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Teaching That Changes Lives by Marilee G. Adams

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CHAPTER 12OPENING TO NEW POSSIBILITIES

I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to providethe conditions in which they can learn.Albert Einstein

Greenfield’s Open House was a smashing success, with wonderful exhibits throughout the school. In our classroom, parents, teachers and kids crowded around our displays the whole evening, asking questions and talking with our students. From time to time our kids would come up to Carmen and me, telling us about exchanges they’d had with visitors. Similarly, parents stopped by to introduce themselves and say how wonderful it was to see their children so genuinely excited about school and proudly telling others about their projects. Any qualms I still had about being a teacher were behind me—well, mostly! ...

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