Category Archives: Back-to-School

Blessed Be the Teachers

“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”–George Eliot They’ve styled their recent haircuts, donned their pretty new shirts and shoes, crammed their backpacks with all the essentials, and waited patiently while their teary-eyed mamas have … Continue reading

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From My Side of the Desk

On August 20, 1982, I began my teaching career in a small, rural school district in southern Missouri.  I was 22 years old.  Shorter than almost all of my students and only four years older than some of them, I … Continue reading

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I’ll Miss You, Matt Lauer

Goodbye, flip flops, shorts and t-shirts.  Adios, Matt Lauer mornings and Andy Griffith lunches.  Afternoon naps, I’ll see you next Sunday, and beloved lounge chair, save my spot for next summer. It’s time for me to go back to work. … Continue reading

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