Alvin Irby: How to inspire every child to be a lifelong reader
Alvin Irby: Kako potaknuti svako dijete da postane čitatelj kroz život
Whether speaking to barbers about early literacy, entertaining strangers at comedy clubs, or reading to kindergarteners at a local school, TED Resident Alvin Irby endeavors to make learning relevant and engaging. Full bio
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to ensure I had good reading skills.
dobro naučio čitati.
reading lessons at our kitchen table
čitanja za kuhinjskim stolom
didn't exactly inspire a love of reading.
usadili ljubav prema čitanju.
read short stories and did spelling tests.
čitanje kratkih priča i testovi slovkanja.
to be switched into another class.
na drugi kolegij.
I joined advanced English.
two book reports that semester.
i napisali recenzije dviju knjiga.
between these two English classes
strogost između ta dva kolegija engleskog
white people come from?"
70 percent black and Latino,
crnci i latinoamerikanci,
had white students everywhere.
posvuda su bili bijeli učenici.
with institutionalized racism
with reading forever.
odnos prema čitanju.
on a school, a teacher or curriculum
učitelju ili školskom programu
than being intellectual,
više iz nekog buntovništva,
other people to dictate
ljudima da mi diktiraju
I had stumbled upon a key
naletio sam na ključ
from one reading level to another,
čitanja na drugu,
to memorize lists of unfamiliar words,
pamćenjem popisa nepoznatih riječi,
to identify as readers?
prepoznaju kao čitatelji?
I taught in the Bronx,
kojem sam predavao u Bronxu,
how identity shapes learning.
I walk up to DeSean, and I say,
i rekao mu,
I'm a math genius!"
to read," he would say.
who remain trapped in illiteracy.
ostali zarobljeni u zamci nepismenosti.
Department of Education,
of black male fourth graders
to reading children face,
se djeca susreću u čitanju,
educators need to be.
for the past eight years,
kao stand-up komičar,
of cultural competency,
to know or be able to do
je sposoban učiniti
that they find relevant and engaging.
prihvatiti kao važna i privlačna.
I assess an audience.
jesu li latinoamerikanci?
would generate the most laughter.
izazvati najviše smijeha.
I could tell bar jokes.
mogao bih ispričati barske šale.
reading experiences for children
of telling bar jokes in a church.
why so many children don't read.
djece ne čita.
should be two-way.
as empty buckets to be filled with facts
kante koje treba ispuniti činjenicama
and school policies
sjede kao kipovi
the individual learning needs,
individualne potrebe u učenju,
promoted to black boys
civil rights and biographies.
ljudskih prava i biografija.
in the United States are black males.
Državama su crni muškarci.
are raised by single mothers.
who have never seen a black man reading.
nikad nisu vidjeli crnog muškarca da čita.
encourage him to read.
what social cues are present
postojeći društveni znakovi
a young black boy to conclude
something he should do?
reading spaces in barber shops.
čitanje u brijačnicama.
identify as readers.
prepoznaju kao čitatelji.
once or twice a month.
jednom ili dva puta mjesečno.
more than they see their fathers.
to a male-centered space
s muškim prostorom
and boys' early reading experiences.
recommended by black boys.
koje su preporučili crni dečki.
that they actually want to read.
objavio Scholastic 2016.
children look for when choosing a book
black boys and other children to read
i drugoj djeci s čitanjem
relevant male reading models
that adults love so much
odrasli toliko vole
like "Gross Greg".
knjige, poput "Odvratnog Grega".
Greg calls them delicious little sugars."
Greg ih zove ukusnim malim šećerima."
and desperately need more of that.
trebaju više takvih stvari.
that plague American education
muče američko obrazovanje
to say three words:
kažu tri riječi:
ABOUT THE SPEAKERAlvin Irby - Educator, comedian, social entrepreneur, author
Whether speaking to barbers about early literacy, entertaining strangers at comedy clubs, or reading to kindergarteners at a local school, TED Resident Alvin Irby endeavors to make learning relevant and engaging.
Why you should listen
Alvin Irby is a former kindergarten teacher turned social entrepreneur. He is founder and chief reading inspirer at Barbershop Books, a nonprofit organization that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops and provides early literacy training to barbers. His work connecting reading to male-centered spaces and involving men in boys’ early reading experiences earned him the National Book Foundation's 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize.
As a cultural competency specialist, Irby trains educators and administrators to translate learning objectives for children or adults into relevant and engaging communication and experiences. Irby's nationally recognized keynotes and workshops excavate his eclectic professional and personal life to better understand and address one of American education’s greatest challenges - cultivating children’s intrinsic motivation to read.
Irby's debut children’s book, Gross Greg, combines his passion for early literacy and comedy; it is a laugh-out-loud story that captures the hilariously gross behavior of kids everywhere. His clever social commentary and astute observations shine through in his 2012 comedy album They Know Too Much. One of the highlights of Irby's comedy career was being selected as a 2015 StandUp NBC national finalist and performing at the legendary Hollywood Improv in Los Angeles, CA.
Irby holds a Masters in Childhood Education from the Bank Street Graduate School of Education, a Masters in Public Administration from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, and a Bachelors in Sociology from Grinnell College.
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