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Thanks for your wonderful story. We have a program in our schools
called TESA - Teacher Expections equal Student Achievement. Your
story is the perfect example of that principle.
> 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