Education: Elementary School

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Stop Teasing Me!

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Clear as day, I remember a girl in my elementary school named Alice. Alice came from a poor family and her clothes were often worn and tattered. Kids would groan and roll their eyes if the teacher asked them to sit next to her. To catch “Alice’s kooties” was the worst thing that could happen… Read more »

Tutoring Kids

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One former teacher, current tutor at a Huntington Learning Center, and mother of two recently told me that the most important factor in a child’s education is self-esteem. “Make kids feel like a success, feel good about themselves and their efforts and they’ll be able to learn.” She continues, “Without support and self-esteem, eventually the… Read more »

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