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Start with what kids already know, when teaching them engineering. Have them work in their community. Guest Dr. Alex Mejia says you should tap into students’ existing “funds of knowledge” to raise engineering students’ achievement. He’s done research on this pedagogical style with Latino and Latina students, as a professor of engineering in San Angelo State University and soon-to-be professor at the University of San Diego. We talk about his research, his background and motivation for doing this work, culturally responsive education, and practical strategies to teach all students.

Our closing music is from "Late for School" by Bleeptor, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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