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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: You have to be crazy to be a teacher

bemidjipioneer – I have to admit I envy all of the thousands of teachers who will be eagerly getting their lessons ready for the start of school. Fifty-five years have passed since I taught my first class in 1964 in a small Catholic school in Madison Lake, Minn. I was fortunate to finish my teaching at Red Lake Nation College last year, ironically, teaching a class I had never taught before — reading and writing. I told my students the best way to learn to read and write is, you guessed it, by reading and writing and having some fun along the way. That’s what we did with an emphasis on the fun.

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