Friday, November 12, 2010

Special Teachers: Making a Difference

(Author Unknown)

Ms. Forbis:
With a special gift for learning
And with a heart that deeply cares,

You add a lot of love
To everything you share,

Ms. White:
And even though
You mean a lot,
You'll never know how much,
For your help
To change the world
Through every life you touch.

Ms. Paula:
You sparked the creativity
In the students whom you taught,
And helped them strive for goals
That could not be bought,

The teachers at Frankie Lemmon:
...You are all such special teachers
That no words can truly tell
However much you're valued
For the work you do so well.
- Author Unknown

Temple Grandin didn’t talk until she was three. Instead, she communicated by screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. But she somehow struggled through school until a high school teacher found a way to use her strengths to help her reach great heights. The rest is history. Today Dr. Grandin is a Colorado State professor, best-selling author and one of Time Magazine's 2010 "100 Most Influential People in the World"! She is also the subject of the 2010 HBO movie Temple Grandin.

Do teachers make a difference?
Ask Temple Grandin.

"I am different, not less." — Temple Grandin

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