Hear from Anna Manning about how she uses a familiar character, Stitch, to make her students feel at home in school.
Stitch says, ‘Ohana means family, and family means nobody gets forgotten or left behind.’ And that is true for every student who walks in my classroom. I’m their mom, friend and teacher at school.
There are things I love so much in the world, I can't imagine not spending my life helping other people love them too: reading, writing, the power of a student press, the artistic and storytelling powers of photography... There are practical reasons too, like the joy of helping young people discover who they are and what they should do with their lives. And, of course, I had so many incredible teachers of my own, and there's no doubt that they solidified my decision to become an educator.
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