We asked teachers on social media to share 2018/2019 school year classroom observations that made them feel hopeful about the future. Teachers across the country told us some amazing stories about their students, and we’re highlighting a few of them to help others feel just as hopeful.
Here are five stories that made our day:
“The students came together intentionally to make the classroom culture safe, inclusive, and fun! The diversity of students and their interests and backgrounds were highlighted as strengths. I LOVE MY KIDS!”
“The kindness of my students towards younger kids. It was wonderful to watch my 7th graders interact with my seven-year-old daughter. They have such amazing hearts!” of my students towards younger kids. It was wonderful to watch my 7th graders interact with my seven year old daughter. They have such amazing hearts!” – @desigjessen
“High school senior boys hiding a book from each other because they all were so desperate to read it and didn’t want to share!”
“A 6th-grader opened up to me and a group of students that she’s confused about her gender. EVERYONE said, ‘We support you, we honor who you say you are, and if you decide later that you need to adjust your declaration, we’ll honor that too.’”
“It gives me hope when I read my students’ dreams for their future education and careers. I teach in a Title One school in a border town. They don’t have much, but they dream of going to college and being lawyers, surgeons, and scientists.”
– Vicki P.
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