002: The Biggest Lesson Your Students Can Learn From #BlackLivesMatter

In this episode we talk about the #BlackLivesMatter movement through the lens of a teen novel called All American Boys By Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely.  Additionally, Ian shares personal stories of his interactions with the police in tandem with the experiences of the book's main characters.  Also, Ian sheds light on why the #blacklivesmatter movement shouldn't intimidate you from talking to your students about racism, but should encourage and provides you with a golden relevant opportunity to talk to them about racism, violence, profiling, and so much more. Even though these topics are heavy, as always, this episode is filled with insightful quotes, personal anedotes and comedy.