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5 People The Freshman got to meet

Class: Reading I Grade: High School Subject: English Language Arts School/Institution: Snyder High School Snyder, TX Mr. Albom, I am a first-year teacher. I decided to pursue a teaching career at the age of 40. I was given 3 classrooms of freshmen who struggle with...

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St. Nicholas Embraces “St. Eddie”

Class: Mr. Sedelmeier's 7th Grade Grade: Middle School Subject: Language Arts School/Institution: St. Nicholas Academy Louisville, KY Seventh graders in my Language Arts class spent a few weeks this fall reading The Five People You Meet in Heaven. They did group...

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Tuesdays With Lori

Class: Senior English Grade: High School Subject: English School/Institution: Anderson County High School Clinton Tennessee Dear Mr. Albom, I have been teaching Tuesdays with Morrie for 19 years to my high school English classes or should I say Tuesdays with Morrie...

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Learning in Silence

Class: Death and Dying Grade: College/University Subject: Psychology School/Institution: Southwestern Illinois Community College Granite City, IL The students in the classroom were silent and absorbed, during the movie. The feelings could almost be reached out and...

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Lessons from the Five People

Class: Spanish III/IV Grade: High School Subject: Foreign Language School/Institution: Clarksville Academy Clarksville, TN We are students from a private high school located in Clarksville, Tennessee. Recently, our Spanish teacher, Danny Magrans, showed us the movie...

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A Thank You from Muskogee High School

Class: Pre-AP English Grade: High School Subject: English Language Arts School/Institution: Muskogee High School Muskogee, Ok At our school we have students read The Five People You Meet in Heaven in 10th grade and Tuesdays with Morrie in 12th grade. I want to combine...

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Every one has a Morrie, they just didnt know it

Teaching: Tuesdays with Morrie Class: Jay Rector/Laura Dunca Grade: High School Subject: Life School/Institution: Broken Arrow High School Broken Arrow, OK Our reading started with me holding up my phone and telling the students that "someone" in their contact list on...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Teaching Life’s Lessons to Seniors

I really enjoy my students' reactions to reading "Tuesdays with Morrie," which I have now taught for over ten years. Years later, I still receive "thank you" messages on Facebook from former students for introducing them to this powerful little book. Thank you so much...

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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 super...

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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 ever in the Mayo...

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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...

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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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Wednesdays with Grandma

Dear Mitch, The students in my advance 7th grade English class read Tuesday's with Morrie over the summer. Although it has taken awhile for me to set guidelines for their project, they have been sent forth to discover about their own lives by meeting with a...

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A Perfect Ending

Mitch- I must share my wonderful end of the year Mitch Albom story.  My friends and family are sick of listening to me, so it's your turn! I teach an English class for juniors and seniors who are enrolled in a technology school where they are studying a program for...

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Never too late

Class: Writ 210 Grade: College/University Subject: School/Institution: Lansing Community College Brighton, MI After two months of my three month stay at a Men’s substance abuse facility in Lansing Mi I walked to The Lansing Community College and told them "I have no...

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Never too late

After two months of my three month stay at a Men’s substance abuse facility in Lansing Mi I walked to The Lansing Community College and told them "I have no diploma, no GED, and would like to become a substance abuse counselor. Can you help me do that? The pleasant...

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