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How my students’ strengths have shined

By Understood Team

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Understood's resources for educators are backed by research, vetted by experts, and reviewed by classroom teachers.

The pandemic brings new challenges to learning, especially for kids who learn and think differently. But kids are showing strength and resilience during the pandemic. They’re even developing new strengths as they work through challenges .  

Kids don’t always see these strengths in themselves — especially when it comes to school. It’s important to take time to recognize and celebrate their strengths. Watch this video to hear Understood Teacher Fellows talk about the strengths they’re seeing in their students.

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“It made sense as a Black kid in a mostly white school not to show confusion, and to disprove false stereotypes about my smarts. I had to know everything, and do everything right, to command respect.”

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