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Lesson Plans

Turning kids around

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Sat, 21 Feb 1998 15:16:55 EST

In a message dated 98-02-21 14:45:28 EST, you write:

> I am just glorying in the
> wonder of the moment. It's these quiet moments that remind me that
> is a most wonderful career and art can be that magic connection for
> some students.
> Alix Peshette

I love stories like that. One day in kindergarten (I was a new long-term sub)
I was in some STRANGE frame of mind, but committed myself to not saying one
negative word to this supposedly terror of a class. I managed to turn
everything coming out of my mouth into a positive. Kids were beaming. I kept
on telling everyone how good they were going to be, and how it was going to be
the best class they've ever had. The worst troublemaker in the class, at one
point, simply threw his arms open and hugged me.

It was a wonderful day.

Duffy Franco

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