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nameless

(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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IT’S MAGIC

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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MORE HEART STRINGS

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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ROTE TO RIOT

Perhaps I’m exaggerating by using “riot” as the opposite of rote, but from my observations, not by much.  Two illustrations from my educational experience: In high school, I was called a DAR meaning a Darn Average Raiser.  I liked to … Continue reading

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OH, TO BEGIN AGAIN!

Oh, to begin again! I’d like to teach Bible again. Life principles from the Books of the Law The Minor Prophets as applied to America God’s role and relationship with man I’d like to teach English composition again. Why grammar … Continue reading

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STRINGS TO MY HEART, Part Two

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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ENOUGH ALREADY!

Riddle One First I tried because I thought every teacher did it. Then I tried because I thought it was important. Then I tried for my reputation’s sake. Then I just tried. Then I tried to try. Then, cynical and … Continue reading

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