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Re: I'm the teacher who was ready to quit! Here's an update...

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From: lia (johnsolia_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Sep 19 2004 - 20:49:55 PDT


Thanks for the update...and send more sometime later
please. Somehow...that exchange...showed me the best of us and what we are
made of. All of us....and what we all feel on occasion. It moved me
greatly and I am glad you found some help and friendship here.... lia

At 07:52 PM 9/19/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>First of all, I am truly grateful to each and every one of you for taking
>the time to respond. Even though I don't know you personally, I thank God
>that I found you all. I really mean that from the bottom of my
>heart. When I typed my email asking for help, I felt so alone and did not
>want to return to my classroom. I thought I made a terrible mistake
>switching careers. Thanks to all of you, I'm not ready to give up yet.
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>Things went much better last week. I felt so much more prepared after
>reading and absorbing all of your emails. I took your advice and marched
>into my classroom like "Mrs. Hitler." I reviewed my class rules and
>expectations with my darling 8th graders. You could've heard a pin
>drop. I also told them how much I love art and will do whatever I can to
>help them. I was amazed that many of them seemed to really try harder
>after my speech. They were asking me for individual help. After class
>last Monday, three of my students said they had something for me.

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