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A Unique Teacher Imparts Real Life Lessons
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Inspired

A Unique Teacher Imparts Real Life Lessons

I started watching this video through “teacher” eyes; interested in what makes this particular educator unique. I didn’t expect to be so incredibly moved by his experience as a parent.  I wonder if his parenting a child who has a disABILITY makes him a more compassionate and intuitive teacher? I can’t see how it wouldn’t. It’s clear he has been able to incorporate his personal struggles and strengths into his teaching. He generously shares his positive attitude and can-do outlook with the world and his students are benefitting.  Sometimes even the most seemingly ordinary people live the most extraordinary lives. And they are often the people who teach us the most important lessons about life.  Watch this. It’s truly wonderful. 

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  Humour is one way I’ve found to help maintain a positive attitude–for the most part anyway. Admittedly, some days I’m a wreck…a big ball of bitchiness wrapped in worry, topped with a pessimistic glaze. Finding the funny always brings me back. Some people look at me sideways when I make jokes about my child’s leg braces or other things (which I won’t name for fear that you think less of me). They feel it’s in poor taste perhaps. I say, “Deal with it. This is how I cope.” The other way to avoid crossing to the dark side is by drawing from the strength of those close to me–the loving, thoughtful and brave people I am blessed to know in my daily life. Tiff is my best friend since the third grade. We have grown from children to women together and she knows the true me, and accepts me warts and all (*For the record, I don’t actually have warts, though I am sporting a large pimple on my chin which daughter keeps referring to as “Mummy’s boo-boo”). Tiff fought cancer and kicked its ass and she’s experienced significant loss, more than once. Despite it all, she remains the[…]

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