Teacher: A student told me I ‘couldn’t understand because I was a white lady.’ Here’s what I did then.

Award-winning teacher Emily E. Smith describes the lesson one of her students taught her that changed how she teaches.  “[M]y children knew about white privilege before I did. The closest I could ever come was empathy. My curriculum from then on shifted.”

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One Comment on “Teacher: A student told me I ‘couldn’t understand because I was a white lady.’ Here’s what I did then.

  1. This article speaks to the power of self-awareness and the willingness to self-reflect and grow. Thank you Emily E. Smith to recognize your important voice needed a different narrative…

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