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Blair has lesson published in international paper
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Despite what some folks might say, monkeying around can actually get you somewhere, particularly when the puckish primate is the lovable Curious George, a favorite of millions of children around the world.When local resident Julie Blair began her student teacher training at Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary she never imagined a lesson plan utilizing Curious George would lead to an article featured on the back page of an internationally distributed publication called Reading Today, the bimonthly newspaper of International Reading Association, the world’s leading organization of literacy professionals.Blair, the daughter of Tammy and Ralph Blair and a WCHS graduate, is another success story from the 2+2 program at Motlow’s McMinnville campus where students can get a four-year education degree from Tennessee Tech right here in McMinnville.Blair graduated in May after spending her first two years on the TTU campus and the last two locally, a little different than most 2+2 students, who spend all four years at the local campus. She made the move partly because she wanted to do her student teaching here and that worked out quite well for her.Once she began her student teaching, the personable young educator immediately began to use her creativity to engage her students in learning. She did this by visiting the “ReadWriteThink” website to look for lesson plans, eventually coming up with Curious George.