Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bill Coate's Teaching Goal

In an email Bill Coate, now a resident of Madera, CA, shared an anecdote from his classroom. He's been teaching for 36 years, mostly U.S. history for junior high students. One day he said to his students, "My teaching goal is to be California's oldest teacher in the classroom."

Without blinking an eye, a quick-witted student asked, "How old are you now?"

We know the answer to that question, but we're not telling.

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