We’re Melting Over the Way These Teachers Helped Their Female Colleagues Celebrate International Women’s Day

Published March 9, 2017


Twelve male employees of Seaton Elementary School in DC decided to give their female colleagues a little break in honor of International Women’s Day Wednesday: They hung out in the cafeteria with 355 of the school’s students while 56 female teachers, clad in red, gathered for a photo and a brief child-free reprieve.

Fifth grade homeroom teacher Jarreau Barnes led the students in an inquiry-based exercise: what was different today?

“They started raising their hands and acknowledging their female teachers were missing,” Barnes says. “They starting naming all the teachers that were missing. When they noticed that, I brought up that today was International Women’s Day.”

Barnes asked the students what those female teachers do for them. Some mentioned help on the computer, aid with their math, and drying their tears…read more here.

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