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Inspired Teachers

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Kathleen Patrizio’s Breakthrough with one Special Student

July 25th, 2011

An Inspirational Story from Kathleen Patrizio: Hi! My name is Kathleen Patrizio. When I first began to teach I worked in a center for adults that were developmentally disabled. The program was located in Brooklyn, New York. I had a happy group …

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The Difference a Good Teacher Makes

July 25th, 2011

Title – The Difference a Good Teacher Makes By – Carolyn Hopkins I have been teaching for four years now. I am a tenth-grade English teacher. Needless to say, I love my subject and vowed to one day impart my love of …

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Good Morning, Sunshine…

July 25th, 2011

Title – Good Morning, Sunshine… By – Rhea As an educator, I often reflect upon the experiences I had as a student myself. One teacher in particular changed my life. I will be forever grateful to her. Her inspiration not only changed …

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Mentor Teacher

July 25th, 2011

Title – Mentor Teacher By – Shellie Rutherford (District Teacher of the Year – North Florida) I teach 1st grade at a school in North Florida. I’ve been teaching 7 years now. I started in ESE with a “tough” group of “real” …

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Using chess to teach literature and writing

July 25th, 2011

Title – Using chess to teach literature and writing By – Lisa Suhay My Pinocchio Moment One of my 16-year-old creative writing students is lying “dead” on the floor of my classroom, her fluffy black feather halo askew, orange CAUTION tape draped …

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Christmas Angel

July 25th, 2011

Title – Christmas Angel By – Susan Smith I teach a Special Education class of six students. It is a separate class of behavioral disorders, bright children but troubled. This year after struggling to get through the first half of the year …

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Teacher’s Good-bye

July 25th, 2011

Title – Teacher’s Good-bye By – Mary Ann Lana The school year is winding down. Progress reports are finished, printed, and ready to be stuffed. Portfolios are updated with writing samples, reading assessments, and attendance records. Each day I pull a few …

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“John”, “Adam”, and God

July 25th, 2011

Title – “John”, “Adam”, and God By – Doug Suess Having taught nearly eight years now, I could probably write a small book on interesting stories. However, I have to stick with the one that started it all. I was attending college …

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“The Shredder Junior”

July 25th, 2011

Title – “The Shredder Junior” By – Laurel Think back to the 1980′s and try to remember a TV show called, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. Remember the four turtles who lived in a sewer? Their opponent was the tough “Shredder”. In my …

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Pamela Elliott’s Incredible Story About the Extreme Impact a Teacher Can Have on an Individual’s Life

July 25th, 2011

An Inspirational Story from Pamela Elliott: This past school year I was pleased when a student I had in third grade came back to personally invite me to his wedding. He said I was the only teacher that had believed in him. …

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Crabby Miss Franks

July 25th, 2011

Title – Crabby Miss Franks By – Angela Franks This is my favorite first year teaching story. During my third block class, I was bummed due to the number of students sleeping. I made a comment that I would like some type …

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The Day Time Stopped

July 25th, 2011

Title – The Day Time Stopped By – Shari Smith It was like any other mid-September day in 3rd grade, Room 303. I was teaching math, like I typically did each day at 10:00 a.m. Students were grouped in clusters of four, …

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The Christmas Trophy

July 25th, 2011

Title – The Christmas Trophy By – Megan Simmons This past year was my second year as the music teacher in a rural community. These children had never been exposed to much music at all, and this year, we had a program …

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We Hold This Truth to Be Self-Evident

July 25th, 2011

Title – We Hold This Truth to Be Self-Evident By – Elizabeth Napp He was still a child when his parents had to leave his native Paraguay in search of a better life in the North. The second to oldest in a …

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A “New” Book for Christmas

July 25th, 2011

Title – A “New” Book for Christmas By – Sandra It was nearing Christmas during my first semester teaching at a new post. I loved my small self-contained special needs class more than any group I’d taught in the past. They were …

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Inspired By a Student

July 25th, 2011

Title – Inspired By a Student By – Stacy Mathis I had been teaching lower elementary students for six years. This was my first year teaching at the middle school level. We had been in school for about 2 weeks when I …

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An Empty Desk and a Broken Heart

July 25th, 2011

Title – An Empty Desk and a Broken Heart By – Sarah As a first-year teacher at a Christian school, I was expecting my fifth grade students to be perfect. Perfect in behavior, in attitude, in spiritual growth, and I even expected …

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Unusual Motivation of Inner City Kids

July 25th, 2011

Title – Unusual Motivation of Inner City Kids By – Debbie All kids need to be motivated to learn. The motivation depends on their personal backgrounds and values. Some kids have to be tricked into learning. I took the challenge to teach …

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Jackie Carter Breeden’s Story About The Checker King

July 25th, 2011

An Inspirational Story from Jackie Carter Breeden: I am presently teaching 8th grade English at Albritton JHS on Fort Bragg in North Carolina. I started teaching in my own classroom in 1979, at Welch JHS in Welch, WV. The three years I …

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Our Words Live On

July 25th, 2011

Title – Our Words Live On By – Michele Wineland My father was a teacher, coach and school administrator. He passed on in 1993 after colon cancer was found only two months previously. It had been eight years since his passing, when …

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