One of my favorite teaching memories comes from my new 1986 classroom assignment during the first week of third grade. I had been teaching in a private school prior to joining the staff at a public school close to my neighborhood, and apparently my reputation had preceded my arrival.
I was using an old overhead projector and some cute little chocolate chip cookie transparencies I had made to add some creativity to the math lesson. In the middle of the math lesson, the old projector gave out. The bulb popped, and smoke began pouring from the projector. As I tried to remain calm, pull the plug, and figure out how to continue the lesson as smoothly as possible, I heard a little girl in the last row stage whisper, "Wow, she really IS magic! I can smell those cookies!"
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