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A Little Piece of Me

July 25th, 2011

Title – A Little Piece of Me By – Sharon Cronk-Raby I had just completed my student teaching when I realized my life had been forever changed. For those who are unfamiliar with the teaching profession, student teaching is a ritual that …

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Needs Versus Wants

July 25th, 2011

Title – Needs Versus Wants By – Carla Baxter One of the extra-curricular activities I am engaged in is acting as a coordinator for the Indigenous & Torres Strait Islander background students attending this school. As they are considered a disadvantaged group, …

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Unsure

July 25th, 2011

Title – Unsure By – Crystal Anderson My name is Crystal. I am currently doing my student teaching and everyone who has ever been there knows that this is a difficult time. Day after day I would go and teach my heart …

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It’s Your Choice

July 25th, 2011

Title – It’s Your Choice By – Jennifer Ponsart Teaching middle school can be a challenge for some and a great pleasure for others. I love it because my students can begin to make their own choices about which way their lives …

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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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