Jabari Sellars tells walks through the joys of using different kinds of media to engage with people inside of the classroom.

About the speaker

Jabari is a middle and high school humanities teacher and proud nerd. Since beginning his teaching career in his hometown public school district in North Carolina, Jabari has prioritized tapping into student interest and buy-in through incorporating popular culture and media into curricula. Outside the classroom, Jabari facilitates book clubs and panel discussions at Fantom Comics in Washington DC where he has moderated conversations with such creators and professors as Ta-Nehisi Coates, David Walker, Gregory Carr, and Jason Reynolds. In 2018, Jabari graduated from the Language & Literacy program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he earned the Intellectual Contribution Award for his work with comics, pop culture, and student engagement. After graduating, Jabari returned to the classroom. Today, Jabari teaches English at The Siena School, an independent school for students with diagnosed language-based learning differences.

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