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The Crossing Guard Chronicles: “Don’t You Mean ‘Ate’?”

Originally posted on S'amusing:
The ‘Curbside Classroom’ Johnny Carson had Ed McMahon, Groucho Marks had George Fenneman. My ‘straight man’, here at the ‘curbside classroom’, was a middle schooler with a contagious laugh, perfect for the role. Me, to…

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True Magic In Writing!

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://commons.wikimedia.org) There is magic in stories. Magic is the transmutation of objects or the manipulation of the world in ways that move outside the realm of science. Whether or not magic…

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Quotations On Education

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://en.wikipedia.org) “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”                                                                               Margaret Mead ? (https://pixabay.com) “The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”                                                                               Thomas Paine ? (https://en.wikipedia.org) “Do…

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The Crossing Guard Chronicles: New School Year and The ‘Curbside Classroom’

Originally posted on S'amusing:
I stood resolute at my post, the early morning calm about to be broken by the approaching din of young voices and squeaky bicycles, a familiar and welcoming sound. It’s the first day of the…

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Gloria

Gloria joined the classroom today, and oh what a homecoming it was. It’s doubtful Santa Claus would receive such a welcome. After all these years we are still amazed at the difference Gloria makes and how children are drawn to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Jennie Fitzkee

Originally posted on beetleypete:
Jennie is an American blogger. She is a truly inspirational teacher of young children, with a real love of reading, books, and education. She is not only the teacher I wish I had had, but the…

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Poetry – The Small things – a poem about what really counts.

Originally posted on Opher's World:
Poetry – The Small things – a poem about what really counts. If life has taught me any lessons it is that there are never any short-cuts that don’t end up costing you, no quick…

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