July 18, 2024

ISTE20 Live: Fostering Empathy and Equity in the Remote Classroom

Author: Marquita Brown
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The 4-year-old in the photo is wearing a tan suit with a complementary tie. His broad smile shows a full set of teeth. And now, the man who was that child says the photograph still makes him smile as well.
“The suit, the smile, it lights up my face every time I see it,” said Quentin J. Lee, principal of Childersburg Middle School in Alabama. “Behind that smile, you don’t see the guy who’s never met his father, you don’t see somebody who actually failed the eighth grade. You don’t see someone who was bullied. You don’t see all of the trials that made me the person I am today. But when I look…