Monday, August 24, 2009

Retired Teachers Helping New Teachers

The other day a retired teacher from Cleveland, Ohio, came by with an entire pickup truck full of classroom material.

Packed into six large tubs, he brought a treasure trove of bulletin board materials, educational games, student worksheets, maps, charts, and other resources that he had accumulated over his 30 years as an elementary school teacher.

Every year we have a number of retiring teachers that want to pass on the resources that they created and acquired over decades of teaching. Rather than throw it out they wisely want to donate these resources to young teachers who often pay out of pocket in order to fully equip their classrooms.

We are so glad we can play a role in helping one generation of teachers reach out to another.

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