Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Welcome USA Today Readers

Thanks for stopping by...

The on-line version of the paper linked to a recent post of mine titled A Typical Day. I was interviewed for the USA Today article back in July and wasn’t told they might recreate a post of mine on their site. I certainly don’t mind, however, the portion they posted doesn’t give you a clear picture of where I was going with my thoughts. The remaining portion of the article goes on to provide a picture of what I do in my classroom on a typical day. You can see the entire post here.

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10 comments:

Polski3 said...

Congrats on being such a positive example of a teacher blogger! And thanks for your work....teaching and blogging. Many of us do learn from what you do.

Any kids ask you to autograph your picture from the newspaper yet?

:-)

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Polski3, you are an absolute dear. This is a mutual learning experience...I learn from so many of you. Thank you for your kind words.

Everyone here at my school has been very supportive concerning my efforts with my writing especially my administrators.

Yes, after the principal announced that the article had finally come out I did have a couple of kids who wanted my autograph, and I have heard from a few parents and kids I used to teach.

We all post in the positive or the negative at one time or another, and I think that's a good thing. The dialogue is essential for all of us to grow as professionals, identify what's wrong/right with education, and to help our kids one student at a time. It doesn't hurt that nonbloggers tune in from time to time either.

Anonymous said...

Hola! Just stopping by~haven't had much time to post. Great article in USA Today. Keep on trucking!! So the laptop visited my home, do hope that we were hospitable. Maybe one day you and the laptop can come for a visit. Thanks for being a teacher ~ we need more like you.

Vaya con Dios,

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Yes, my husband said San Antonio was a great place. I'd like to visit someday.

Thanks for visiting. I like the poetry on your site.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your visit. Your weather sounds heavenly ~ We are still hitting 90 in the afternoon.

Glad you liked the poetry; haiku is my favorite style because it forces me to be concise.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition. All I can say is it couldn't happen to a nicer elementaryhistoryteacher!

And try not to get all snooty about what color limo they send around. I hate it when that happens, especially if I'm driving.

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

nyc, I appreciate that. I really, really do.

And don't worry....there will be no limos....I'm too much of a control freak to let anyone else drive.:)

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

I was thrilled to see you get that recognition. I am not brave enough to out myself.

You did a great job in your interview, and you do a great job on this blog (as well as APB).

Congratulations!

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Ms. C, thank you so much. I was glad to see you got a link as well.

sumir said...

Dear Elementary History Teacher,
I am here in response to your observation while commenting on my observation about your blogging activities as reported in USA Today, where you had said, “I'll admit the history of your country is not one of the areas I'm well versed in, but I do find it very interesting.”

Well, I can a write an elaborate essay on it but here only a small provocation to study the history of India. There are many parallel happenings between the histories of America and India.

When American spirit yelled out a war cry “No Taxation Without Representation” and separated herself from Britain, Britain was trying to adjust its Regulating Act in India. When Britain accepted America as an American Nation, She gave India Pitts India Act. When America was trying to correct its revenue problem under Hamilton, Cornwallis gave Permanent Settlement to India. When America was buying Louisiana, Britain was watching North West frontiers in India with a great concern. When America fought Madison War with Britain, India’s last hope, the Marathas, were succumbing to British forces. When Americans were about to start the Civil War, India revolted in 1857. Hey, was there in any connection between Britain not supporting Confederation as it was already terrified by her Indian experience? Do you know about any such study? Has any one, in your knowledge, studied this angle in American history? I think, I should put this comment on the blogs of Civil War Historians and bloggers. No doubt, it was American Civil War, which forced Britain to seek raw material in form of cotton in India. It was the period, in which three major industries started in India because Britain was still watching America. After that, America secluded herself from Europe and Britain became busy in managing her colonies in Asia and Africa. I can continue up to 1947. However, I know it will amuse you but I also hope that it will prod you to study the history of India.

Regards,
Sumir