A Teacher’s Story – #2 ~ Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections: 

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I don’t think people know who my hero is.  I doubt my own children even know; they would say my it’s my grandmother, Nan.  And, so would most people close to me.  Nan was the best grandmother, and what I learned from her shaped my character, taught me far more than even she ever realized about reading and art.  She was strong and kind, and she always inspired me.  She touched every part of my life.  Nan was a superhero.

There are heroes, and there are superheroes.  Just ask any 8-year-old.  A superhero makes a difference to everything in your life, like Nan.  A hero is someone who touches your life in a very specific way.

Heroes inspire me, because then I become a better teacher.  There is one person, a teacher in Baltimore long ago, whose teaching made me stop and realize what’s really important.  When I read her story, I felt like I was walking in her footsteps.  Well, I felt like those were the footsteps I had to walk in.  I wanted to be just like her.  I needed to be just like her.  My throat still closes and my heart pounds when I read her simple story.  It is in the original Chicken Soup for the Soul book, published in 1993:

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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21 Responses to A Teacher’s Story – #2 ~ Jennie Fitzkee

  1. TEACHERS WHO FOLLOWED THROUGH AND WERE POSITIVE INFLUENCES DESPITE THE MANIPULATION OF THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM ARE MY HEROES!

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  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    AS A FORMER TEACHER, I APPLAUD THIS POST!!

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  3. Jim Borden says:

    Great story…

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  4. Jennie says:

    Thank you for posting #2, Sue!

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