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6 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE -- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1988 POSITIVELY EDUCATION BY TOM MCNEEL, STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of participating in a very special and wonderful event celebrating the 1989 Teacher of the Year. Selected by a statewide committee task to recognize and reinforce that talent. And for those students who find learning difficult due to poor self- concept, lack of self-discipline, or past academic failures, the teacher must county teacher of the year colleagues give concrete meaning to that term. I salute them all -- these marvelous champions of the classroom. ATTEND CONVENTION Marian Birdsall and Nancy Halstead-Gordon, special instructors in these fields in Jefferson County Schools, atte'a4,ed the annual national covention of th4merican Speech- Language-Hearing Association from November 18 through 21 in Boston, Mass. The duo joined 12,000 other speech- language-hearing professionals for the four-day convention program which included short courses, mini- seminars, technical sessions and scientific exhibits. as one of West Virginia's outstanding teachers, Kanawha County's Teresa Hardman truly illustrates excellence in her profession. Evidence of this can be seen not on- ly in her mathematics classroom at Nitro High School, but also in the pride her colleagues, parents and communi- ty members show toward her work. Consider these statements from her candidacy dossier: "Teaching is far more than presenting the subject mat- ter; we teachers must help students learn how to learn, and perhaps most important, we must convince our develop and/or seek out ways in which those students may be remediated so they, too, can be positive contributors in the learning process." --Gwen Rosenbluth, English teacher in Monongalia County: "There is no substitute for competence in one's teaching area. Staying current and having a large 'bag of tricks' for the classroom are obviously important. but if I do not know and relate to my students as individuals, I can't be an effective teacher." --Linda Staub, English/journalism teacher in Hampshire County: "The THE EQUITABLE FINANCIAL COMPANIES FILLING YOUR NEEDS FOR 129 YEARS Life Insurance Health Insurance Investments Mutual Funds Retirement Plans Personal Analysis The Equitable Life Assurance Society, N.Y., N.Y. Equitable Variable Life, N.Y., N.Y. Equico Securities, N.Y., N.Y. Steve Lawson Registered Representative 725-7826 We're a borhood drug you can rely el greatest goal I have in teaching is to students that they can learn and can make a positive difference in thelives  -.  your medi( succeed because each and every one of those around me. I am first concern-  , ; =-    j Prompt, potential. "f them is a valuable persn with great edwithwhatIteach...Secondly, Iam ,  ::a--_  ..!')-  Come in concerned, with how. I teach My goal   -=--  =: And this: "Although my personal .  li, teaching style has evolved to a point is always to give without reservation at which I feel comfortable and suc- and encourage my students to emulate  . '  ,.  TJ._ STUCK and ALGEI eessful, an effective teacher must also my example." ,  n ,i  /  be a lifelong learner." --Virgil Wilkins, vocational ,  rtanntngl-I - ).m)  PHARMACY, INC. Indeed, we could all stand to learn agriculture teacher in WetzelCounty: t]  z-, " -  t1 NVJ DIAL 725-262 ! -- Charles Town from Teresa nardman. "Positive motivation opens the door to (  nrtstmas rany.00   " HOURS: The other five finalists in the event learning. It is a powerful force which  rn r " . r. I " -' ! Monday thru Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 -- chosen from a pool of 43 county bringsasmiletothefaceofthelearner ]  unly a few aates raft I / Sunday I 2-noon to 1:00 p.m. teachers of the year -- offer similar , -  - , G oups from 10 to 200 persons t and paves the road to a unique student  Private Rooms for r insights: teacher relationship. Students can O' ,-. ., ,-.,. ....... , --Barbara Bias, first grade teacher motivate other students if they are  pectai nrtstmas Menu an(] roup Kates can De arrangeo   in Cabell County: "Every child can first motivated themselves."  And Remember - L, _ have successinsomething! I like the Over thepastseveralyearswehave ] "/'for someone special'' "l // ajp l;  old Chinese proverb which says: 'Tell heard a lot of talk about the need for  It  ld  a Gft Certtflcate me. I'll forget. Show me, I may excellence ineducation. Teresa Hard-  ..... " "". ,. (/ remember. Involve me, I'll learn.' 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She is still on a bottle, so all of the books were safe. The children heard a short talk on animal behavior and care. A full-length movie, "Brother from Another Planet", will be shown free on Wednesday, December 14, at 8 p.m. America's leading independent film- maker, John Sayles, creates a hilarious story about a man from space who accidentally lands in Harlem. This is a science fiction film that ran in New York for over a year to sell-out crowds. The Bolivar-Harpers Ferry library will be closed on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. MARY ALBERTSON AT LITERACY CONFAB Mary Albertson, of Harpers Ferry, recently attend the annual conference of Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., held in Albuquerque, N.M. She was among 1,029 delegates from throughout the United States to attend the three-day conference, which featured lectures and workshops for professional and volunteer teachers, tutors and administrators who offer literacy services to adults and teens. 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