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Volume 4 Number 7
I feel we have to approach education with the determination to affect each and every one of our students. The mentality of achieving "success" after reaching one child isn't enough.
The Essential 55 Rules - Discovering the Successful Student In Every Child...
Apple Seeds: Inspirational quotes by Barb Erickson
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    Better to Light a Candle Than Curse the Darkness by Chloe
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    Better to Light a Candle Than Curse the Darkness

    Posted by Chloe

    I'm teaching a re-entry class in a super maximum prison (yes, sometimes they do get out). I have 15 days to supply them with addresses that will facilitate re-entry into society (DMS printouts, SS#, recovery homes, etc.).

    I also "preach" that self-esteem stems from getting a job, staying sober/clean, and staying out of prison. So yesterday, one of my students had about 40 pages of information he wanted to copy, so off he goes to the library. The dilemma there is that he could lie...tell the clerk that the teacher needed these copies and get them for free. Or he could tell the clerk that the copies were his and sign a trust withdrawal for $4. What a quandary. He came back with the PAID-for copies, saying, "I knew that I could get [away with it], but I gots to be looking at my own bad self in the mirror."

    Taadaaa! I'm NOT just talking to myself in there!

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