I think there is a definite need for trainings and workshops that specifically address the low-income students. The College Board, who runs AP, hire these trainers to go out into the schools and train teachers, yet there isn't a session for AP training of poverty-stricken students. It could be a fantastic market with more and more schools being overwhelmed with poverty yet expected to have students in AP classes. I wonder if the College Board even notices. It seems like teachers of affluent students think they know how to teach and if it works for them and their students it should work for everyone. There is a bit of arrogance there.
Information Man by Buddy Wakefield
This doesn't really fall into any category I've listed since it's spoken word. I'm going to list it as an essay because I think that's close. I was introduced to Buddy Wakefield by a co-worker a couple years ago. he's a slam poet who has won the National Poetry Slam a couple years and is just awesome. I actually got to see him perform live in some guy's basement in front of about 30 people. It was a fairly intimate setting to say the least.
Essay/Poem: 10 of 10
My gosh I love this piece of art. I may be biased because I saw him perform it ten feet from me, but I still absolutely love it. It is flat out gorgeous. Please go to YouTube and watch it.
Teachability: 9 of 10
I'm giving it a nine instead of a ten because it has the dreaded F-word in it. There is a teacher in my training right now who would "Never teach it because it's so naughty" and she would say it with a straight face. I'd probably just edit the word out to something like "f***ing" and be on my merry way. Kids will love it.