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Are We Ever Like Jesse James?

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David Deubel not only keeps everything running at EFL Classroom — he also provides an enormous amount of resources helpful to all teachers.  Plus, he has a “thread” where he shares great stories applicable to teaching.  Here’s his latest contribution — a poem that all of us who are teachers at any grade level might want to think about:

The Memoirs of Jessie James
— Richard Brautigan

I remember all those thousands of hours that I spent in grade school watching the clock,
waiting for recess or lunch or to go home.
Waiting: for anything but school.
My teachers could easily have ridden with Jesse James
for all the time they stole from me.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this! I was just discussing last week with a colleague how little I remember from grade school and how much more important that makes the information (and teachers who taught that information) that I DO remember. I’m trying to keep that in mind as I’m teaching……….

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