Results for - A Promise Made 4 Years Ago Makes The First Day Of School Special For These Twins

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With the start of a new school year, a trio of Longueuil Quebec police officers fulfilled a promise they made four years ago. In 2014, Sergeant Detective S├ębastien Glaude passed away after a battle with cancer. At the time his twin boys, William and Tristan were only about 1-year-old. Prior to his death, after receiving the bad news about his condition, Glaude shared a message with his fellow officers. All he asked them, explained Sergeant Dominic Ahier was

1. With the start of a new school year, a trio of Longueuil Quebec police officers fulfilled a promise they made four years ago. In 2014, Sergeant Detective S├ębastien Glaude passed away after a battle with cancer. At the time his twin boys, William and Tristan were only about 1-year-old. Prior to his death, after receiving the bad news about his condition, Glaude shared a message with his fellow officers. All he asked them, explained Sergeant Dominic Ahier was "Guys, could you take my boys to their first day of school in a police car." So this week, as the boys were ready to head out to their first day of Kindergarten, Sergeant Ahier, Sergeant Philippe Tessier and Sergeant Detective Yanick Bissonnette showed up at their home, ready to make their late colleague's wish come true, and probably brought tears to their mother's eyes and joy to these little boys' hearts. Do you think this was an amazing thing for these officers to do?

Yes
82%
1,631 votes
No
7%
147 votes
Undecided
11%
222 votes
Last school year grade 8 science teacher, Rick O'Brien, at Central High School in Virginia promised his students he would go skydiving if they did well on their Standards Of Learning tests, and in June he indeed kept his promise. Many of his students gathered to witness their beloved teacher skydive (for the very first time) and true to his word, he did. He said he wanted to let his students know you can do anything if you set your mind to it. Do you think this is a novel idea to encourage students to succeed?

2. Last school year grade 8 science teacher, Rick O'Brien, at Central High School in Virginia promised his students he would go skydiving if they did well on their Standards Of Learning tests, and in June he indeed kept his promise. Many of his students gathered to witness their beloved teacher skydive (for the very first time) and true to his word, he did. He said he wanted to let his students know you can do anything if you set your mind to it. Do you think this is a novel idea to encourage students to succeed?

Yes
69%
1,371 votes
Don't like this idea at all
11%
211 votes
Not sure
21%
418 votes
Both of these stories have a lot in common. They both are centered on promises made and kept, role models (as teachers and police officers) and of course, school. I know when I went to school, what I learned was secondary to the impressions my teachers and other students made on me. I learned to love the written word from my favorite English teacher, and how a kind teacher saw the potential in me that I had not discovered myself yet. Do you think that it is the little things like this that children remember more than the actual lessons learned in school?

3. Both of these stories have a lot in common. They both are centered on promises made and kept, role models (as teachers and police officers) and of course, school. I know when I went to school, what I learned was secondary to the impressions my teachers and other students made on me. I learned to love the written word from my favorite English teacher, and how a kind teacher saw the potential in me that I had not discovered myself yet. Do you think that it is the little things like this that children remember more than the actual lessons learned in school?

Yes
72%
1,434 votes
No
7%
141 votes
Undecided
21%
425 votes
My favorite quote about education comes from Margaret Mead:

4. My favorite quote about education comes from Margaret Mead: "Children must be taught how to think, not what to think." Do you like this quote or any of these others from this small list?

Like this quote
49%
989 votes
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school". Albert Einstein.
21%
415 votes
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself". John Dewey
16%
311 votes
"The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values". William Ralph Inge
13%
261 votes
"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow". Anthony J. D'Angelo
21%
410 votes
"Good questions outrank easy answers". Paul Samuelson
14%
287 votes
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
21%
419 votes
I like all of them
33%
667 votes
I don't like any of these
12%
245 votes
09/06/2018 Education 2080 33 By: Harriet56

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