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Chapter 10: Make a Connection
Make a Connection
You are the best thing you have to offer them. They do not take a year of fifth grade from you. They take a year of you for fifth grade.
What a shock it was, being so good at teaching until I actually started doing it and then finding that so many assumptions were unfounded, so many tricks didn't work, and so many kids didn't care.
It isn't all about the subject. Sometimes, it rarely is about teaching a class. It is about assisting in the raising of a child.
Talk to successful people in any field, and you're likely to find that they have one thing in common. At some point in their early lives, ...