Education Professor of Guyanese Descent Talks About Setting High Expectations

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Dr Travis Bristol was born of Guyanese parents in Brooklyn, New York. His life experience is a testimony to how well he was brought up by his Guyanese parents.

In this video, Travis J. Bristol, who at the time was a Research and Policy Fellow at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), talks about a teacher from his past who made learning come alive in high school and beyond.

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Dr. Travis Bristol is currently an assistant professor in English education, with an affiliation in educational leadership and policy studies. He is a former high school English teacher in New York City public schools, teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program, and World Bank consultant.

From 2010 – 2014, Dr. Bristol worked on several World Bank projects in Guyana, which included supporting senior education officials create teacher professional development courses and assisting senior policy members in the Ministry of Education draft the 2014-2019 Education Strategic Plan.

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