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Sharing a Kleenex with the Teachable Spirit

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Sharing a Kleenex with the Teachable Spirit

How have teachers influenced your life? What experience with a teacher helped create a teachable spirit in you? How do teachers change the lives of under resourced students? Teaching the General Educational Development (GED) has provided me the privilege of meeting individuals who have experienced hardships beyond my own experience, and taught me respect for them as well as an understanding of their perspective. The following is a short story written by one of my students while teaching at Highline Community College (HCC), showcasing her teachable spirit: When I was in the third grade, I sat in the back of the class. There was this boy named J.R. He started sticking his pencil up his nostril, in his nose. Well, I wanted to copy him. But then, as I tried to...

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