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188. Teach Your Class Off: Featuring CJ Reynolds
23rd April 2022 • Aspire to Lead • Joshua Stamper
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In today’s educational climate of budget shortages, rigid testing standards, and diminishing autonomy in the classroom, how can teachers bring creativity and passion back into their work? In this week’s episode, CJ Reynolds offers educators struggling with these issues and feeling burnt out a way to hit the reset button and reconnect with what energizes them about teaching.   In this episode, we discuss:
  • Mental Health Strategies
  • Teaching Tools and Strategies to Engage Your Students
  • CJ’s YouTube Channel,  Real Rap with Reynolds
  • And his book, Teach Your Class Off

About CJ Reynolds:

Mr. Reynolds is a West Philadelphia high school literature teacher, author, YouTuber, & public speaker. In his book, Teach Your Class Off, on his YouTube Channel, Real Rap With Reynolds, and on his Podcast, Sunday Night Teacher Talk, Reynolds offers an authentic glimpse into what it looks like to teach high school in the inner city. Using “Real Rap” to share teaching tips and strategies, Reynolds helps new and veteran teachers alike become the teacher they always dreamed of being.

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