Stelzner

October 3rd, 2008

Walking into my room this morning, I couldn’t help but notice the smell of pancakes and bacon wafting through the hallway. Mr. Stelzner, aka Cherry Valence, was cooking breakfast for his 8th grade “Nobel Laureate” students.

Chocolate chip pancakes, red and green pepper eggs, English muffins and crispy turkey bacon. Stelzner, as we call him, came in an hour early to cook up this feast using the Home Economics classroom down the hall. He even did the dishes. He then carefully wrapped tin foil over the plates, folded the napkins, and carried it all back to his room. All before the bell rang at 7:35 am!

I love being a teacher. I get to hang out with kids all day, and work with people like Mr. Stelzner.

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4 Responses to “Stelzner”

  1. 1 Anne Mirtschin
    October 3rd, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    I love being a teacher too, but I wish we had Mr Stelzner in our school. Are either of you looking for a job in a great little school in Australia?

  2. 2 Tracy Rosen
    October 4th, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Wow – Mr. Steltzner is definitely worth the celebration you write about here. Is that him reciting the poem?

  3. 3 mrmayo
    October 4th, 2008 at 7:41 am

    Anne, thanks for the job offer. I’ll be sure to pass the info along to Stelzner.

    Tracy, that is him reciting the poem. That was from our 2006 Poetry Slam. http://www.mrmayo.org/?p=122

    Thanks for the comments!

  4. 4 R. Bell
    October 13th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Wow, I think what you’ve done here is great. I’m a teacher in Canada, and I’m looking into using podcasts more in my class. You have a great site.

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