“Librarian’s Love of Books Began in Her Struggles to Read”

Great New York Times story about Patricia Ann Kettles, a librarian whose struggles to read in childhood inspired her to become a librarian, and instill a love of reading in children.

The article includes an interesting quote about a teacher that made a difference for her:

“His confidence in me gave me confidence in myself,” she added. “That turned everything around.”

There’s a quite a bit of literature on student motivation that discusses how students’ confidence in their abilities bears on their motivation in the classroom. Definitely something to keep in mind!

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