I’d like to suggest that readers find “This column’s for all the Charlie Brown kids” by Leonard Pitts Jr. The column has almost nothing to do with education, but it’s a blast of hope for our quiet kids, our awkward, bookish, introverted and shy kids, the kids who, in Pitt’s words, eat lunch alone. Pitts captures those kids marvelously.
Pitt’s column would make great reading for a diversity lesson. Our quiet kids need support. They need to understand that quiet and introverted are perfectly fine, a lesson that can get lost if we push too hard to force class participation. A happily-ever-after story for the right quiet kid might make his or her whole year better.
Eduhonesty: Hope — nothing we offer in the classroom matters more.
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