Christopher Emdin’s For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too is a must-read for anyone interested in education. Based on his years of experience as an urban educator, Emdin offers a fresh perspective on teaching and learning that is grounded in reality. He provides concrete strategies for creating authentic and engaging classroom experiences, while also challenging conventional wisdom about teaching and achievement disparities within our schools.
For who is this book for ?
Anyone interested in education, particularly those who work or teach in urban areas. Emdin provides a unique and insightful perspective on the challenges and opportunities of teaching in diverse communities.
- Emdin provides a fresh perspective on teaching and learning
- He provides concrete strategies for creating authentic and engaging classroom experiences
- He challenges conventional wisdom about teaching and achievement disparities
- It can be overwhelming to try and implement all of the suggested strategies at once.
- It may be uncomfortable for some readers to confront the reality of education as it is actually experienced in many urban communities.
- The book is written primarily for white educators, which could limit its usefulness for those who are not white.
Learn more about the author
Christopher Emdin is an associate professor of science education at Columbia University’s Teachers College and the author ofUrban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation. He has worked as a middle school teacher in both New York City and Johannesburg, South Africa, and his research focuses on how culture can be used to improve teaching and learning in urban schools.
“This book is a GAME CHANGER. It provides clear and concise ways to rethink teaching methods, related social issues, and how all of it intersects with our students’ lives.”
“Emdin’s book is a refreshing, insightful, and pragmatic look at urban education. It should be read by anyone interested in understanding the complex dynamics of teaching and learning in high-need schools.”
“I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If you are at all interested in urban education, teaching and learning, or just want to understand more about the reality of our schools, read this book.”
“This is one of the most important books about education I have read in a long time. Christopher Emdin provides a much-needed analysis of the problems with urban education and offers clear solutions. This book should be required reading for everyone involved in educating children.”