It appears that Teddy could become a difficult case. When I changed my school in the 9th grade and was troubled by some students, she gave me hope and courage. Never underestimate the Power of Purpose. It was stuck together with masking tape.
He attended Langston University. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded. Teddy became more responsive while Mrs. Like most teachers, she looked at her pupils and said that she loved them all the same, that she would treat them all alike.
It got to the point where Mrs. However, when she reviewed his file, she was in for a surprise. Teddy said he had met this girl and was going to be married.
The handwriting felt familiar. He does his work neatly and has good manners…he is a joy to be around. I wondered what he would do after graduation.
Not just occasionally, but all the time. Very Truly Yours, Teddy Stallard I sent him a good pair of sterling silver monogrammed cuff links and a card, so proud of him, I could burst.
But the story doesn't end there. As she worked with him, his mind seemed to come alive. But when she eventually opened his file, she was in for quite a surprise. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded.
Instead, she began to teach children.touching tale is one of pure invention: there is no Teddy Stoddard whose life was so changed by one special teacher who reached out to him, no Mrs.
Thompson of rhinestone bracelet-wearing fame. Mar 30, · When Teddy was in third grade, his teacher had written this: “Teddy continues to work hard, and although the death of his mother has made it very difficult for him, he always tries his best.
Jan 14, · But that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard. Teddy Stoddard, by Elizabeth S.
Ballard Category. His second grade teacher wrote, “Teddy is an excellent student, well liked by his classmates, but he is troubled because his mother has a terminal illness and life at home must be a struggle.” His third grade teacher wrote, “His mother’s death has been hard on him.
Teddy Stoddard (author unknown) There is a story many years ago of an elementary teacher. Her name was Mrs. Thompson. And as she stood in front of her 5th grade class on her very first day of school, she told the children a lie.
Teddy Stoddard stayed after school that day just long enough to say, “Mrs. Thompson, today you smelled just like my Mom used to.” After the children left she cried for at least an hour. On that very day, she quit teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Instead, she began to teach children.Download