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celebrating the IMPACT

Tania Doyley, bible history teacher, east lake academy

At the beginning of the school year we had an exercise, and one student wrote down that he had seen a dead body before. That became a reality to me that are not just coming in as students, but that they were coming in as people who were struggling ... at the beginning of the semester every semester as we get a new group of students, I do a brain activity with them and they have an opportunity to tell me about themselves. One of the questions I ask is, 'What are some important things that somebody has told you in your life that you've held on to?' The most common example I get from those students is to treat others the way you like to be treated. So I acknowledge that somebody has taught them that value, and then I have the opportunity to help them apply it [in Bible History class].