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Reap What You Sow He was in the first third grade class I taught at Saint Marys School in Morris Minn All 34 of my students were dear to me but Mark Eklund was one in a million Very neat in appearance but had that happy-to-be-alive attitude that made even his occasional mischieviousness delightful Mark talked incessantly I had to remind him again and again that talking without permission was not acceptable What impressed me so much though was his sincere response every time I had to correct him for misbehaving - Thank you for correcting me SisterI didnt know what to make of it at first but before long I became accustomed to hearing it many times a day One morning my patience was growing thin when Mark talked once too often and then I made a novice teachers mistake I looked at Mark and said If you one more word I am going to tape your mouth shut It wasnt ten seconds later when Chuck blurted out Mark is talking again I hadnt asked any of the students to help me watc h Mark but since I had stated the punishment in front of the class I had to act on it I remember the scene as if it had occurred this morning I walked to my desk very deliberately opened my drawer and took out a roll of masking tape Without saying a word I proceeded to Marks desk tore off two pieces of tape and made a big X with them over his mouth I then returned to the front of the room As I glanced at Mark to see how he was doing he winked at me That did it I started laughing The class cheered as I walked back to Marks desk removed the tape and shrugged my shoulders His first words were Thank you for correcting me Sister At the end of the year I was
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