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  •  Last year, (0+ / 0-)

    when my mother passed away, I posted her obit on the facebook page of the high school she had taught at for over twenty years.

    I was truly surprised how many of her students left comments. Most said that she had a reputation of being very tough, taking no bull; but that she not only taught them the material, she taught them how to learn. And that they would never have said so at the time, but they had great respect for her.

    I think Mom would be very pleased to know this is how her students felt.

    Best to you. We need more like you.

    It's not just a zip code, it's an attitude.

    by sboucher on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 09:42:20 PM PST

    •  going to quibble a bit (0+ / 0-)

      we do not need more teachers like me, except in the sense that teachers need to be themselves, to be honest with their students.  

      I am sui generis which is why I insisted to my student teachers that they NOT try to model themselves on me, but find how to best be themselves in their function as teacher.

      "Teachers teach. Well-trained teachers teach better. Great teachers change lives." - David Greene, from "Doing the Right Thing: A Teacher Speaks"

      by teacherken on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 04:28:58 AM PST

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