Posted by Heather Faison on Friday, January 21, 2011,
“OK, today we are going to talk about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Someone tell me a little about Dr. King...”
I rocked back on my heels in the middle of the classroom then leaned forward at the slightest hint of a response. Looking at their paralysed faces it was clear none of my students had ever heard of Dr. King (one whispered something about Martin Luther the reformer).
After two minutes of low rumbles and feet shuffling, I broke the awkward silence.