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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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A simple gesture of support

July 25th, 2011

Title – A simple gesture of support By – Janice G Originally, I wanted to be a welfare worker. I wanted to guide others in developing independence and the ability to seek resources to create their own destiny. So instead I’m a …

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The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

July 25th, 2011

Title – The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee By – Marcey Gaitan A professor stood before his child development class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and …

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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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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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Please Don’t Leave

July 25th, 2011

Title – Please Don’t Leave By – Cassidy Anderson My name is Cassidy. I work for the YMCA right now and am very happy. Before I worked for the YMCA I was working for Kiddi Kollege (KK). After I told my kindergarten …

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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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When the Family Fails

July 25th, 2011

Title – When the Family Fails By – Jennifer A. Ponsart I have a few students who are stuck in a home life that isn’t so great, but not bad enough to be taken out of the household. As a child, I …

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A “D Minus”

July 25th, 2011

Title – A “D Minus” By – Roger Dean Kiser I remember my Landon Junior High School seventh grade, math teacher’s name very well. It was Mr. Young. He stood out because the kids made fun of him. He was missing one …

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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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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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From the Eyes of a 10 Year Old…

July 25th, 2011

Title – From the eyes of a 10 year old… By – Ms. Me Here I am, 10 years old and at my mothers funeral. I tell myself that I won’t cry; after all, this is life. Right? As I look around, …

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Belinda

July 25th, 2011

Title – Belinda By – Danny Brassell On the first day of school, Belinda stuck a pencil in Rory’s eye and called him a name not suitable to be heard by most adults, let alone by a classroom full of seven-year-olds. That …

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My Inspirational Teacher

July 25th, 2011

Title – My Inspirational Teacher By – David Straker My wife Eleri teaches English in the local high school and has done so for many years. As parents of growing children, it has handy to have one of us in the same …

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Changing your students’ view of testing!

July 25th, 2011

Title – Changing your students’ view of testing! By – Shannon Vanderford This is my first year back in the classroom, after spending 29 years in the medical field. Things have been going really well, except for my students’ obvious lack of …

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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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From the pages of book into my life.

July 25th, 2011

Title – From the pages of book into my life. By – Ramnon Sandoval I had been reading Piers Anthony’s tales of the magical land of Xanth for years and knew his characterizations as well as I knew my own children so …

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Good Teacher :)

July 25th, 2011

Title – Good Teacher :) By – Carrie Meyers I have been completing my student teaching in Ithaca, Michigan. I was a little worried about teaching a certain math area. I didn’t feel that I could get the concept across to my …

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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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My First Day and my First Breakthrough

July 25th, 2011

Title – My First Day and my First Breakthrough By – Janice Marie First of all, I am a non-traditional entry into teaching. I have worked in the computer industry for many years. During those years, I spent most of my time …

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