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The 10-Minute Teacher Show with Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher

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Apr 19, 2017

African Step, based on the African Gumboot Dance, has an American version with a competition. Junior Bernadin @JBernadin is one of the STEP coaches at 3-time national champion winning Ron Clark Academy. Learn about this marvelous type of song/ dance and its role in African American culture. Also, hear about Junior's commitment to excellence and what students learn from competing in this dance competition. In today's Wonderful Wednesday, Junior shares: 

The origins of step 

  • How step came to Ron Clark Academy 
  • What students learn from step competition 
  • His students' story from beginning step to winning the national championship 
  • What students learn from step and the competition

Junior Bernadin is a Dean of Students and IT Director at the highly-acclaimed Ron Clark Academy (RCA). In addition to his daily roles at RCA, he currently serves as one of the coaches of the current 3-time National Step League Middle School Champions, the Essentials Step Team. 

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