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Mar 01 2015

The Prophetic Fish

“Teacher, my dad buyed me a pet!” exclaimed Dino, shifting back and forth beaming down at a plastic 6 oz. cup with murky water and, sure enough, a fish swimming around.  This was my third day as a teacher in the U.S. and because the district office’s finger-printing machine was out of commission, a substitute teacher sat in the back of the room to satisfy state mandates.  “Dino,” I exhaled, “you can’t bring a fish to school!  Call your dad and I will put the cup on the back counter before any more of the water spills out.”
I heedfully carried the cup and placed it beneath our wall of photos of inspirational global citizens – right beneath Dolores Huerta and Maya Angelou.  Maybe this fish was actually Nemo – the brave fish that traveled the world alone. I returned to the front of the room to…

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