Laura Davis

How Do You Help Students Face Daily Challenges?

Discussion created by Laura Davis on May 2, 2018

Like other NWEA professionals, Nicole Zdeb earned her stripes in the classroom. Before joining NWEA, Nicole was a 6th grade ESL teacher who pushed her students beyond their comfort zones while simultaneously making them feel safe. Watch this short video and learn how she helped students to face their unique daily challenges. Afterwards, ask yourself one of the following questions and share your response in the comments!


  • How do you develop trust in the classroom?
  • How do you help children to find their voice?
  • How do you acknowledge a student’s personal life and cultural background?