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TEACHERS.NET GAZETTE
Volume 3 Number 5

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Roberge Interviewed on American Breakfast Radio Talk Show
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In Focus...
Roberge Interviewed on American Breakfast Radio Talk Show

by Kathleen Carpenter, Editor in Chief


Educator and author discussed inspirational article on encouraging students to persevere during terrorism adversities.

April 13-Middletown, NY-Author and educator, Lawrence F. Roberge, 43, formerly of Ludlow, MA and former Springfield teacher, was interviewed on the nationally syndicated radio talk show, American Breakfast on Friday, April 12. The host, Phil Paleologos, interviewed Mr. Roberge on his recently published article, Teaching Persevance Through Adversity-A History Lesson. The article, published in the April issue of Teachers.Net Gazette, has received wide praise in its patriotic and inspirational approach for educators to inspire students on how to deal with the adversity of modern day terrorism and the threats of bioterrorism.

American Breakfast is a nationally syndicated radio program held in the Shawmut Diner (New Bedford, MA) and is hosted by Phil Paleologos, radio talk show and former TV news anchor. Paleologos believes that the hometown diner is a mirror of the community's feelings and is the best environment to discuss the issues of American society. Broadcasting Monday through Friday (6am-9am EDT) from the Shawmut Diner, which Paleologos and his wife own, American Breakfast has been featured numerous times on ABC's Good Morning America, CBS's Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, National Public Radio, New York Times, Boston Globe, among others.

Mr. Roberge resides about 60 miles from New York City's World Trade Center Ground Zero. He writes about having to discuss, and help students deal with, the uncertainties from the Sept. 11 disaster as well as the fears arising from the bioterrorism events after Sept. 11. Roberge's article was directed to inspire teachers and students to develop courage during these uncertain times by viewing the history of America's struggles during the Great Depression, World War II, Cold War, and Energy Crisis of the 1970's. Roberge's article also encourages students to learn from history and the technological developments of the past to develop the resolve to face the present adversities and terrorism threats with confidence and perseverance.

Roberge is a college biology instructor at SUNY-Orange (Middletown, NY) and formerly was a teacher of Springfield High School of Science and Technology (SCITECH) where he taught Biology, Chemistry, and Biotechnology. Mr. Roberge was awarded as a Celebrated Teacher in June 2000 by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce's Teaching Excellence Award.

American Breakfast can be heard coast to coast on the Cable Radio Network, on the Internet via YAHOO Radio, and locally on WSRO AM 1470 Boston, MA and WJLT AM 650 New England area.


EDITOR'S NOTE: The article, Teaching Perseverance through Adversity-A History Lesson can be reviewed at the Teachers.Net Gazette web site: http://teachers.net/gazette/APR02/roberge.html

 

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