We encourage failure because learning really sticks with us when we fail.
—Lisa Domeier de Suarez, teacher-librarian, Surrey School District #36, British Columbia, Canada Long before differentiation was an education term, I was fortunate enough to have two teachers who gave me meaningful assignments that were different from the rest of the class.
It makes all those troubles you had worth it, regardless of whether or not they walk out or back into your life.
Everyone will shape you into a slightly different person every day of your life.
Eight years later, I became the first person in my family to graduate from college.
When I sent out announcements for my college graduation ceremony, Mrs. —Angela Estrella, teacher, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, California In school, I learned not to take no for an answer.
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The September "Tell Me About" column will feature readers' experiences with how they give productive feedback to students.