Viral TikTok teacher writes book on building bridges through social media

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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Dr. Trevor Boffone, known as the TikTok teacher at Bellaire HS, has written a book about connecting with kids and using dance as part of bigger conversations on race and social jus

BELLAIRE, Texas (KTRK) -- Dr. Trevor Boffone is the Beyoncé of Bellaire High School.

He has nearly 300,000 followers on Instagram and 25,000 followers on TikTok - all because of his viral dance moves in the classroom.

Several years ago, Dr. Boffone wanted a way to connect with his students and asked them to teach him some dance moves like the ones seen on Dubsmash and TikTok.

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In just six weeks, he racked up 50,000 followers. Now he has millions of views and followers around the country.

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But Dr. Boffone is now connecting with people around the world in a new way - his new book called "Renegades: Digital Dance Cultures from Dubsmash to TikTok".

The book focuses on Black creators, community-building, and anti-racist teaching using social media.

The book will be released on Friday, July 2.