Chapin, G., & Chapin, S. (2018, June 21). Teachers: Here are the Top Five Ways to NOT Dismiss Students’ Experience. Retrieved July 23, 2018

My 16-year-old daughter, Sarah, and I had a conversation some weeks ago. We talked about her junior year and how it was progressing. “Mostly great,” she says. “But there are times…” Over the course of our meal, she reflected upon how the normal interactions of school can leave her feeling diminished, disrespected, or ‘less than.’ She has experienced this as contempt. Her friends and peers confirm this. So, here are five “don’ts” based on the experience of Sarah and her friends

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