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Challenge: Extraordinary Teachers

Teachers are shaping the future

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"Please pick up your toys." "Don't hit your sister." "Stop throwing your food." As mom to a toddler, I feel like a broken record. She doesn't listen to a word I say. Scratch that...she listens to everything, but chooses to ignore 99 percent of it. Parents of two year olds...am I right? Time comes to go to her parent teacher conference. We walk in hoping for a good review. How could it be THAT bad? She's two years old. The teacher starts praising our little girl...so well behaved, always listens to instructions, so pleasant to be around. "You should be proud," Ms Margie said. WOW. We decided to shadow her the next day. She was attentive and engaged and loving towards her classmates. Her teacher had created an environment that was so fun to be a part of and as a result, she was put at ease. She runs in the door in the mornings and doesn't want to leave in the afternoon. Too many stories in our news today are about the bad things that happen daily in our world. Teachers, wonderful ones like Ms. Margie don't get enough credit. They are shaping our children and our future.

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