Trauma Sensitive Classrooms: Teaching the Whole Child

The students in my class for behavior disordered boys usually burst into the room with energy enough to light a city. One morning, the six of them dragged their feet along the linoleum. Their heads hung from drooping shoulders. Bags worth of packing hung below drooping eyes. This was a …

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Clara Comstock- Agent for Change

Clara Comstock- Agent for Change Ordinary People:Extraordinary Lives By Cleo Lampos The smoke from the locomotive engine flowed into the open window of the train, carrying bits of soot in the wind. Clara Comstock turned her head away from what should have been fresh air to the stench of over …

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Ordinary People Living Extraordinary Lives- Thomas Barnardo

Ordinary People Living Extraordinary Lives Thomas J. Barnardo: A Rooftop of Ragamuffins                           By Cleo Lampos     The moon glistened in the London night sky, breaking into moon beams through the smoke from the chimneys of the crowded tenements of the poorEast Endsection. Very little light reached the old donkey shed …

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Torey Hayden, Teaching With Words: Ordinary People Living Extraordinary Lives

                                                                                               Teaching With Words                                    By Cleo Lampos             Narrative nonfiction is a writing style that makes true events read like a novel. Is it any wonder that when Torey Hayden submitted her manuscript for One Child that the publisher snatched it up and put her under contract? …

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The Story of Thomas Galaudet: Ordinary People Living Extraordinary Lives

    CHILDREN OF SILENCE By Cleo Lampos   Thomas struggled to take a breath in the spring air. As the other children ran around him, playing, pushing, screaming, he tried to inhale enough oxygen to walk to the stoop of his home. The oldest of twelve children, Thomas did …

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The Outsiders: An Inspirational Book to a Student Teacher

Ever read a book that changed the way you viewed lif? The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton was that book when I was a college student in 1967. I was ready to start student teaching in a school set in a culturally deprived neighborhood. The prospect of assuming responsibility for 42 …

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