Notes from the Field: Teaching Wisdom


“Never underestimate the power of squatting down on the floor next to a student, touching their shoulder, calling them by name, conveying my expectation for their success, and laughing together.”

Heather Elgin, 2010 Teach with Africa fellow, works with a student here in Cape Town, South Africa. When not in South Africa, Elgin is an elementary school teacher at the Katherine Delmar Burke School in San Francisco.

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