Monday, June 14, 2010

Marva Collins

I can credit Marva Collins for sparking the teacher in me. On a lark, so to speak, I watched "The Marva Collins Story" way back in 1981 when it was a television Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. That was the year our first child was born. And I knew from that point that, somehow, I was going to be her teacher. A few years later when I really was my daughter's teacher, Marva had written her biography, Marva Collins' Way, which contained excellent help to a homeschooling parent in the '80s.

I often wonder what Marva is doing now--still teaching or retired? Today, I found a couple of older youtube updates about her. They were follow ups to a 20/20 news story. Great to watch the confirmation of her techniques! Part 1 and Part 2.

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