Adventures in teaching


Editor’s Note: We will be carrying stories written by Larry Kane, a local retired teacher, who encourages readers to share their life experiences.

My first interesting teacher-student experience occurred on the very first day of my teaching career. I was teaching in a small school in a farm-ranch community, Briggsdale, Co. This particular class happened to be a junior high shop class.

I had given the class a demonstration on using a hand saw to cut wood. I then let the kids practice on their own. I had one student, Paul, who was a very small seventh grader, who was having difficulty holdi...

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