When I taught elementary students who were diagnosed with learning disabilities, I felt their daily struggles. Composing a short, friendly letter in response to one I had written them was a difficult task. I recognized their efforts and thought unlike me they could not simple leave the struggle at school, they took it home with them every night in every task they attempted. It might be cooking, or grocery shopping with parents, or trying to make sense of all their school subjects. I felt their struggles and tried to celebrate their successes.
One teacher in the documentary summarized, "Their failures are my failures."
Another commented, " I teach to see the twinkle in their eyes."
"The tests will never show their daily successes."
The documentary reveals the teachers' everyday challenges. Some have great successes, others smaller successes, but we all keep trying.