Cornelius Minor works as a teacher in Brooklyn. He collaborates with teachers, school administrators, and community-based organization leaders to promote equitable literacy reform in cities (and occasionally villages) all over the world. We Got This, his most recent book, examines how the job of establishing more equitable educational environments is ingrained in our daily decisions, particularly the decision to truly listen to children. Education Week, Brooklyn Magazine, and Teaching Tolerance Magazine have all covered him. The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, the New York City Department of Education, the International Literacy Association, and Lesley University's Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaboration are among the organizations with which he has collaborated.
Cornelius has been a featured speaker at conferences all through the world, and his documentary, Out of Print, has made its way around the film festival circuit. Most recently, he founded The Minor Collective with his partner and wife, Kass Minor, a community-based organization aimed at fostering long-term transformation in schools. Cornelius uses his passion for technology, hip-hop, and social media to bring communities together, whether he's working with educators and students in Los Angeles, Seattle, or New York City. Cornelius relies on his experience teaching middle school in the Bronx and Brooklyn, as well as his experiences skating, shooting baskets, and working with teenagers.
You may follow him on Twitter at @MisterMinor or at Kass and Corn.
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