Join our diverse force of leaders shaping the course of our nation.
Hispanic Heritage Month: How My Experience As a DACAmented Educator Helps Me Open Doors with My Students
How does a teacher build that level of trust and empathy?
I think it all stems from having a culture of mutual respect in the classroom. In my first year, I had a bumper sticker on my laptop that said, “No human being is illegal.” Several students asked me about it, and that was the reason why I shared my story with my first group of students. Having discussions on how words can make people feel uncomfortable or marginalize them is important. It’s crucial as someone grows up in this country and this society.
*A pseudonym was used to protect the student’s identity.