Giving Compass’ Take:
• The 2018 National Teacher of the Year was honored at the White House recently and told President Trump about the hard work that her students are doing (all of which are immigrants and refugees).
• Can this teacher partner with philanthropists to help obtain more teachers around the U.S. (and world) to teach immigrants and refugees?
• Read about the refugees who used the language app Duolingo to find their way around their host country.
“They make the United States the beautiful place that it is.”
This is the private message Mandy Manning, winner of the 2018 National Teacher of the Year prize, shared with President Trump at an event honoring her work with refugees and immigrants on Wednesday, The Guardian reports.
“I just had a very, very brief moment [with the President] so I made it clear that the students that I teach…are dedicated and focused,” Manning saidafter winning the prestigious award.
Manning, who works at Joel E. Ferris High School in Spokane, Washington, teaches English to immigrants and refugees, using creative methods such as mapmaking to help students process trauma.
The award will allow her to spend the next year traveling across the country and around the world to speak with and learn from fellow teachers, according to the press release.
“This year I hope to engage the nation in a conversation about how we can encourage students to experience things outside of their understanding,” Manning said.
Her work with refugees is much needed. Worldwide, refugees are five times less likely than other students to be out-of-school, according to UNHCR — and more than 3 million refugee children are currently not getting an education.
Read the full article about teaching immigrants and refugees by Phineas Rueckert at Global Citizen
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