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Marian kurz August 2, 2013 at 10:03 am
Impossible to read without getting a warm glow; good for the other kids for hanging in there, too,Read More when Joey was a problem; would that all teachers could be that creative in reaching their students--
JT August 2, 2013 at 11:28 am
From the mother of another "difficult" student, thank you. For seeing what Joey needed andRead More still had to offer, for encouraging and finding creative ways to help him love learning, and for helping him to connect with a socially stronger classmate. I'm sure the non-academic lessons you taught him will carry him far!
Procrustes' Foil June 5, 2013 at 05:33 am
The ARTS are vital and effective tools in teaching and learning. Reader's Theater, role play, HotRead More Seat, Fish Bowl and Vocabulary Charades sustain learning and are fun! But classical music also enhances learning. The ARTS (all of them) guide kids and adults to a deeper understanding of the world around them.
TAKH June 2, 2013 at 09:30 am
You might want to fix the typo in the title of this piece.
Adrienne Saunders June 3, 2013 at 07:23 pm
Great praise of teachers, they work very hard with all of the conditions they must meet often withRead More no help from parents at home and the heavy pendulum over their heads to test and test and still teach the curriculum in a way that the children actually learn something. And many still love their jobs, although it gets more and more difficult to hold on to the dream they had when choosing their profession.
Steven Zemelman June 3, 2013 at 08:57 pm
Adrienne-- That's exactly why I'm doing this blog: to recognize good teachers and to help the publicRead More become more aware of them so they receive more support and have the pendulum, as you call it, lightened.
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