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Lesson Plans

Re: unneccessary flames

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Wed, 21 Oct 1998 20:15:14 EDT

Harry Wong, from "First Days of Schools" fame, spoke to all of the teacher's
in our district yesterday and he pointed out that other professions--dentists,
lawyers, CPAs, etc.--put their degrees on the wall in a public area.
Businesses put plaques and awards on the walls of their businesses for
everyone to see too. and teachers don't do any of these things. He
encouraged us to be proud of our accomplishments and show the kids what we did
to get where we were. Good point, I thought. and fitting for this strange
discussion that is happening. Be proud of yourself! SB

In a message dated 10/21/98 4:24:31 AM, MPBC90 writes:

<<As teachers do we not attempt to instill a sense of pride in our students
regarding their work? Perhaps signing one's name at the end of a post with
(not quite a thousand!) our degrees, our schools, our grade levels being
taught, our addresses, etc., is somewhat a form of expression of our
individual pride.
Just as artists sign and date artwork?
Just as students reach over and scribble on a fellow artists work in class?
Let's get back to "sharing" and "supportive" of one another, please.
I find this listserv inspiring and helpful. It makes my day, sometimes. But
not lately.
(That's it! My signature. If you want to know more, email me privately with
any attacks.)>>