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Passion Inspires

Posted on 10 May 2019 by

Teachers are often overlooked and under-appreciated. What goes by the wayside for the students is the passion that teachers have for the subject that they are teaching. Most students just want to go to school and go home, and they don’t care about the subject. All they know is that “I need to do this, […] Continue Reading…

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Captain Kirk

Posted on 09 May 2019 by

College was something my family spoke of in high regard. It was where the smart people went to succeed and where the dumb people sought to avoid. Growing up I feared college, as I felt unworthy and too dumb to go. But after a summer of video games and a part-time job, my mother sent […] Continue Reading…

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A Tribute to Vicente Simanca, My 6th Grade ESL Teacher

Posted on 09 May 2019 by

I remember clearly the minute I stepped into Mr. Simanca’s classroom at Citrus Grove Junior High in Miami, Florida. I was 11 years old and didn’t know a single word in English. Being in a new environment, I didn’t know the language, I had no friends, I missed my family back home, and I had […] Continue Reading…

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Teaching More than Just the Class

Posted on 07 May 2019 by

One teacher that has had a huge impact in my life as a student was my 12th grade psychology teacher, Mr. Wade. I will never forget the first day I went inside my class, and I saw a man who is in a wheelchair.  When I went inside, he turned and greeted me. He welcomed […] Continue Reading…

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Horizons Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week!

Posted on 07 May 2019 by

This week, the Horizons staff was asked to commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week by highlighting some of the teachers and approaches that have had the greatest impact on them as students.   The articles feature a range of teachers, in a range of subjects, at a range of levels, from middle school through college, including some right […] Continue Reading…