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© 2017 Tami Bulmash

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We Teach What We Need to Learn

September 18, 2018

 

When I think back to my childhood I can easily recall the young me who loved school. I particularly loved math-- to this day, I still have the calculator I received as a prize from my 3rd grade math teacher, Mrs. Owens. Although I was born in the US, English, was a bit more challenging for me. We moved to Israel when I was 4 years old and having returned to the US when I was 8, well,  English didn't feel native anymore.  Getting acclimated took a while and most of the words I heard were new to me; I couldn't even read in English. Yet, I found comfort in the structure of the language. It was logical, which was a lot like math.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that I wo