Who Is Normal?

John hits the nail on the head when talking about normal. He is a down-to-earth guy. He is who we all should be. Thank you, John. Please visit my classroom!

Down the Hall on Your Left

EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE I AM ASKED TO GIVE SHORT SPEECHES or presentations to civic groups or service organizations. I’ve done a few things for the likes of Kiwanis and businesses. Lately I have been asked to speak before an organization that serves citizens with special needs.

A couple of months ago I went downtown and spoke before both clients and staff of this same outfit about the value of writing down their own personal stories.

I said to them that, β€œNo matter who you are you are a special and unique individual and you have a story worth telling.” I spoke to them about how to write down their stories and how, in doing so, they would be able to both learn and to teach. They would learn more about themselves and they would teach everyone else about their uniqueness, challenges, and gifts that they have to offer to…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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14 Responses to Who Is Normal?

  1. beetleypete says:

    Good re-blog, Jennie.
    (I am not getting post notifications at the moment, so trawling through The Reader. And this comment may not appear…)
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. L. Marie says:

    That was lovely!

  3. hiren says:

    hi very good article.

  4. Norah says:

    Thanks for sharing John’s post, Jennie. It is very a readable and wise post. He must be a powerful speaker. Great to know we are all normal.

  5. Di says:

    A lovely share Jennie. Thank you πŸ’πŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

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