Teachers look anywhere for praise

I am a TEACHER. I am proud to be a TEACHER. I have been a TEACHER for 40 years. In that time I have taught or influenced well over 5000 young people. Many of which are not so young any more. I love teaching because I love learning. As a TEACHER all I look for is a “thank you” once in a while.


3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tom Hanson  |  December 28, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    Thank you for your blog and in particular your statement that you are proud to be a teacher. You should be!

    I see where you recently posted a piece on the teacher as a communicator and the importance of the social environment in your classroom. I posted a piece on OpenEducation.net regarding recent research that children who develop such skills are apt to also be stronger students academically:


    I would appreciate any feedback you might be able to give on the post and if you think it would be useful to your readers I would be grateful if you would share it with them.

    Thank you and have a great weekend.

    Tom Hanson

  • 2. fm44  |  December 29, 2007 at 2:00 am

    Thanks for the nice comment. I do love teaching! Sadly my days are numbered. I am on disability at this time and the future is clouded.

    I agree with your slant on learning! I am an old John dewey fan. You are too! (Even though you didn’t mention him on your site!)

    I would not recommend the beginning teacher jumping too quickly into the social aspect of learning. The dynamics of good social interaction is fantastic for the experienced teacher who is able to “control” the dynamo. Beginning teachers need to do it slow. A little bit at a time. Talk to experienced teachers who into social interactions and group kinetics. And look at sites like “open education.” It offers a lot!

    I really like what I have seen on the site so far. I look forward to returning and keeping up with ideas and information as it becomes posted.

    Once again thank you! I have posted the link to your site.

  • 3. bibomedia  |  February 29, 2008 at 12:19 pm



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