This New York Times video follows the story of Mr. Wright, a high school science teacher. He strives to create a positive environment, keeping in mind the rough home lives students may have. He creates interactive, unique lesson plans, while also acting as a confidant to many students. Students speak of how he teaches them lessons to genuinely succeed in life, rather than just “Newton’s third law”.
- What made the students respect Mr. Wright so much? What teachers or adults do you respect and why?
- What helped Mr. Wright make it through the difficult times in his life?
- How can show the people around us that we truly care and respect them?