Students & teachers don’t usually sit at the same lunch table.
What I do in my classroom is create relevant and meaningful learning experiences.
To do that I need to know who my students are. What YouTubers are they watching? What music do they like? What are they reading? What video games do they spend hours playing? What neighborhood are they coming from? When you know your students and where they are coming from you can teach through a lens that is engaging and meaningful. You can have students that are excited about learning. Students that can't wait to get to your class. Students that you form bonds with that last for years to come.