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Monday, September 10, 2012

DAY 9 AUTUMN BLOG CHALLENGE

Day 9 question, Who was your favorite teacher?
     That's really a hard question. I find myself going back to when I was in high school. There was more than one teacher who found it easy to tell me that I had a future in something that needed a person who liked to talk and always had an opinion. A few also said that I could think fast and had a good memory.
When I had children,  I did not like the way that the schools were allowing things to happen so,  my answer then as a concerned mother was to get involved in the PTA and eventually I was elected the Chair.
     A few months later because I was not afraid to speak up I was asked to run for political office. I never really thought about it, but with my family's support and the words of my teachers in my ears I decided to try it. I was hooked ! I ended up serving 2 years on our local Town Council and 4 years on our Board of Education.
    I learned on the way that I was lucky to have teachers that encouraged my ideas and dreams I never knew I had. Now, I find myself disillusioned once again with our public schools and I am very happy that my daughter is homeschooling my grandchildren . A great teacher is one who finds a child's strengths and focuses on them.

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