington Post, Scholastic Administrator Magazine, Essence Magazine, Salon, ColorLines, Ebony.com, Huffington Post Education

Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education.

Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color, and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student's culture and to reimagine the classroom as a site where roles are reversed and students become the experts in their own learning.

Putting forth his theory of reality pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike - both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally. Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, Emdin demonstrates how by implementing the "Seven C's" of reality pedagogy in their own classrooms, urban youth of color benefit from truly transformative education.

Lively, accessible, and revelatory, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too is the much-needed antidote to traditional top-down pedagogy and promises to radically reframe the landscape of urban education for the better.

©2016 Christopher Emdin (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"JD Jackson narrates Emdin's words with such focus that listeners will be all the more keenly drawn to the discussion. Jackson's deep and raspy voice has a gentle tone that makes it sound like the quintessential teacher voice - one that draws attention with kindness and hope and speaks with students, not at them. Author and narrator will strongly connect with educators..." (AudioFile)

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  • Joe
    25/05/17
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    "Take me to church, the barbershop, and the cosmopolitan classroom"

    I recommend this book to anyone who teaches in a cultural setting that does not match their upbringing. As a teacher, I must first participate in the world of my students if I want them to particpate in mine.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Keith Wilson
    Biloxi, MS United States
    31/07/17
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    "Transformative"

    I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Emdin in 2016. I started reading his book then. Now that it's on audio, I can listen to it whenever I need a reminder of what I'm working for and how to avoid the pitfalls of "white savior" mentality. My kids don't need saving, they need the ability to show what they know and learn in meaningful ways. While the focus of this book is about white teachers, whether "white" by skin, behavior, or both, teaching urban students, the advice and examples in this book can be adapted for any combination of student and teacher. I started out teaching in a small, more inner city than not, all black high school. Though I'm at a school about the same size now, the population is more diverse in every way. The advice in this book still applies. My middle schoolers are amazing individuals. I hope to live up to their potential.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Douglas
    29/08/16
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    "A must have for urban teachers"

    I loved listening to this book. Chris was able to put in words how many indigenous people learn. Moreover, stressing the importance of understanding and connecting with students prior to learning through their lens. To hear how Chris seamlessly taught code switching and the importance of it was impressive.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Erin
    19/07/17
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    "Incredible insight & considerations"

    As a 1st year educator in a rural setting, this was an extremely valuable book. The author, Christopher Emdin, is knowledgeable, wise, and an excellent role model for those in education and who aspire to be effective educators in all settings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth Leach
    28/06/17
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    "Transformative"

    The title says it perfectly - all White teachers and really anyone who teaches students of color should read this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • michel dussault
    25/05/17
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    "very usable stuff here"

    I will listen to selecte chapters many more times I am sure. this book is a must for non transitional teachers

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alesha L. Arscott
    10/04/17
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    "A MUST READ...."

    A must read for anyone involved in the education of Black and Brown students. Emdin drops the mic in making his case that academic outcomes CANNOT come at the expense of students (and teachers) being and becoming their full authentic selves. In fact, outcomes will soar beyond your imagination when you prioritize and value the gifts that students bring. Furthermore, he lays out a clear framework with strategies and tactics you can begin implementing tomorrow. No excuses...let's transform education! #hiphoped

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Z. JAMISON
    Washington DC
    09/01/17
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    "Excellent read for all interested in education"

    A must read for anyone who is passionate about improving education and working with youth in urban areas. This book challenges a lot of traditional and perceived "positive" paradigms about education and presents not just new teaching strategies, but a new way of thinking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jen
    31/01/17
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    "Thoughtful and honest"

    As a white girl, I appreciate the tone of this work. Well written, practical, provoking.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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