When Brian Bartlett was 24, he was hit by a car from behind so hard it ripped his right leg off instantly. It all happened so fast. He doesn't like to talk about it. He turned 25 in the hospital. When he left, fitted above the knee with a prosthetic leg, he wanted to return to his life.
A Separate Peace is a coming-of-age novel by John Knowles , published in Based on his earlier short story, "Phineas," published in the May, , issue of Cosmopolitan , it was Knowles's first published novel and became his best-known work. Gene Forrester, the protagonist, returns to his old prep school, Devon a thinly veiled portrayal of Knowles's alma mater, Phillips Exeter Academy 15 years after he graduated, to visit two places he regards as "fearful sites": a flight of marble stairs and a big tree by the river from which he caused his friend, Phineas, to fall. First, he examines the stairs and notices that they are made of very hard marble.
Shakespeare did go to school one day - did he. Please think I would say the wisest student would learn the most from any teacher. Being wiser than someone wouldn't preclude your ability to learn from them. Remember one of the quotes: The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
I was recently a guest on Lead the Way , a podcast for school leaders hosted by Bill Ziegler, and we got to talking about how I challenged my staff at Cedar Crest Middle School CCMS to begin telling the story of our school on social media at the start of the —18 school year. It actually started with a single tweet. I only got engaged with social media three summers ago, but I fell in love with it. I tried it, embraced it, and then decided to take some risks by going out on a limb to use it at school.