A Teacher’s Impact

When my wife and I went to high school orientation for our 14-year-old, Sam, last fall, we walked with the confident gait of parents who had been around the block once or twice. Having already had four kids graduate, we felt pretty confident that there weren’t many surprises left. However, when we met the English teacher, he corralled us all into the room and gave a very passionate version of his syllabus and student expectations. He said this class would …


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3 comments on “A Teacher’s Impact

  1. Laura T on said:

    I have always enjoyed your writings. You have a knack of pondering over the everyday occurrences in life and finding the gems of knowledge within. Sounds like Sam is following closely in your footsteps!

  2. Bob VandenBoom on said:

    Great article at a great time of year.
    Teachers have an amazing impact on our children and at a time in our country when public education is suffering – it is great to see that teachers continue to be highly successful in reaching kids despite the troubles…

  3. Gloria De La Cruz-Sandoval on said:

    Impacting lives – no greater joy than reading this blog today. It reminds me of the opportunities before us each and every moment of our lives if we’ll just take the time to stop, think and listen more. Sort of non-traditional thing to do in this fast-paced world of ours. Thanks for sharing!

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