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Inspired Teachers

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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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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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Teachers Turn Lives Around

July 25th, 2011

Title – Teachers Turn Lives Around By – Kim Geare I had just been sent back to prison for the second time. I was 18 years old and didn’t much care about anything — nobody seemed to care about me all that …

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“Special” Students

July 25th, 2011

Title – “Special” Students By – Mrs. Cheryl Stokes I returned to teaching elementary music in Nov. 1997 after a 13 yr. break. At that time I had a student that could relate to music but was not very verbal. The wonder …

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Second Mom

July 25th, 2011

Title – Second Mom By – Sandra Stiles Recently I had the privilege of meeting a former student, “Jeanie,” for lunch. She had been one of my sixth grade students. She was preparing for a career as a pediatric oncologist. I was …

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Never Judge a Teacher by their Appearance

July 25th, 2011

Title – Never Judge a Teacher by their Appearance By – Taryn Sennott My story is about my 8th grade history teacher. He was the best teacher I think I’ve ever had and without him, I don’t think I’d be where I …

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Songs in the Key of Art

July 25th, 2011

Title – Songs in the Key of Art By – Greg Percy Letter from Greg: I was trying to teach my "kinders" about the primary colors, but this one particular group was having great difficulties. On Day One: I wore red, yellow …

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The Greatest Thing I’ve Ever Done.

July 25th, 2011

Title – The Greatest Thing I’ve Ever Done. By – Wendye Harnwell I haven’t climbed Mt Everest or seen the Canyon Grand Nor have I back-packed round Australia or trekked the outback lands Antarctica is not a place that I have ventured …

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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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The Universal Language

July 25th, 2011

Title – The Universal Language By – Joel I’m a student teacher, doing my graduate diploma of education. I’ve been on professional practice this past week at a school with a very multicultural community within it. In my year 5 class I …

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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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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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Who you are speaks louder to me than anything you can say

July 25th, 2011

Title – Who you are speaks louder to me than anything you can say By – Lee Ryan Miller At the beginning of my 8:00 a.m. class one Monday at UNLV, I cheerfully asked my students how their weekend had been. One …

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Teach me, please.

July 25th, 2011

Title – Teach me, please. By – Ridgely Goldsborough As a youngster growing up overseas, I attended Kensington, the British school in Barcelona, Spain, along with a mixed breed of diplomatic offspring, foreign residents and the occasional progressive thinking local. We made …

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You Have Made A Difference

July 25th, 2011

Title – You Have Made A Difference By – Brian Asselin Letter from Brian: My name is Brian Asselin and I am a recent graduate from the teacher’s college program at the University of Ottawa. Towards the end of school, we the …

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A lesson on self esteem

July 25th, 2011

Title – A lesson on self esteem By – Virginia Gordillo As a graduating class teacher my concern has been to prepare kids for College, but also for life. When I started my school year I tried to get to know my …

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Just Me Without the Frills

July 25th, 2011

Title – Just Me Without the Frills By – Ellen Vento It was not until I was 34-years-old that I decided I wanted to teach. Having spent not one day inside a college classroom, I was now attending full time and loving …

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It’s Because You’re a Good Teacher.

July 25th, 2011

Title – It’s because you’re a good teacher. By – Jenny Fleener I am now a senior at Western Kentucky University expecting graduation in about 8 months. Last year I volunteered in a kindergarten class where one little boy started the year …

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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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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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