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ERIC Number: EJ866729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
What Can This Student Teach You about the Classroom?
Shah, Nirvi
Teaching Tolerance, n36 p23-25 Fall 2009
This article profiles Tranette Myrthil, a student at Miami Edison Senior High School, which serves the Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood, one of the poorest communities in Florida. Tranette was always smarter than the curriculum allowed her to be. Now she is showing future teachers how to keep students engaged. Driven by her disappointment--and motivated by teachers who approached instruction very differently--Myrthil created a lesson plan last year to give teachers strategies to engage their students, no matter their income or race. Her ideas were so inspiring that in April of this year, as a senior, she was awarded the Princeton Prize in Race Relations.
Southern Poverty Law Center. 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104. Tel: 334-956-8200; Fax: 334-956-8484; Web site: http://www.tolerance.org/teach/magazine/index.jsp
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida