Cornelius Minor's new book We Got This. Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be simultaneously challenges the "teacher-as-superhero" trope while modeling how authentically listening to kids is the closest thing to a superpower that teachers have. Cornelius posits that we can change the teaching status quo by improving access, challenging harmful stereotypes, and disrupting systems that don't serve kids.
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Cornelius Minor is a frequent keynote speaker for and Lead Staff Developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. In that capacity, he works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support deep and wide literacy reform in cities (and sometimes villages) across the globe. Whether working with teachers and young people in Singapore, Seattle, or New York City, Cornelius always uses his love for technology, hip-hop, and social media to recruit students’ engagement in reading and writing and teachers’ engagement in communities of practice. As a staff developer, Cornelius draws not only on his years teaching middle school in the Bronx and Brooklyn, but also on time spent skateboarding, shooting hoops, and working with young people.
You can follow Cornelius on Twitter @MisterMinor