My students are amazing, marvelous and challenging on many levels. They come to school excited, eager to experience an exciting lesson. I often refer to them jokingly as “challenging customers” that refuse to accept second best. As I try my best to provide excellent customer service to my clientele, I find that it is never enough to just teach.
It is a journey to discover how best to serve every single one of my students and get them ready for college and for life and I am enjoying the ride.
Our school is a Title I school in Atlanta where 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Many of our students are facing many socioeconomic challenges that hinder their academic success. As I observe them interact with one another, enthused in a lesson, I regain my conviction that a future is possible and achievable for all my students.
In our adventure to expose our world language students to multiculturalism, we established a partnership with a sister school in Verdun, France. Via this partnership, our students and the students from France have been exchanging mail and getting glimpses into each other's lives and realities.
With this new computer, they will be able to have weekly chats with their friends on the other side of the ocean.
This project will help our students experience diversity. They are chatting with students that are completely different from them. Through this, they are learning that different isn't always equivalent to bad and they are embracing inclusion. Knowing that multiculturalism is the way of the future gets them ready for a brighter tomorrow.
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