Taylor Stokes, Sr. Professional Learning Operations Manager
Describe the importance of promoting inclusivity and representation in the classroom.
It is important to have inclusivity and representation in the classroom because it increases student motivation. As a student, whenever I learned about culturally-relevant topics, I was more likely to be excited and engaged, because it felt familiar and comfortable. And although I didn’t have many, whenever I had a teacher who looked like me it was inspiring because it modeled success and the opportunity for me to see that in my future.