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- January 15, 2010

The power of the story

Addison's Phillip Done shares classroom stories in his second book

"Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind: Thoughts on Teacherhood," by Phillip Done; Center Street/Hachette Book Group; 336 pp.; $22.99

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Posted by the prefessor, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 15, 2010 at 3:15 pm

OMG I had Mr. Done 2 years ago and he is simply the best teacher ever! When we saw his picture in the Weekly (hey, this is the kid who wrote the letter on the Magical Bridge Playground) we all started going crazy and screamed really loud (especially me!). I have seen articles about him in many newspapers, such as the Mercury and the Oakland Post, and am glad a local newspaper ran an article about him. He is simply one of the best teachers. Mr. Done, if you're reading this, it is The Professor. I was at his book signing at Kepler's and it was crazy, people looking under the curtain just to see his shoes!!!!! Kids were sharing seats with three people on one. Thank you Chris Kenrick for this wonderful article about one of the best teachers in the country.

Posted by the prefessor, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 16, 2010 at 7:47 pm

just wanted to point out that i live in prefessorville

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