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Inspired Teachers

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Paul Cameron’s Vietnam War Experience

July 25th, 2011

An Inspirational Story from Paul Cameron: I’m a high school guidance counselor from Sainte Genevieve High School in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. Each year I go to the Senior Language Arts classes and share my Vietnam War experience with the class to supplement …

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The Gift

July 25th, 2011

Title – The Gift By – Yvette Rivera There are some students who touch your life in ways that you can never imagine. Students who do not even realize that they are having an impact on you. For me it was a …

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The Story of A Student Who Started to Attend School Regularly and Willingly

July 25th, 2011

Title – The Story of A Student Who Started to Attend School Regularly and Willingly By – Ms. Felton Hello everyone. Unlike quite a few of you all, I am a new teacher. This is my very first year of teaching. I …

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Math Made Fun

July 25th, 2011

Title – Math Made Fun By – nagaRAJU There were days (fifty years ago now) when mathematics was my bête noire . I dreaded it and as such hated it. Then came a new teacher to our village class . The first …

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Making my invisible disease, visible. Fostering acceptance among young students.

July 25th, 2011

Title – Making my invisible disease, visible. Fostering acceptance among young students. By – Karen Daly I opened 23 minds today. Ms. Daly–that is, I–brought a cane to Second Grade today, but I didn’t explain. Instead, I read the class a book …

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Special Teachers For Special Students

July 25th, 2011

Title – Special Teachers For Special Students By – Kathleen W. I am a Special Education Teacher. After working in a school, I realized that my children, who have attention deficit disorder and dyslexia, needed more one-on-one attention. So I left my …

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The Card

July 25th, 2011

Title – The Card By – Anthony Landrio Near the end of the 1999-2000 school year, I was approached by the secretary. I knew by the look on her face that I was about to get a new student! Now as teachers …

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One positive to turn around a lifetime of negatives

July 25th, 2011

Title – One positive to turn around a lifetime of negatives By – Jennifer A. Ponsart This new semester, I was told that I was going to get a new homeroom. It was a class that several teachers have complained about. I …

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Theresa’s Story About Her Song That Had an Impact with an ESL Kindergarten Student

July 25th, 2011

An Inspirational Story from Theresa: I teach in a Catholic School in New York City. An Asian student who spoke little English would always try his best to learn the songs and finger plays every day. One of the songs we sang …

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The Smile

July 25th, 2011

Title – The Smile By – Karen Kimbrell On the first day of this school year, I noticed a boy sitting in the back of my classroom, expressionless, apathetic, and unmotivated. He quickly became a child that consumed a lot of my …

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Never give up!

July 25th, 2011

Title – Never give up! By – Pat Thompson Jim entered my first grade classroom in August. He could not speak in sentences, he did not know the alphabet, he could not write, and he appeared misplaced in a grade level too …

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From Volunteer to “Goo-yai”

July 25th, 2011

Title – From Volunteer to “Goo-yai” By – Elizabeth Kohmetscher I discovered my love for teaching through a volunteer experience that changed my life. In university, I studied merchandising and business, which I found mildly interesting, but not especially rewarding as a …

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Substitute Teaching

July 25th, 2011

Title – Substitute Teaching By – LaVerne In my third year and love it!!! I was ready to listen to my husband about finding another job with benefits. One day while subbing a 4th grade class, a well known student (always in …

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Finding an Inner Artist

July 25th, 2011

Title – Finding an Inner Artist By – Cilla Spence This spring I completed my student teaching in one of our local high schools. I taught art to students from 9th grade to 12th grade and of all different levels. Now, I …

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A Secret Santa Claus

July 25th, 2011

Title – A secret Santa Claus By – Claire Goodson My teacher’s friend teaches at a public school. There was this one boy in her class named “Scott” who had five brothers and sisters. It was getting closer to Christmas time, and …

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1 Teacher, 1 Principal, 1 Guidance Counselor

July 25th, 2011

Title – 1 Teacher, 1 Principal, 1 Guidance Counselor By – Sarah Hi everyone, it’s me again, Sarah. I have another inspirational teacher story I would like to add. Now I’m in 6th grade and my teacher is really nice, her name …

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A Brief Story of One Teacher’s Initial Motivation to Become a Teacher

July 25th, 2011

An Inspirational Story from a teacher: When I was in the second grade, I had a wonderful teacher named “Ms. Doe.” She saw something in me and allowed me to help her with some of the students that needed assistance with their …

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Miss H. thinks you’re a Star

July 25th, 2011

Title – Miss H. thinks you’re a Star By – Mollie I student taught a couple years ago in second grade, and I was lucky enough to be with the same class for an entire school year. In May, when I was …

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Putting the Pieces Together With My Students

July 25th, 2011

Title – Putting the Pieces Together With My Students By – Perry Thomas Lopez Fellow Peers and Friends, I had written a story for this great website a while ago. A few teachers have responded favorably to the last topic, so I …

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Education, Education, Education

July 25th, 2011

Title – Education, Education, Education By – Mary Auguiste-Ernest As a ‘foundling baby,’ Mary was left abandoned in a derelict building in the UK. Throughout her life, she spent many years in children’s institutions, foster care, and didn’t find her first real …

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