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A MOTTO FOR TEACHERS—Sunday teachers and week-day teachers, from Thes. 5:14 “warn those who are idle (KJ unruly), encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Be sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try … Continue reading

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This was a big payoff for my time spent looking for Sammy’s birth certificate, which turned out to be in his bedroom!  Anyway, I found this memory – somewhat of a victory for me from my 8th grade reading lab, … Continue reading

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“We’ll hire you but I suppose you want in the northwest schools, so I’m not sure just where you will be placed,” so said the personnel director. “No,” I replied, “I have a sociology degree and I am interested in … Continue reading

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An explanation.  I took two g-granddaughters for state testing for home schoolers last week.  This was the room we entered and waited.  It’s hard to see her but there it a teacher sitting at the check in desk down at … Continue reading

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I’ve been hesitant to join a “coffee share” talk because if you happened to have coffee at my house it would be because my husband made it for you.  Can I still be your friend?  He drinks it quite regularly … Continue reading

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To my Children from Decades Past:  It is comforting to believe some of you remember me.  Teachers have egos too.  As I said in Part 1, I remember also.  I wish it were not so but I admit to remembering … Continue reading

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School has started.  Does a teacher ever not take notice of that fact as the Septembers roll  along?  The following blog was posted three years ago.  Join me in my memories. ************ To my Children in Decades Past: What a … Continue reading

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(I posted this almost two years ago. I am re-posting because I want to refer to this situation in the next few days.) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Bell rings and children come in with news to share. “Teacher, we learned a new jump … Continue reading

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Her precious kindergarten face looked up at me in surprise, “It’s magic!” she said.  At her teacher’s request I had taken her to my room for a bit of one on one teaching to help out with some math readiness. … Continue reading

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The year was 1965 or 66 and I had a class of third and fourth grade students.  Our language arts lesson consisted of writing about our class.  The students dictated a paragraph which I wrote on the board.  They were … Continue reading

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