Steve the Crossing Guard, a teacher-at-large, and his amazing gift to children.
There are teachers, and there are remarkable teachers. Steve the Crossing Guard is one of the remarkable teachers, and he doesn’t teach in a classroom. He teaches on the street at a school crossing. The children at his crossing will often learn far more than they learn in the classroom.
I got an email from Steve the Crossing Guard at 6:39 AM. It was titled,
“Boston Massacre 3/5/1770”.
The text simply said:
Yes, you bet we’ll discuss it, within the hour…
Have a great day!
This is exactly what Steve the Crossing Guard does. He is so excited for what’s to come, because he has planned questions and challenges for the students. The anticipation of knowing and then wanting to pass it on is the greatest feeling. Really.
At 8:01 PM that night, he emailed:
So much history tomorrow: Michelangelo’s bday; fall of the Alamo; Dred Scott…
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