Reconnecting with my 1979 Grade 3 teacher featured in “Teacher Magazine” By Mary Chang


This is a story of how I reconnected with my 1979 elementary school teacher after four decades. It describes the emotional connection that transpires between a student and teacher and how it empowers a child to believe in herself, nurture her creativity and follow her dreams into adulthood.

“Reconnecting with my 1979 Grade 3 Teacher, Lindsay Watson” is now published in Teacher Magazine, Jan/Feb 2020 issue. It’s dedicated to L.W. with a nod to the students of Ms Watson’s classroom.

Reconnecting with my Grade 3 teacher
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“Taking Steps”  Photo by Natalie McMillan

After you’ve read the above story “Reconnecting with my Grade 3 teacher”, I welcome you to take a step back into the past with me to read:

1-Lindsay Watson current
“Lindsay Watson”  Photo by Billy Woods Photography.
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“Flashback into 1979 – title page”

If you would like to make a comment about the story “Reconnecting with my Grade 3 Teacher, Lindsay Watson”, please submit it under the “About the Writer” page. You may also send a Letter to the Editor at Teacher Magazine at: teachermag@bctf.ca.

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“Words a writer loves to hear”: Handmade and received from L.W. after she read my story, February 2020

 

My Self Mantras In Six Words


For 2020, I promise myself to take time to contemplate what matters most to me. Managing the precarious balancing act of parenting, relationships, fitness, work and the chaos that comes with everyday living is a constant challenge.
Keeping it simple puts my life into perspective. Six word stories tell my truth.
Take time to breathe, slow down.
Appreciate my  health – my only life.
I love me, my life, my soul.
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“Quieting Mind”  Photo by Natalie McMillan.
I possess the courage to try.
I devote time to me – for me.
I promise to pursue my dreams.
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“Embracing World”
Be grateful for my lifetime partner.
Play with son whenever I can.
Best gifts… kisses, talking, time, silence.
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“Moment Together”