A Teacher’s Story – #1

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Here is another wonderful story about teaching from the extraordinary teacher, Jennie!

A Teacher's Reflections

When I was a new teacher I stumbled across this wonderful story.  I still have my well-worn hard copy, which I read from time to time.  It never gets old, it fills me up. I’ve read that it may not be completely true, but that doesn’t matter.  The point is, you never know when you may touch the life of someone else.  If you don’t know this story, you are in for a treat.  Stay till the end.  We all need a positive, feel-good story.

As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth.  Like most teachers, she looked at her students said that she loved them all the same.  However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.

Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy…

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8 thoughts on “A Teacher’s Story – #1

  1. What is it about 5th grade teachers? My son’s 5th grade teacher was the one who identified my son had a learning disability and suggested we have him tested. She knew he was learning in his own scattered way. She was the one who made a difference in his life. My mother in law taught 5th grade and even 30 plus years after she retired, she has students who have kept in touch, taking her out to lunch when they are in town. Such awesomeness!

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