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Bill Gates on Nathan Gibbs-Bowling: ‘He had me at nerd farmer...’

Nate Bowling, Washington state’s Teacher of the Year explains to Bill Gates how he uses the original Star Wars movies to help his students understand the three landmark moments in the history of America’s civil rights movement.
Nate Bowling, Washington state’s Teacher of the Year explains to Bill Gates how he uses the original Star Wars movies to help his students understand the three landmark moments in the history of America’s civil rights movement. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

What happens when a corporate giant/philanthropist and self-described nerd sits down with a teacher from Tacoma’s Lincoln High School who’s nerdish on teaching government?

Anyone who’s met 2016 Washington Teacher of the Year Nathan Gibbs-Bowling won’t be surprised.

A Powerful Conversation with Nate Bowling

Bill Gates sat down with Nate Bowling, Washington’s Teacher of the Year for a thought-provoking discussion about some difficult topics.

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In these videos, released Monday by the The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gibbs-Bowling speaks. And Bill Gates listens.

For the third consecutive year, Gates sat down with the state teacher of the year to talk about what great teaching looks like. Their conversation touched on effective teaching, race and equity — and Star Wars.

How Star Wars Helps Explain Civil Rights

Nate Bowling, Washington’s Teacher of the Year explains to Bill Gates how he uses the original Star Wars trilogy movies to help his students understand the three landmark moments in the history of America’s civil rights movement.

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Learn more about what Gates has to say at: http://b-gat.es/2aVWnbq

Debbie Cafazzo: 253-597-8635, @DebbieCafazzo

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