Multiple human dramas to interweave and multiple programs to explain -- this web story for San Francisco State's College of Health & Social Sciences (CHSS) had everything. Somehow, it all came together, thanks to some helpful editing by CHSS's Michael Broder, some really interesting, dedicated young teachers in training, and the programs' leadership. Maybe the ex-teacher in me is just a sucker for a public-education success story.
[Hurtado] noticed that teachers seemed to prefer interacting with certain children, while casting others aside. “I remember every gesture teachers made, both positive and negative,” she says, recalling hurtful slights she endured. “People think, ‘Oh they’re just little kids, they’ll forget about it. But in reality, that’s the time you take in everything.” She wants to work with kids so she can be present for every child, dispensing the positive gestures she didn’t always receive herself. Read more.