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Teacher Appreciation Week

My wife came home glowing yesterday; she’d just received a card (with a dollar in it ;>) from one of her students. It said, “Thank you, I love you!” and was accompanied by multiple hugs. She got choked-up when she … Continue reading

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When I Became a ‘Real’ Teacher

Originally posted on A Teacher's Reflections:
 ‘TheHundred Little Things’ The hundred little things- that’s what it’s all about, in teaching and in life.  It took me many years as a teacher to figure this out.  Thank goodness I had…

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When God Does (and Doesn’t) Provide

Thought for the Week This Thought for the Week consists of a video recorded yesterday morning at a local church. As part of a series on our Creator’s provision, and as a follow-up to the previous week’s message, “When God … Continue reading

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Pointless Advice

Originally posted on Thinking Chitalia:
“There was a time when people used to line up for your advice, i don’t see anyone now?” she asked her teacher. “When i gave advice i wasn’t wise. When i turned wise, i stopped…

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A Confession on My 25th Year of Teaching

Originally posted on K E Garland:
Twenty-five years ago, I began my career in education as an English teacher. However, I didn’t enter the profession out of a profound sense of passion. Here’s what happened: I began undergrad as a…

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Back to School – Ready or Not

Some schools resume as early as next week in the U.S. Others will open in the coming weeks, some later still. Some, in theses uncertain times, have postponed starting, or decided to launch their fall terms online. The only thing … Continue reading

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Best Vacation Ever?

It was Easter morning, the first time I’d ever decided to “get up and go to church.” I wasn’t sure I belonged, but when the preacher said, “He is risen” I joined in on the reply, “He is risen indeed!” … Continue reading

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They Have So Much to Teach Us

If only we’ll listen. (Click on any picture to enlarge it, or to start slide show) “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” ~A. A. Milne “Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think … Continue reading

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Tutoring the Tutor

This is a true story. I tutored at an inner city college. Many of my students were the first in their families to finish high school. Or not sell drugs. Some became my personal heroes. My current tutee, a suburban … Continue reading

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An Essay About Rocks

Rokz hav been arownd for Ever. They mosly jus sit ther. Somtymz they fall down. They hav nothing else to do. They ar very payshent. I am not. Mitchell T. (age withheld)

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