In just 4 minutes, this poet and teacher says it all

Clint Smith is a a slam poet and educator whose work blends art and activism.

A 2014 National Poetry Slam champion, Smith gives performances with humour and humility, touching on themes like poverty, social justice and the pains of being a kid.

As an educator, he has four core principles pinned to the board in his classroom, which every student signs at the beginning of the year;

  • Read critically

  • Write consciously

  • Speak clearly

  • Tell your truth

4 core principles and an incredibly powerful, 4 minute speech we felt had huge value to all the dads and parents out there, searching for ways to encourage the best out of their kids.

I'll be honest, as someone who really struggled to connect with school and the entire teaching system, I often worry about how my kids will go over the next 5 to 10 years.

But if this is the future of teaching, I'm excited.