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Granddad on Qualifications for Educational Leaders

A bit of a follow-up on my most recent post from my grandfather’s memoirs about his days teaching in Snyder. Here he tells why he turned down the offered chair of the mathematics department at Snyder High School, as well … Continue reading

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Methods of Reading Instruction circa 1900

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey taught in Texas schools from 1900-1919. Here he reminisces about changing philosophies in how to teach that most complex of skills, reading. When I first began in school I was not allowed to try to read … Continue reading

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Texas Schoolteacher circa 1900

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Day and the many teachers in my family, here’s another excerpt from the memoirs of my grandfather, G.M.C. Massey from his early days as a school teacher at the turn of the 20th century. NOW … Continue reading

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A Rural Texas Schoolteacher Remembers…

 G.M.C. Massey, previously noted as a strict disciplinarian, also wrote of having a positive impact on many students over his 20 years of teaching in rural Texas schools, 1900-1920. There were two boys in that School that I was unable to fathom: one … Continue reading

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3 Storytelling Secrets for Learning Projects

Incorporating elements of storytelling into teaching and training provides a narrative thread as well as emotional anchoring for the learner, both key to retaining important knowledge. As an instructional designer, I try to include elements of storytelling in my projects to engage the … Continue reading

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Life in These United States; As I have observed in the last 80 years.

  Today we feature guest blogger, G.M.C. Massey, my grandfather. Actually, this is a small fragment from his memoirs written in 1960. In future posts here, I’ll share other segments from the manuscripts. With me to tell this story in … Continue reading

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