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On Tuesday Behring Teacher Ambassador training re-convened at History Colorado in Denver, Colorado. We were so lucky to be joined by Kenneth and Patricia Behring.
Mr. Behring shared with the group his favorite quote from U. S. President Theodore Roosevelt:
It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming, but who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
In the morning the group focused on the 2015 Leadership and Legacy in History theme, discussing historical leadership and the best ways to help students approach this new theme.
In the afternoon the group had the amazing experience of watching 46 men and women take the oath of citizenship and become American citizens. The naturalization ceremony was an unexpected surprise and a great experience. The teachers spent the remainder of the afternoon collaborating with their state coordinators and developing their Ambassador plans.
Thank you to History Colorado for being a fabulous host in Denver, Colorado!
Congratulations to our Behring Teacher Ambassadors:
- Mark Bach, Washington
- Amy Boehning, Hawaii
- Carol Dallman, Minnesota
- Elizabeth Green, Mississippi
- Gayla Hammer, Wyoming
- Terry Healy, Kansas
- Moni Hourt, Nebraska
- Kyle Johnson, Kansas
- Rona Johnson, Idaho
- Dorian Langi, Hawaii
- Dan Marsh, Indiana
- Dean Smith, Washington
- Tom Thorpe, Wisconsin
- Al Wheat, Mississippi
- Deb Wrye, Indiana