As you may know, The New York Times published a fantastic feature in March about Family Playlists™. This article included stories from two students and these stories were emblematic of many I heard this year.
One student, Jenny, told me a story that really stood out. She said that she sometimes struggles to teach her mother, who didn’t have very much schooling and grew up in Mexico. Jenny leans into that struggle because she wants to make sure her mom “really gets it” and because doing so helps Jenny prepare to become a teacher herself one day. Jenny’s efforts to help her mom persist is helping Jenny persist.
I invite you to watch this brief 50-second excerpt of Jenny’s story. I hope you find it as powerful as I did!