CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. A DAY IN THE LIFE

Once Upon a Time . . . Joan Gozzi Campbell

A Random Harvest James Elwood Conner, Ed.D.

Any Kid Can Be a Superstar! Maureen G. Mulvaney (M.G.M.)

Encouraging Kelly Seema Renee Gersten

Am I Close? Alice Stolper Peppler

The Girl in the Fifth Row Leo Buscaglia

The Teacher Marion Bond West

Roses in December Herb Appenzeller, Ed.D.

Danny’s Gift Karen Wasmer

A Great Way to Make a Living Lee Saye

You Never Picked Me Last Tee Carr, Ed.D.

2. ANSWERING THE CALL

Why Choose Teaching? Bonnie Block

Teacher at Last Eugene Edwards as told to Gloria Cassity Stargel

Anna Isabel Bearman Bucher

Born a Teacher Robin Lee Shope

Begin at the Beginning Lola De Julio De Maci

Once a Teacher, Always . . . Kay Conner Pliszka

3. LOVE IN THE CLASSROOM

Let’s Go, Daddy Marty Appelbaum

A Friday Night in May Carolyn M. Mason

Love First, Teach Second Joan Clayton

All Things Grow . . . with Love Joan Bramsch

Sarah Michele Wallace Campanelli

A Bear and a Rock Sharon Wilkins

I Will Always Love You Suzanne M. Perry, Ph.D.

A Couple of Teachers Marsha Arons

Coo-Coo-Ca-Choo Joseph Walker

The Bad Word Box Julie Wassom

Need a Hand? Suzanne Boyce

4. DEFINING MOMENTS

That’s Just Roscoe Sue L. Vaughn

Great Answer Bonnie Block

Mother and Child Patricia A. Habada

Promises to Keep Kris Hamm Ross

Goals and Dreams—A Winning Team Jodi O’Meara

5. MAKING A DIFFERENCE

You Elevated My Spirit Adela Anne Bradlee

We Never Know Larry L. Leathers

The Reader Leon Lewandowski

Sergei Molly Bernard

A Tribute to Many Uncrowned Kings and Queens Daniel Eckstein, Ph.D.

The Sunday School Teacher Robin Lee Shope

Every Student Can Learn Meladee McCarty

Awakening Beatrice O’Brien

Easter in Jackson Allison C. Miller

Changing the World—One Clip at a Time Steve Goodier

6. THE CLASSICS

All the Good Things Helen P. Mrosla

Miss Hardy H. Stephen Glenn, Ph.D.

To Beth’s First-Grade Teacher Richard F. Abrahamson, Ph.D.

The Magic Pebbles John Wayne Schlatter

Mr. Washington Les Brown

How Could I Miss? I’m a Teacher Hanoch McCarty, Ed.D.

A Gift from Brandon Myrna Flood

I Am a Teacher John Wayne Schlatter

7. OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

Standing by Mr. Donato Dennis McCarthy

One of My Early Teaching Jobs Angela K. Nelson

The Big Kid Joyce Belle Edelbrock

Only a Shadow in His Past Melinda Stiles

Let a Miracle Happen Aletha Jane Lindstrom

Special Needs Frankie Germany

Moment in the Sun Joe Edwards

The Substitute’s Surprise Linda L. Osmundson

Miracle in the Gym Kimberly Ripley

Benjamin Dori Courtney

8. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

In Case of Darkness W. W. Meade

Excellence Is Love in Action Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D.

The Poems Jeff Savage

Positive Reinforcement Rich Kornoelje

So Little Meant So Much Beth Teolis

An Ordinary Woman Marsha Arons

9. LEARNING BY TEACHING

Master Teacher Marikay Tillett

Brush Strokes Gail Davis Hopson

A Letter to My Preschoolers Jennifer L. DePaull

You Can’t Judge a William by Its Cover Mary Chavoustie

Eric Willanne Ackerman

10. INSIGHTS AND LESSONS

Chuck Gerard T. Brooker, Ed.D.

The Greatest Lesson Carol Toussie Weingarten, Ph.D., R.N.

Annie Lee’s Gift Glenda Smithers

Old Miss Mac Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D.

The Problem Class Donald Arney

Permission to Fail Aletha Jane Lindstrom

Lasting Lessons from a Fifth-Grade Teacher Terry Miller Shannon

11. THANKS

Meeting Josiah Denaé Adams Bowen

Gifts of Love on Valentine’s Day Jodi O’Meara

A Note in My Mailbox Ron Wenn and Nancy J. Cavanaugh

A Humble Gift Amanda Krug

Hall of Fame Debra Peppers, Ph.D.

A Typical Day Brian Totzke

Start Your Engine Christina Cheakalos and Kenneth Baker

What I Learned in Spite of Myself MaryJanice Davidson

Yours Are the Hands . . . Julie Sykes

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

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