I SEE U, Episode 14: Digital Dance School Playgrounds

A Houston-area high school teacher is connecting with his students in unique ways, but are they “disconnecting” real relationships in the process?


Students in theater practice
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There’s a Spanish teacher at Bellaire High School in southwest Houston who’s using a unique method of connecting with his students inside the classroom. He’s creating digital dance videos on TikTok and Dubsmash as his way of building stronger relationships with his students and developing an enhanced learning environment. His dance moves have earned him hundreds of thousands of social media followers and national media coverage. But is this new teaching strategy really working? Should parents of teens be concerned about digital addiction? And what about race or gender? Are there hidden biases embedded in TikTok algorithms? Join I SEE U for a special ‘Back To School’ episode as host Eddie Robinson chats unguardedly with author/teacher Dr. Trevor Boffone and one of his students, Rian, for a thought-provoking exchange that focuses on different learning tactics with today’s generation.

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Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Executive Producer & Host, I SEE U

A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as a 10th grader, working as a music jock for a 100,000-Watt (Pop) FM station and a Country AM station simultaneously. While Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus had nominated him for the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991, Eddie had an extreme passion...

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