Tag Archives: self-esteem

Thinking back . . .

My teacher for eight grades in the one-room school could be harsh–ice pick harsh to a tender poetic soul.  Some students let her criticisms sail far above their heads; others let them buffet their egos and then matched the thrown … Continue reading

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My teacher told me . . .

Growing up, I wanted to be a ballet dancer–at least, that’s what I told my first grade teacher. (My first grade teacher was my teacher for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th, as well, but that’s another story. … Continue reading

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My Teacher Carried a Shotgun

My teacher for grades one through eight brought a “shotgun” to school every day.  It contained a mysterious white powder and rested on her big, wooden desk at the ready.  She appeared as a terrifying specter in my young life: … Continue reading

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