Episode #14: Valentina Mendoza "Is having a passion a real thing?"

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This week brings you the ever talented, hardworking, down to earth Valentina Mendoza. It's her second year teaching various music classes at the high school level, and it's apparent she's made huge changes in her school already. Not only has she worked her tail off to support herself from a very young age, but she's experienced immense joy and success along the way.

In this episode we talk about the hardships of building classes and curriculums, what passion really means, and how to help our students get through school and flourish - when flourishing is the last thing on their minds. I promise she will bring you laughter, reassurance, and clarity.

Follow her music department on Instagram @fcaibmusic

Link to the TED talk referenced here

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