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November 2017 Newsletter

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November 2017 Newsletter

As I watched the summer Olympics in Rio I was struck by the importance of history to the unfolding events – sometimes remembered – sometimes forgotten. Take the Olympic Torch for example.  The final torch bearers are part of history. In 2016 it was Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima from Brazil – a former marathon runner.  He was winning the 2004 Olympic Marathon at the 35 km mark by 30 seconds when he was attacked by a Catholic priest (who was later defrocked). Following the incident he fell back from first to third place, winning the bronze medal. He was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal at the 2004 closing ceremony for his sportsmanship during the race. But how many people watching the 2016 Rio torch lighting ceremony knew that backstory? Probably very few.

This reminded me of just how important — and easily forgotten — history really is.

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Also In This Issue:

Classroom Camaraderie

Dealing with Tardiness

Choosing the Best Teams

 

Shortfalls of Stereotyping

Dave Arch Energizer

Lotsa Laughs  

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