Teacher Spotlight

Amrita: A Teacher with Balance

Amrita: A Teacher with Balance

In India, I taught social studies in a high school. The kids there hated it, so I had them debate. I asked them how they felt about a topic and encouraged discussion instead of just lecturing to them. At the end of the class, many of them said, “You've made this our favorite subject.”

Sajida: A Teacher With Patience

Sajida: A Teacher With Patience

I had one girl who would fall asleep in my class all the time. It was an early class, but still, it was frustrating. I tried many different things to reach out to her, and then eventually I shared my own story with her, like “this is how I struggled,” so she finally opened up to me.