Jacquie McTaggart retired after 42 years of teaching. But, her love
of teaching and her love of children continued in a different form.
She wrote the book,
"From the Teacher's Desk", to share her insight, and her knowledge.
We have reviewed her book,
From The Teacher's Desk, and would definitely recommend it!
To quote from the acknowledgements in the book, Jacquie writes, "more than
1500 students showed me when to talk and when to listen. They taught me how
to imagine, and how to dream. They gave me wonderful memories, and left
footprints on my heart. The parents of those 1500 kids entrusted me with their
prized possessions and they extended their hands to me in cooperation,
assistance, and yes - friendship. My students and their parents ultimately
gave me a wonderful gift. They provided me with the experiences and gave
me the incentive to write this book."
"Good manners encompass all the things that make the people around
us feel good."
"Good manners like most values, must be demonstrated and lived in the
home if they are to become a permanent part of the child's
"We must not fool ourselves into thinking we can replace valuable
childhood activities with computer games. There is no software on the
market that can offer the same advantages as a picnic in the park, a library
card, a visit to the zoo, or a family-shared board game."
"And finally, never refuse to re-read a book if your child requests it -
and he will."
"When your rhyme-conscious child reaches kindergarten
and learns how to read the word 'red", he will almost automatically
know how to read bed, fed, Ted, etc."
Top Ten Quotes on Books |
Never miss an
opportunity to count things and if possible, touch everything as you count it.
(This procedure is much more valuable than simply reciting the numbers
from one to ten)
"You, the parent, are your child's first teacher and his best teacher.
It's an awesome responsibility, but one that brings immeasurable rewards."
A Mother and A Lot More |