Backpacks Full of Burden: The Secret Lives of Struggling Students

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Christopher Bowen

Chris Bowen has been the Teacher of the Year for his school, for his school district, and was most recently honored as Teacher of the Year for Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County currently employs over 80,000 teachers. His most important key to success with children is building that personal relationship with each child. There is a huge difference between being tough and being strong. Anybody can be tough with a nine-year-old, but it takes the strength of patience, empathy, and honesty to build a more effective, lasting relationship.

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