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TC Alumna Discusses the Power of Teaching on CNBC

TC alumna Melissa Pelletier Boyd, who has taught at York Preparatory High School in New York City, appeared on CNBC's "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch" in June to dicuss the power of teaching.

TC alumna Melissa Pelletier Boyd,  who has taught at York Preparatory  High School in New York City, appeared on CNBC's "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch" in June to dicuss the power of teaching. Boyd, who studied in the Reading Specialist Program at TC,  taught  in York's "Jump Start" department, where she worked one-on-one to provide students with instruction in the skills and strategies they need in order to be independent and successful learners. In a blog she wrote for CNBC's Web site, Boyd says: "Children around the world are influenced by their teachers as they learn concrete skills and strategies or simple life lessons.  It is the teacher’s power that enables them to impact students of all levels and instill in them the awareness that they can be successful individuals.  Students who are empowered in school light up with the realization that they can accomplish something truly challenging.  Touching the life of a child is the single snowflake that can start the avalanche.  There is no limit, no bound to the distance or time your influence can travel.  When my days as a teacher are through, I know that the good I have done will live on in my students and everyone they touch along their own journeys.  To me, that’s power." To see Boyd's full blog for CNBC,  visit  http://www.cnbc.com/id/25274593 

Published Monday, Jun. 23, 2008

TC Alumna Discusses the Power of Teaching on CNBC

TC alumna Melissa Pelletier Boyd,  who has taught at York Preparatory  High School in New York City, appeared on CNBC's "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch" in June to dicuss the power of teaching. Boyd, who studied in the Reading Specialist Program at TC,  taught  in York's "Jump Start" department, where she worked one-on-one to provide students with instruction in the skills and strategies they need in order to be independent and successful learners. In a blog she wrote for CNBC's Web site, Boyd says: "Children around the world are influenced by their teachers as they learn concrete skills and strategies or simple life lessons.  It is the teacher’s power that enables them to impact students of all levels and instill in them the awareness that they can be successful individuals.  Students who are empowered in school light up with the realization that they can accomplish something truly challenging.  Touching the life of a child is the single snowflake that can start the avalanche.  There is no limit, no bound to the distance or time your influence can travel.  When my days as a teacher are through, I know that the good I have done will live on in my students and everyone they touch along their own journeys.  To me, that’s power." To see Boyd's full blog for CNBC,  visit  http://www.cnbc.com/id/25274593 

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