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The Miracle of Motivation

October 3, 2011

Exams start tomorrow so today was a half day.  School was to end at recess, but after second period the campus started clearing for no apparent reason (but most likely because Krista and I were the only ones still trying to teach).

I walked into 11A to see just two of the fifty students straggling out.  “I will stay if you want to have class,” I said.  They turned and went back in.  Word spread quickly and within two minutes I had a class of sixteen, some who came over from 11B to continue with me.

I took questions and we reviewed the whole time.  There was no one else still on campus at 3:15 so I told them to forget about the bell and leave if they wanted to.  They all stayed another twenty minutes doing multiplication problems.

Probably one of my best days yet.

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

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