Students must choose to do the work that will facilitate learning, so teachers must give them reasons to make that choice, again and again.
Koritha Mitchell is a cultural critic and professional-development expert. Her second book, From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture, was named a Best Book of 2020 by Ms. Magazine. She is also editor of the Broadview Edition of Frances E.W. Harper’s 1892 novel, Iola Leroy. In 2014, Mitchell lectured at the Library of Congress, and in 2018, she was named Undergraduate Professor of the Year by Ohio State University’s English Undergraduate Organization.