On August 28, 2018 Touch a Life was featured on the Facebook page of Council for the Advancement of Public Schools.
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Someone who was a very special mentor in my life recently appeared thanks to my classmate Barbara. She has been looking up addresses and phone numbers for my 50th Reunion from High School. I asked Barb to do me a personal favor by using her Lexis Nexis. Continue reading “Speaking with a very special mentor”
At a greek restaurant in Long Island, the Benaderet family gathered to celebrate my new book, Touch a Life.. As my support system since the inception of this book, they couldn’t hold their excitement. This was not an official book launch, it was a celebration of my book Touch a Life! Continue reading “A Benaderet Gathering”
It was so exciting sharing the advanced copies of my book with the WOW group. This group of women referred to as the Women of Washington. We met in seventh grade when we entered George Washington High School. In 1968 we graduated with the hopes and dreams of our generation and we all went our separate ways. Some became teachers, some counselors, social workers, lawyers and bankers. We all went in different directions, yet we all had a common thread. All of us found careers in helping people. Continue reading “Dare To Dream”
It was mid-October and I just found out that due to budget cuts with Penn State Abington, the Chairperson of the Social Sciences Dept. gave me the sad news that my Educational Theory class was cancelled. They also needed to have long term professors take over the supervision of student teachers. Here I was with my new challenge of re-inventing myself once again. Continue reading “In My Wildest Dreams”
In my 44 year career I always gravitated to the most challenging students, or, perhaps they gravitated towards me. Somehow I always found their “good” and taught towards that “good”. My passion in teaching to the entire child brought out the very best in each child. Some teachers concentrate on a student’s negative trait. Why waste your time doing that and expending negative energy? Grab hold of those strengths they have and develop those strengths. I call it teaching to their “good”. Every child has something special innately in their being. It’s not such a special formula. It’s called persistence. Continue reading “Persistence and Positivity”