They’ve lived inside barbed wire. They’ve fled genocide or other violence.
One student from the Middle East had lived through a kidnapping, while another experience the kidnapping and murder of a sibling. The child was killed while the family listened on the phone.
“School doesn’t matter after that,” said a teacher in the newly released Nebraska Loves Public Schools film “Seeds of Hope.” The film was screened at Chadron State College last week at the launch of Chadron High School’s strategic planning outreach.
It’s difficult to get a student to focus on math when they are still dealing with those types of trauma, another teacher pointed out in the film.