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Stolen photos get teacher … ousted?

Stolen photos get teacher … ousted?

When we were kids, the teacher’s desk was a fearsome island, a place you didn’t approach unless you absolutely had to. Clearly, things have changed. Take what happened when a South Carolina high school teacher left her cell phone on her desk last week to, she says, do...
For One More Day

For One More Day

Class: English 10 Grade: High School Subject: English School/Institution: Sharon Springs Central School Sharon Springs, NY Each year my tenth graders read For One More Day first, and then I usually end the year with The Five People You Meet in Heaven. This year, I had...
thank you

thank you

Dear Mitch, Thank you for sharing your friendship, your relationship, with Morrie. I have often described this book to others by comparing it to a roller coaster, because the first time  I read it I felt as if I was laughing one moment, then crying the next. I so...
Thank you

Thank you

Thank you for recognizing educators across this great country. I have taught hundreds  first graders over the course of 28 years as a public school teacher. It has been an honor and priviledge to teach all of these children to love reading and become, hopefully,...
Little Writers in the Making

Little Writers in the Making

Every morning my first grade students write about things that interest them. On Friday they chose if they were a superhero.Many wanted to fly, some wanted to defeat the bad guys and others had many super powers. One little girl even said she would be “a fashion...
First Time Teaching

First Time Teaching

Finished reading “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” last week. Been teaching 32 years but have never taught this book. Asked the kids if I should keep it as part of the curriculum for future.  Resounding YES from the class. Mr. Albom…if you are...
If you have the time…

If you have the time…

Dear Mr. Albom, After three classes discussing The Time Keeper with my eighth grade English students this week, I am more convinced than ever of the truth of its themes.  I am a 37-year-old English teacher at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but...
You Reached a Student Through Story

You Reached a Student Through Story

Dear Mitch, I found it very important to share with you the tremendous impact that you have had on one of my students in particular. This began last year when I taught Tuesdays with Morrie to my Junior English students, where we focus on American authors. The message...

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