That's why one student has nominated her 9th grade teacher to be this week's Golden Apple Award winner.
Lou Baxter has the story from Albion.
Mrs. Patricia Wood teaches 9th grade English, but so much more.
According to student nominator Jessie King, Mrs Wood "works hard every day to not only educate our students in the classroom but open our eyes to the world that is beyond our small town."
For example, when reading the Diary of Anne Frank, students learned about the Holocaust, not from just a book, but from a Holocaust survivor who Jessie and Mrs. Wood got to visit their school to share the experience.
Patricia Wood, Golden Apple Award winner, says: "Literature and history can't be separated ... avoid it happening again."
Jessie King, student nominator, says: "Whether it's English, Social Studies, Math ... is important."
In this classroom, students are learning the meaning of tolerance, acceptance, understanding and kindness, and English too.
Dr. Mary Jo Melvin, Edinboro University, says: "If every person lived her message...she's taught some critical lessons in there."
Lou Baxter, yourerie.com, says: "Congratulations to Mrs. Patricia Wood, this week's Jet 24, Edinboro University, Golden Apple Award winner.
In Albion, Lou Baxter, Jet 24 Action News.
If there's a special teacher you know that deserves a Golden Apple Award, nominate them by going to the contest page at yourerie.com.
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