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Fredrick Douglass once stated, “It is easier to raise strong children than to repair broken men.”

GREAT TEACHERS are what our country needs, and especially in a time in which public education is threatened by politicians, it is important to share and shine light on the teachers in our community who are making a difference, molding the minds of our children and pushing them to be great so that they can one day change the world to be better and brighter than it is today.

Jasmyn Wright, a third-grade reading teacher in Philadelphia and graduate of Spelman, is one of these GREAT TEACHERS and is bringing strenght, self-worth and encouragement to her students everyday. Recently, a video of her encouraging her little ones to “push through” negativity and adversity went viral, garnering over 3 million views on Facebook.

In the video, Jasmine, who is also a spoken-word artist, makes her class of Black third graders stand up in front of their desks and do a call and response that is so powerful that it will give you chills.

Wright: “What if it’s too hard?” 

Students: “I’m gonna push through!”

Wright: “What if it’s too tough?” 

Students: “I’m gonna push through!” 

Wright: “What if you’re too young?” 

Students: “That ain’t true!”

Wright: “What if you’re too black?”

Students: “That ain’t true!”

“Teaching my 3rd grade black and brown babies to #PushThrough today. Due to unwelcoming, unsettling, and uncomfortable election results, this was our lesson for the day,” Jasmin captioned the video. Watch it below:

Share this on Facebook if you think more teachers should do this with their students.

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