Laurence Tan: TEP Alum Honored for Culturally Responsive Teaching

It is Tan’s belief in the innate ability of his students and his combination of tough love and raising the bar that earned him the 2013 Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching from Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. He says that when he was considering a teaching career, his experiences with mentoring at-risk students challenged him to infuse his lessons with leadership.

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