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Talent shining bright, illuminating the shadows.

by ErikaStellar on May 9, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


At an alternative school, the top priority is to create a safe, respectful environment for our students. We cannot begin teaching anything academic until we earn their trust. Now that the year is closing, and our students are in a healthy routine, their talent for writing is shining through the shadows that had once defeated them. I smile and remain humbled by the talent that surrounds me at this moment.

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