Dr. Nancy Lee Cecil, Professor of Education
California State University
Department of Teacher Education
Sacramento, California 95809-6079


Office: 1024 Benicia Hall
Telephone: (916)278-7027

professional vita

syllabus 309A

309B Poetry

309A Quiz

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I believe one of the greatest tragedies of the present age is that most people do not recognize the life and death nature of teaching. Every moment in the lives of teachers and pupils brings critical decisions of motivation, reinforcement, reward, ego enhancement, and goal direction. The proper professional decisions of great teachers enhance learning and quality of life. We must begin to understand that doctors and lawyers have neither more nor less to do with life, death, and freedom than do teachers. Teaching, therefore, should be entrusted to only the most thoroughly prepared professionals.

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