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August 27, 2008

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merry

Reminds me of my classroom driver's ed experience. I got a B in that class and it took me from valedictorian to salutatorian. No more 4.0 for me. For a few days I was pretty sure the world was going to end. It didn't, of course, and it took awhile to realize that it was probably one of the best things that happened to me in high school. I was forced to evaluate what exactly that perfect GPA meant in the big picture. Now that it's over a decade in the past, it doesn't mean a thing.

Steven

What a terrific tale (and horrific reminder) of our educational system.

Why is that teachers that truly inspire students are only respected and admired in the movies and not real life?

Linn from Australia

What a fantastic article! Thank you for your insightful thoughts. I would love to have permission to reproduce it on the Joyous Learning website (Australian) if that would be okay :)
Linn

Bets

You never cease to amaze me. Good to hear this trip down memory lane.

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