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Inspired Teachers

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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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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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