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Karen Dee Michalowicz

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Best pieces of Advice from Karen Dee
Posted: Jul 6, 1995 10:26 AM
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If at first you don't succeed, try again (now, where have I
heard that?). Don't give up. Sometimes for every step forward,
we move two steps back. But, dedication and competence will
win. (I spent a year praying, too, when everything I did seemed
a failure.)

Beware of dogmatic educators. Beware of anyone that says she/he knows
the "best" way of doing something. Listen to educators who
will admit they are not perfect; listen to teachers that admit
they have a lot to learn. Students will tell you who is
a good teacher. Ask the students what makes the teacher good.
It has been my experience that knowledge, organization and
fairness (especially the last) are important to students.

If your students do not perceive you as respecting each and
everyone of them, they will not respect you. The respect of
ones students is a very important element in performing the
mission of a teacher.

Find a friend with which to share the good and bad.


Karen Dee

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Karen Dee Michalowicz VQUEST Math Lead Teacher/Trainer
Upper School Mathematics Chair Virginia Quality Education
The Langley School in Sciences and Technology
1411 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA
22012 USA
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