Jonathan C. W. Jones is a seasoned award winning educator and founder of Ideation4, working with educators, schools, districts, nonprofit professionals and under resourced communities through grant workshops, coaching, consulting and innovation. Currently he’s working on a philanthropic innovation called UpLIFT, dedicated to celebrating black male educators in the USA.

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Show Highlights

  • Turning ideas into reality. Be a catalyst for change
  • Hurdles black male educators face
  • UpLIFT your black male teacher with this cohort
  • Systems and organization to combat racist undertones
  • How school leaders can uncover or discover that “Jonathan” within their community
  • Practical ideas for a Ruckus Makers to take action on racial unrest
  • Be a Lego builder of learning


Jonathan C. W. Jones: Uplifting black male educators

“Students that fly under the radar have more to offer than what they’re necessarily showing. Openness to see students outside of their grade that they may currently have, or consistently showing. See them more as a whole student. Yes, their grade is a reflection to some extent of who they are, but it’s not who they are completely.”

Jonathan C. W. Jones



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