Posted Date: 03/13/2023
Making teachers feel valued might be the solution to keeping them
Monte Vista, Colo. — Emma DeHerrera took a walk around Monte Vista High School.
Minutes earlier, a student had insulted DeHerrera and her teaching. A seasoned educator may have shrugged off the incident as Loree Harvey, Monte Vista’s life sciences teacher, had suggested, but DeHerrera didn’t.
She needed some space and a short break to collect herself and quiet the girl’s words. They still rang in her head — I just don’t like you. I can’t learn from you.
DeHerrera, 23, already felt out of place, and the incident only added to her doubts about her future. Her experience so far had been stressful and lonely. And relatively unexpected.
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