2016 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Abdul Wright joins the podcast and shares what motivated him to get into education and how the journey has been. Mr. Wright shares how he incorporates Black History into the classroom during Black History Month and all year round and what we can learn from the legacy and foundation of our ancestors. The conversation also touches on how schools and educators can make Black History more engaging for students.
Host Shayna Terrell (Center for Black Educator Development) and Mr. Wright discuss the need for more Black male teachers and how we can get more of them into the profession. Mr. Wright discusses how it felt to be named Minnesota Teacher of the Year and what that experience was like.