TEACHER STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS

EDUCATION
TED WEEKENDS
When we think back on the most influential teacher-student relationships, it might very well be with the charismatic, welcoming, and dedicated teacher that Rita Pierson is. However, my biggest academic influence was less traditional.
TED WEEKENDS
He was the only openly gay student I'd ever taught, and I admired him for having the courage to stand up to a pretty homophobic culture in South L.A., but otherwise he made no impression on me. He seemed, not surprisingly, content to be invisible -- and I'm ashamed to say that I was content to let him be.