A Teacher's Reflection

“One of the toughest things that we can do as people is step back, take a look at ourselves and evaluate not only what we do, but who we are as people. While this exercise can be very difficult for us, it is this reflection that can help us move forward by looking back and become a better husband/wife, teacher, friend or brother by reflecting on the times when we haven’t been at our best.”

Frank McCaughey, a history teacher in Queens, NY, participated in the Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows Program last week in Washington, DC along with 24 other teachers. The program included trips to the Frederick Douglas House, Ford’s Theatre, Tudor Place, and President Lincoln’s Cottage. On Wednesday, the group spent the day at the Cottage and Mr. McCaughey shared his experience on his blog. Read about how the day had him “thinking about thinking” here: http://thenewlywedteacher.blogspot.com/2011/07/learning-in-dc-day-3-lincoln-and.html

For more information about this program and all education programs at President Lincoln’s Cottage, visit the Education page.

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