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About the Reviewer:

My name is Anita Valdez and I am twenty-one years old. I am single and have no children, but I look forward to next year when I will have a classroom of my own. I have lived in Arizona for most of my life and I would like to someday raise my children here in this glorious state. I will graduate in May of 2000 with a bachelor's degree in primary education. Children have been a source of great joy for me. Through teaching I hope to be a great source of knowledge for them. My two suggestions for any future teacher is teach what you know and be willing to learn what you don't. Children need to start off with what they know and what they think is relevant in order for active learning and interest to take place. I also am a firm believer in the future and that these children are our future. (November, 1999)



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