The other day…

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fnewyorker%2Fvideos%2F10154991782723869%2F&show_text=0&width=560 …what do you do when a student thinks something is funny when it clearly is not? Not only is it not funny, but racist, threatening, and aggressive? …when a student holds a misconception so deep, so off, that you know it came from someone’s comment/belief, growing unchecked? …when a student believes you have no idea what drives them, what motivates them because they are dangerously un-self-aware that nothing an outside influence could say mends that trauma? Do personal stories help? Not without context. Someone watching this, without context or background knowledge, and lack of maturity, might walk away thinking…