Write down the memories of your childhood that you learned things from it.memories of our childhood

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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There will be many different answers here and it will be interesting to gauge what different people write.  One of the first things I remember from childhood was playing wiffle ball in the back yard right after school.  It was a relatively pure experience, one that predated social obsessions, challenges with the realm of dating, and the notion of living life through the lens of the other.  Instead, this moment I remember was fairly transparent in its expression of joy.  I remember the sound made when I connected and the trajectory of the ball.  I remember the different stances I would take before swinging.  Andre Dawson, Ryne Sandberg, Mark Grace, or even Jerome Walton- all of them would yield similar moments of swinging and missing.  Yet, those moments when I remembered connecting allowed me to fully enjoy the moment, primarily because it was mine.  It was a feeling that I was not to experience until much later in terms of being completely happy in a moment in time.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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My clearest memory, one that I learned from, as a kid is when I was in fourth grade.  I was learning how to multiply by two numbers.  You know, like 24*12?  I was a smart kid and always got 100% on stuff.  But all of a sudden I was getting 0% because I did not realize you had to move over one column to the left when I started to multiply by the second number (the 1 in this poing).

I didn't want to admit that I was making mistakes so I tried to hide my papers instead of asking for help.  I learned from that that it is foolish to feel bad when you make mistakes -- the only way to learn is to admit mistakes and find out what you have done wrong.

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dixon349 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Honors

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I am not sure of the question, but what I think you are asking is can I relate a story where I learned something as a child.

For example, I learned team work when I had to do dishes and housework with my sister and brother. We eventually worked out a task list which took less time to accomplish than just cleaning haphazardly.

I learned the value of a dollar when I had to work to earn the money to buy a car and pay for insurance.

I learned about other cultures when I traveled in foreign countries (and appreciated being an American even more.)

I hope these ideas help you get started writing.

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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As a child I was very fond of dogs.  I had no fear of them and I would walk up to any dog at any time and hug it.  Two events taught me a lessons about the nature of an animal that I have ever forgotten.

 One day my grandmother and I were walking in our neighborhood.  I saw a dog and ran up to it.  I asked the lady what kid of dog it was and she told me a boxer.  Being an impudent fool I acted like I was going to punch the dog.  The dog jumped at me and bit my nose very hard.  I no longer punch dogs.

The second lesson I had to learn was regarding dogs and dinner.  Our neighbor had a huge sweet German Shepard.  One day I was playing in the yard and the lay had fed it.  The dog was eating.  I wanted to show off so I went o the dog's bowl and acted like I was going to take a bite. 

That big German Shepard tore me up.  He bit my head, face and arms.  I had 13 stitches on the top of my head.  Needless to say, if a dog is eating, I leave it alone, especially a German Shepard.


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