I recently read Born to Rise: A Story of Children and Teachers Reaching Their Highest Potential . This book will make you question whether you children are surrounded by an engaging and safe learning environment as well as how teachers are treated.
After her husband dies of Leukemia, Kenny who has three small children of her own creates a school known as Harlem Village Academy. Although she targets Harlem youth, she proves that all children can learn regardless of socioeconmic circumstances. This book is a great read for all parents and offers many teaching strategies that would benefit all students.
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