ERIC Number: EJ866729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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What Can This Student Teach You about the Classroom?
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.
Descriptors: Racial Relations, Foreign Countries, Profiles, High School Students, Poverty, Student Participation, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, Student Diversity, Activism, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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
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Identifiers - Location: Florida