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August 22, 2017

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Take the time to understand what teachers do

I applaud J. Patrick Coolican’s Tuesday column, “Life lessons taught here,” which was about Green Valley High School’s Scott Ginger, who teaches English and speech and debate. I am glad to see some positive media coverage about teachers.

The media should more often go to schools and watch teachers. Watch a kindergarten classroom with more than 30 students and see how the teacher does magic with 5-year-olds, especially during the first weeks of school.

Too many people insult and denigrate teachers. They simply are ignorant about what we as teachers do. Columns such as this will help them understand.

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