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Ms. Konoske-Graf’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Miami Edison Senior High School
  • Miami, FL
  • More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Our high school is in the heart of Little Haiti (a community in Florida). Most of my students are Haitian - they speak Creole, talk of their families in Haiti, and proudly teach me about their culture every day. Their community is suffering, unable to help their family members back home and struggling with violence and poverty in the United States. All of my students are eligible for free and reduced lunch. My ninth and tenth graders are an incredibly bright and spunky group of young people. They have dreams, hopes, fears; they are all poets. They submit writing for review that they did without an assignment or any cajoling from a teacher. They ask if they can take the books we read in class home with them. They are sometimes angry, sad, and closed off, but far more frequently than that, they are curious, inspired, and inspiring. They are desperate to experience the world outside of their challenging community. They are learning that books are one way to do this.

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Our high school is in the heart of Little Haiti (a community in Florida). Most of my students are Haitian - they speak Creole, talk of their families in Haiti, and proudly teach me about their culture every day. Their community is suffering, unable to help their family members back home and struggling with violence and poverty in the United States. All of my students are eligible for free and reduced lunch. My ninth and tenth graders are an incredibly bright and spunky group of young people. They have dreams, hopes, fears; they are all poets. They submit writing for review that they did without an assignment or any cajoling from a teacher. They ask if they can take the books we read in class home with them. They are sometimes angry, sad, and closed off, but far more frequently than that, they are curious, inspired, and inspiring. They are desperate to experience the world outside of their challenging community. They are learning that books are one way to do this.

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