Teacher creatively teaches ‘Black is Beautiful.’
Massachusetts teacher and singer Lovely Hoffman was shocked to hear that some of her students were experiencing some low self-esteem with being black. Hoffman created a video to tell the little girls she teach that black is beautiful.
The music video “My Black Is Beautiful” follows a young girl who doubts her beauty as Hoffman sings words of affirmation:
Who are you to say that I’m not beautiful
It’s your own insecurity
Because I know and believe
My black is beautiful
In a press release, Hoffman said a student’s self-esteem can impact their academic performance.
“There is a strong correlation between self-esteem and student achievement,” Hoffman said. “As an educator, I believe it is my duty to not only ensure students are reaching their potential academically, but that they are also comfortable and confident in their own skin. It’s about educating the whole child.”
Source: Huffington Post