Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators

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Benz Gina

"I teach my students that when people feel helpless, sharing stories is a powerful way to promote understanding, empathy and change. All my students, both ELLs and native English speakers, know the power of sharing their struggles, failures and dreams. Some made life-or-death decisions to come here. Some had no say in the decision at all. But they all have the potential to make positive contributions to our country, and they have all wiggled themselves into my heart." — Connections article, Teaching Storytelling: Helping Immigrant Students Cope with Uncertainty

Gina Benz (SD '15)