Sit Down with Smith & Kornblatt

In this reality web series, teachers Anthony Smith and Marc Kornblatt meet with students during their lunch break to discuss issues of the day.    An official selection of the Miami Independent Film Festival.      

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Episode 1: BEHAVIOR

 

Episode 1: BEHAVIOR   Mr. Kornblatt analyzes classroom behavior with his fifth grade student Jeremiah and pal Mr. Smith.  Watch video.

 

Episode 3: Science Lesson

 

Episode 2: SCIENCE  Jeremiah returns to discuss best practices when conducting experiments. Watch video.

 

Episode 2: HAIR

 

Episode 3: HAIR Ellla, a third grader, joins Smith and Kornblatt to discuss personal appearance, with mixed results.  Watch video.

 

Episode 4: TESTING

 

Episode 4: TESTING Ella returns to tackle the controversial issue of standardized testing. Watch video.

 

Episode 5: FRIENDSHIP

 

Episode 5: FRIENDSHIP  Smith and Kornblatt help some girls work out a touchy case of group vs. the outsider. Watch video

 

Episode 6: MEZCLA

 

Episode 6: MEZCLA What begins as a serious discussion with Leo about community gets sidetracked by Mr. Smith. Watch video.

 

Episode 7: EQUITY

 

Episode 7: EQUITY  Leo returns to pick up where he left off when he was so rudely interrupted. Watch video.

 

Episode 8: NINJA

 

Episode 8: NINJA  In a controversial episodeSmith and Kornblatt ask Devin and Antonio to discuss the “N” word.  Watch video.

 

 Episode 9: SKECHERS

Episode 9: SKECHERS  Mr. Kornblatt uses shoes to drive home a point with Angel about bullying.  Watch video.

 

Episode 10: WHITE PRIVILEGE

 

Episode 10: WHITE PRIVILEGE  Zoe and Jesse accept Mr. Kornblatt’s challenge to discuss a sensitive topic.  Watch video.
 

Episode 11: RACE

 

Episode 11: RACE  in spite of Mr. Smith’s goofy behavior,  Jeremiah returns to close out the series on a respectful note.    Watch video.