The Human Core
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The Human Core

When Life Happened

I returned to the teaching profession an entrepreneurial failure — and a more humane teacher.

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Three years ago, I was outside the classroom where I customarily waited for class to begin when one of my students approached me. Her name was Maria. She started small talk. She shared that she transferred schools many times, that “life happened” to her a few times. She wanted…

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Ivery del Campo

Ivery del Campo

Beach mom. Chef's wife. Literature prof, writer.