If he had called on me I was going to get out of my chair and take two steps, grab my chest, drop to the floor and hope they called That was one way to cheat.
I taught high school from to But we can break this cycle readimg failure if instead of blaming teachers we make sure they are properly trained. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens I cried, I reaidng, and I cried after I started learning to read - there was a lot of pain and a lot of frustration - but it filled a big hole in my soul. That was the second person in my adult life that I had ever told.
I wanted to be vig else, I had a desire to succeed, I wanted to be a good student, but I just couldn't do it. I'd crossed the line now - I wasn't just a student that was cheating, I was a criminal. But I wasn't getting it.
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But I didn't get that miracle. I couldn't even take the roll - I had to ask the students to pronounce their names so I could hear their names.
I could write my name and there were some words that I could remember, but I couldn't write a sentence - I was in high school and reading at the second or third grade level. Cathy, I can't read.
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I was deceitful. Nig wasn't a teacher, she was just somebody who loved to read and didn't think anybody should go through life without knowing how to.
Whatever it took not to get caught, and I never got caught. I taught a lot of different things.
I never wrote on a blackboard and there was no printed word in my classroom. At school I ended up in the dumb row with a bunch of other kids who were having a hard time learning to read. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee 7.
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One of my biggest fears was faculty meetings. But I'd been through high school and college without getting caught - so being a teacher seemed a good place to hide. They didn't suspect at all - you don't suspect foe teacher.
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