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Retirement in Twilight Zone + 4 More Sites for Busy Teachers

By Marjan Glavac

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Original Air Date: 1 June 1962 (Season 3, Episode 37)

I was just 6 years old when I first saw the original airing of this episode from the Twilight Zone. (Long before I had any thoughts of becoming a teacher!) For some reason, a couple of years ago I started to think about it. I especially remembered the ending. Professor Ellis Fowler is a teacher who has taught for 51 years. The board of trustees has sent him a letter of retirement. He contemplates his teaching career and comes to the conclusion that everything he has taught was a waste. That is, until he enters “The Twilight Zone”.

I too will be retiring at the end of June 2011. In this episode, Rod Serling the creator of The Twilight Zone really knew what teachers strive for in their careers.


To encourage students to do more reading, Townsend Press offers teachers (middle school and above) program coordinators and students certain books and materials available at no charge. They are also making available a copy of the “electronic book” Reading Changed My Life as a free download to everyone.

FACTS ABOUT JAPAN (GR. 4-UNIVERSITY, TEACHERS) About Japan provides an overview and detailed history of the country, articles on Japan’s popular culture, interesting facts, and a photo gallery of Japanese artifacts.  It is a non-commercial, educational website created with the intention of aiding others in learning more about Japan.


Need help with basic classroom management? Have Fun Teaching has great, flash cards, fun activities and teacher resources to make classroom management that much easier!


Mr Kash’s History Page includes links to General History, US History, World History and Ancient History.  Each month there are descriptions of the celebrations, holidays, and events associated for that month. There are also assignments geared for middle school students



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